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Bettie Belle Irvin

Bettie Belle Irvin[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Female 1922 - 2012  (89 years)

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  • Name Bettie Belle Irvin 
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    Born 19 Apr 1922  Normal, Mclean, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Education 1941  Illinois State Normal University, Normal, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    1941 Freshman Class, Illinois State Normal University
    Education 1942  Illinois State Normal University, Normal, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    1942 Sophomore Class, Illinois State Normal University
    Education 1943  Illinois State Normal University, Normal, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    1943 Junior Class, Illinois State Normal University
    Education 1944  Illinois State Normal University, Normal, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    Bettie Belle Irvin
    1944 Senior Class, Illinois State Normal University
    Died 14 Feb 2012  Woodside Village, Grand Forks, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The stone pictured here was placed in the Denman family plot as a memorial for Betty and Charles. Their ashes were scattered at the Denman Family farm in Carlock, IL.

    Burial:
    Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
    Bloomington
    McLean County
    Illinois, USA
    Notes 

    • NORMAL ? Betty Belle Porter, 89, formerly of Normal, died Wednesday (Feb. 8, 2012) at Valley 4000, Woodside Village, in Grand Forks, N.D.

      No public service is planned.

      She was born April 19, 1922, in Normal, the daughter of Frank L. and Lutie Belle Denman Irvin.

      Betty attended Normal public schools, graduating from Normal Community High School in 1940. She then went on to receive a bachelor of science degree in home economics from Illinois State Normal University in 1944. After her graduation from college, she taught home economics and science classes at Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth, for one year before joining her husband in Moscow, Idaho, where he was stationed in the U.S. Army.

      Betty Belle Irvin married Charles Baddeley Porter on July 4, 1944, in Normal. Betty and Chuck were high school sweethearts who first met at the age of 14. Chuck preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2006. As she wished, Betty has been cremated and her family will gather this summer at the Denman Family farm in Carlock to scatter the ashes of Betty and Chuck together. Also preceding her in death were her parents and brother, Otis ?Bud? Denman Irvin.

      Betty was a lifelong member of University Christian Church, Normal. She was active in many organizations, including Christian Women?s Fellowship, History Club and Ariel Club, a book club which has been in existence since 1892. She was a member of the McLean County Home Extension, McLean County Historical Society and Daughters of the American Revolution. She also served a term on the Bloomington YWCA board.

      She enjoyed reading, history and travel. Betty and Chuck traveled to several European countries, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and throughout the United States after Chuck?s retirement in 1979. They also spent many happy summers at their cabin on Gull Lake, near Brainerd, Minn.

      Betty?s greatest joys were her family, especially her granddaughter and great-grandchildren, and her many good friends. She was always kind and welcoming. To her, if you were a friend, you were family.

      Survivors include her two daughters, Janet (Jurgen) Suhr, Carlock, and Barbara (Isaac) Schlosser, Grand Forks, N.D.; one granddaughter, Kori (Christopher) Kobel, Bloomington; two great-grandchildren, Katie and Benjamin Kobel; three nieces, Susan (Stephen) Schwarten, Cambridge, Minn.; Carol (Thomas) Hupp, St. Charles; and Mari Porter, Champaign; and two nephews, Philip (Cindy) Porter, Lincoln, Neb., and Thomas (Deborah) Porter, Aurora.

      Betty?s family wishes to extend its most heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Jonathon Berg and all the staff at Valley 4000, both at Wheatland Terrace (assisted living) and at Woodside Village (skilled care), for their devotion to her care in the last years of her life. They, too, were her family.

      Donations in memory of Betty Porter may be made to: The Charles Porter Scholarship for Leadership, Illinois State University Department of Technology, Campus Box 5100, Normal, IL, 61761; or to the Valley Memorial Foundation, 2900 14th Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND, 58201 (with a note directing funds to either Woodside Village or Wheatland Terrace).
    Person ID I115939  MRP Tree
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 

    Father Frank Lemar Irvin,   b. 26 Apr 1892 
    Mother Lutie Belle Denman,   b. 28 Feb 1891, Carlock, McLean, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1916  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F41931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles Baddeley Porter,   b. 8 Jun 1922,   d. 21 Feb 2006  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
     1. Janet Porter,   b. (LIVING)
     2. Barbara Porter,   b. (LIVING)
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2015 16:14:17 
    Family ID F47218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Apr 1922 - Normal, McLean, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1941 - Illinois State Normal University, Normal, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1942 - Illinois State Normal University, Normal, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1943 - Illinois State Normal University, Normal, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1944 - Illinois State Normal University, Normal, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 2012 - Woodside Village, Grand Forks, North Dakota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - - Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Family Trees and LDS, This information is obtained from Public and Private Family Trees and Data Collections including but not limited to: LDS, Ancestry, WFT, MyFamily etc., (Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual private or public files. This infomation is not a "Primary Source".).

    2. [S61 ] Find a Grave, Cemeteries, Headstones, Various Private and Public Records including: Actual Headstones and Cemetery Records, Find A Grave, BillionGraves, and U.S. Veterans Gravesites and U.S. Headstone Applications, ((Click link to Find a Grave etc)), http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93570645.

    3. [S312] U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection.

    4. [S39] U.S. Public Records Index, Volumes 1 & 2, Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, (Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings).

    5. [S110] U.S. School Yearbooks, (Various school yearbooks).

    6. [S87] Obituary.

    7. [S33] SSDI - Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current , Social Security Administration, Washington, DC.
      Name: Betty B Porter
      BORN: 19 Apr 1922
      Died: 8 Feb 2012
      State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951)


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