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5/8/2019 12:27:00 PM
Beverly E. Porter
February 25, 1937 - May 6, 2019
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Beverly E. Porter, 82 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:51 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, Ill.

She was born on February 25, 1937 in Taylorville, Ill. the daughter of Raymond and Floy (Edmonds) Elliott. She married Howard Davis in 1953 and they later divorced. She then married Charles Porter on November 26, 1960 in Taylorville, Ill. and he preceded her in death on November 3, 2008. Beverly worked as a CNA at St. Vincent’s Memorial Hospital in Taylorville and later a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughters: Elaine (Jeff) Thomason of Taylorville, Ill.; Patty (Donnie) Sams of Taylorville, Ill.; Jane (Walt) Harwell of Taylorville, Ill.; grandchildren: Tara Belsher, Cara Belsher, Danielle (Michael) Schneider, Colton Sams, Walter Harwell; great-grandchildren: Rowan and Hayden Schneider; sister: Barbara McWhorter of Taylorville, Ill.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Elwood, Gerald and Orris Elliott; sisters: Thelma Botrell and Bernadine Goldsbro.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Pastor Dean Rose officiating. There will be no visitation.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their on-line guest book at

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