Ruth Arlene Porter, 85, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.
She was the daughter of Paul and Freida (Cassity) Trimble. They preceded her in death.
Ruth grew up in Wetmore and graduated from Wetmore High School in 1947. She was married to Leland Porter in 1948. After Leland served four years in the Air Force, they settled in Topeka.
She worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield for more than 25 years, retiring in 1981.
After retirement, Ruth and Leland went back to Wetmore to farm. Ruth enjoyed her cats and raising kittens. They enjoyed the farm for more than 20 years before illness brought them back to their home in Topeka. Leland passed away Nov. 13, 2008. Ruth mentioned numerous times her two cousins and some real good friends helped her so much. She said, “I couldn’t have made it without them.”
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Mount Hope Chapel, 4700 S.W. 17th Ave., Topeka. Ruth will lie in state from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CAT Association of Topeka, 1719 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka, KS 66604; or to a charity of the donor’s choice. To leave a message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com