First Posted: 4/6/2006


EVELYN DOROTHY PORTER, 92, of Indianapolis, formerly of Lima, died at 10:45 a.m. April 3, 2006, at Community South Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born Aug. 3, 1913, in Biloxi, Miss., to Russell B. and Hazel D. McBeth Tam, who preceded her in death. She married Howard Eugene Porter, who died Sept. 2, 1961.

Mrs. Porter was a seamstress. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Indianapolis.

Survivors include a daughter, Andrea L. (William L.) Koch of Indianapolis; a son, James H. (Mary L.) Porter of Houston; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Mildred Ireland of Phoenix; and a brother, Stanley R. Tam of Lima.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Siferd Funeral Homes, Westwood Chapel. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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