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Mary Porter-Keeder

April 28, 2013
The Herald-Star

PORTER-KEEDER, Mary V. "Ms. Mary," age 96, of Hopedale, Ohio, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Trinity West in Steubenville, Ohio.

She was born February 24, 1917 in Weston, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Glenn Mayes and Nell Gay Faulkner Hickman.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Beecher J. Porter on July 5, 1995; a brother, James G. Hickman who lost his life during WWII; and a step-sister, Bodean Joyce Baker.

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During her early years of employment, she worked as a Receptionist/Assistant with Dr. B. J. Porter in the Steubenville and Wintersville offices. Mary was a former member of Faith Evangelical Church, Richmond; Rebekah Lodge, #73 Star of the Valley, Weirton, WV; Christian Supper Club held at Alameda Inn, Hopedale and the Red Hat Club.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Keeder, Jr. of Weirton; sister-in-law, Shirley (Chuck) Bailey of Weirton; nieces, Kelley Jo Stogden, Heidi Palmer; and several other nieces and nephews; and caregiver and entrusted friend, Pam Cline, with whom she resided.

Friends may call at the Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Monday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m., with Rev. George Henry conducting services in the funeral home chapel. Entombment to follow in Fort Steuben.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Urban Mission, 311 North 6th Street, Steubenville, OH 43952.

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