Marjorie Porter

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Marjorie Porter12/17/1970
Funeral services were held yesterday (Monday) from the United Methodist Church for Marjorie (Porter) Larson, 59, of Knoxville, who was born April 30, 1911 the daughter or Ralph Hamlin Porter b.1885 d.1957 and Elizabeth Porter b.1883 d.1957.

Marjorie died December 17, 1970 at Collins Hospital.

Rev. James W. Dendler officiated. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery with Eastern Star rites accorded by Knoxville Chapter No. 85. Bybee and Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Larson had been secretary of the Marion County Mutual Insurance Company in Knoxville for the past seven years and prior to that had been with the Farm Bureau Insurance Company for 12 years.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church where she taught first grade in the Sunday School and belonged to the Wesleyan Guild and Homebuilder's Class

She was also a member of the Knoxville Chapter No. 85, 0..E.S. and a past Worthy Matron, a past Mother Advisor of the Order of Rainbow for Girls and was currently serving as president of the Marion County Womens' Republican Club.

Mrs. Larson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Susan Diane) DeWitt of Middletown, Ohio, and Mrs. Michael (Mary Louann) Thornburg of Dumont; two sons, William Lee of San Antonio, Tex., and Michael of Knoxville; ten grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Porter Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Leo (Doris) Dykstra and Mrs. Russell (Edith) Kaster, all of Knoxville.