SHARON, Pennsylvania – Rose R. Porterfield, 82, of Sharon passed away at 4:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, in her residence.
Mrs. Porterfield was born February 10, 1935, in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania, a daughter of David and Ethyl Swartz Shaffer.
She was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Sharon High School.
Rose was employed for 31 years as a welder at the former Howell Industries, Masury, Ohio.
She enjoyed hunting, fishing, trips to camp in Warren County, Pennsylvania, watching soap operas and playing bingo at Western Reserve.
Surviving are her husband, William Porterfield, Sr., whom she married February 14, 1955; two daughters, Patricia Gammon and Linda Kelly, both of Sharon; three sons, Daniel Porterfield and his wife, Cheryl, of Southington, Ohio, James Porterfield and his wife, Tammy, of Sharon and William Porterfield, Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Sharon; a brother, Paul Shaffer and his wife, Pat, of Greenville; 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Alex Porterfield; three sisters, Ruby Herman, Pearl Porterfield and Ida Mazon; a half-sister, Nellie Holzapfel and a half-brother, Glen Hoovler.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Calling hours will be 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State St., Sharon.
Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in the funeral home, with Rose’s nephew, Rev. Roy Shaffer, officiating.
Burial will take place at West Side Cemetery, South Pymatuning Township.
Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.