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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Muriel Porter

   Muriel Barhea “Bea (Filmore)” Porter, 69, of Midland, formerly of Gladwin, passed away May 3 at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Bea was born Sept. 30, 1935 in Fraser to Bliss and Helen (Keyte) Fillmore. She married John Porter on Aug. 4, 1955 in Mt. Clemens. They lived in Gladwin from 1974 to 1983, then moved to Midland. Bea was an elementary school teacher in Warren and a homemaker for her three children. She loved to paint, garden and be with her grandchildren.

   She will be sadly missed by her husband, John, of Midland; three children, Kimrea L. Muma of Sanford, Karre (Mark) Ballard of Gladwin, and Kraig (Kami) Porter of Coleman; her grandchildren, Marea and Rodney Trotter, Hunter and Forrest Jacobs, Ashlyn Hill, Patrick and Jared Porter, and Jenna, Jonathon and Rebecca Ballard; and one Great-grandson, Caeven Trotter. Her parents and two brothers, Donald and Ronald Fillmore, predecease her.

   Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at the Christ the King Lutheran Church. Pastor David Sprang will officiate. Visitation will be at the church from noon until time of service. Graveside service will be held at noon Saturday at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East in Mt. Clemens. Arrangements were handled by Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin.

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Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Mt. Clemens, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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