HARTFORD, Ohio – Florence Kathryn (Carpenter) Porch, age 94, died at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
She was born on June 2, 1923, in Baggley, Pennsylvania, the second child of Margaret (Tumilty) and Scott Carpenter.
Mrs. Porch was a 1941 graduate of Hurst High School of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania.
She worked as a secretary at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh.
On October 12, 1944, she married Leon Carlisle Porch.
Her early married life was spent in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania where she assisted her husband and his brother, Millard Porch, in operating the J. C. Moore Supply Company. It was there that she was active in the Drama Club, the Music Club, the Bridge Club and the Order of Eastern Star.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and sang in the church choir.
In retirement she lived in Venice, Florida where she sang in the Venice Chapter of a Sweet Adeline chorus.
For the last 13 years Mrs. Porch resided in Hartford, Ohio.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 71 years, Leon Carlisle Porch and a sister, Betty Struble.
Survivors include her five daughters, Cassandra L. Murray of Venice, Florida, Betsy A. Edgar of Hartford, Ohio, Kathryn S. (Ted) Price of Katy, Texas, Linnea (Michael) Anderson of Louisburg, North Carolina and Lisa (Audrey J. Smith) C. Porch of Ambler, Pennsylvania; a sister, Nancy Armstrong of Poland, Ohio; two brothers, Donald Carpenter of Greenville, Pennsylvania and James Carpenter of Columbus, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Michael, Scott, Jennifer, Ben, Beth, Jonathan, Matthew and Ryan and eight great-grandchildren, Karina, Jasmine, Mackenzie, Liam, Tristan, Josie, Kahylee and Adam.
A memorial service to celebrate the lives of both Leon and Flo will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main Street, Kinsman, Ohio.
Burial will be in the Lutheran Church Cemetery of Trauger, Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, Ohio, 44509.
An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com.
A television tribute will air Monday, September 18 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.