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Obituary for Helen E. Port
HELEN E. PORT, 80, of Morrison, IL, died Monday, February 20, 2012 at Morrison Community Hospital in Morrison, IL. Helen was born February 21, 1931 in Morrison, to Henry and Effie (Brondyke) Dornbush. She was educated in the Bunker Hill Grade School of rural Whiteside County and graduated from Erie High School, Erie, IL. She married Kenneth A. Port on February 24, 1950, in Morrison. He died January 31, 1986. Helen provided childcare out of her home for over 30 years. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, where she was a prayer partner and was involved in the Bible study groups. She was also a 4-H Leader for many years. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra (Terry) Leaf of Sterling, IL and Patricia (Carl) Jones of North Billerica, MA; three granddaughters, Keri Leaf, Kelly and Katie Sterling; four great grandchildren, Gabriel, Madisyn, Sofia and Nicholas; one sister, Phyllis Geerts of Albany, IL; four brothers, Eugene (Betty) Dornbush of Fulton, IL, Harlan Dornbush of Erie, IL, Lester (Julia) Dornbush of Fulton, IL and Allen P. Dornbush of Albany, IL; one brother-in-law, David Ottens of Morrison, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; two sons, Arnold Ray and Arlyn Kent, in infancy; four sisters, Kathryn Dornbush, Audrey Sikkema, Sharon Ottens, and Shirley Dornbush, in infancy; one sister-in-law, Catherine Dornbush; one brother-in-law, Leonard P. Geerts Sr.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 PM " Friday " February 24, 2012 " at the Ebenezer Reformed Church " Morrison, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Gerald H. Norman " Pastor of Ebenezer Reformed Church " Morrison, ILVISITATION 4:00 " 7:00 PM Thursday " February 23, 2012 " at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL