Memorial For Stella Marie Porter


Have you ever witnessed or experienced unconditional love and understanding? Well you did if you ever met Stella.

Stella Marie Porter was born on April 7th, 1946 to Ardeth Arlene and Denton Bradford Burch. She was the youngest of 9 children.

Stella had an open door policy in her life. She never turned her back to anyone in need. Along with her 4 natural children, Stella had many foster children. She and her husband John took in many families in need in their 41 years of marriage.

On April 17, 2006 Stella Marie Porter passed away, after several years of ailing health. She left this earth to join the love of her life and her forever soulmate John Thurman Porter who passed away February 22, 2006. Stella and John were the true example of unconditional love and unselfish love.

Stella is survived by: daughters, Stephany Lynn Sutton, Shawn René Turner, and Stacy Lee Lopatesky; sons, John Thurman Porter II, foster son Tony Kurcharski, sons-in-law Robert Leroy Turner and Brandon Lopatesky, daughter-in-law Patty Kurcharski; granddaughters, Jennifer, Ciarra, Shaelean, Athena, Lisa, Christina, Anna, Kendra; grandsons, Christopher, Dustin, Joshua, Jeremy, Jessy, Blake, Tyler, Brock, T.J., Michael and Joey; great-grandchildren, Vada, Kellen, Joshua, Caylah, Alysah and Athenea, Hailey and Logan (on the way).

At Stella's request, no services will be held. A celebration of life gathering will be held by Stella's and John's children on a future date.

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