Elva Mae Porter

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Elva Mae (O'Hair) Porter, 94, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Born Nov. 8, 1922 in Morton, Ind., the daughter of Marion and Mae (Keyt) O'Hair.

She was a 1940 graduate of Clinton Center Schools.

Elva had been a housemother for 14 years at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and three years at Delta Delta Delta sorority at DePauw University. She had previously worked at J.C. Penney's and Prevo's in Greencastle.

She was a member of the Brick Chapel United Methodist Church. In the 70s Elva served on two missions trips, traveling to the McCurdy Mission School in New Mexico and to Kenedy, Texas, where she helped rebuild a church in 1997.

Elva enjoyed fishing, bowling, flower gardening and playing cards.

She is survived by her children, Russel L. Porter, Sheila Chadd and Robert W. Porter (wife, Mary); a brother, Gale O'Hair; companion Ted Clearwaters; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Porter; parents; daughter Charlotte Horn; brothers Max J., Andrew, Dwight and Robert Joe O'Hair; sister Mary Lou Jarrett; and son-in-law Ron Chadd.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with interment to follow at Union Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. on Monday until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Elva to the Brick Chapel United Methodist Church.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.Hopkins-Rector.com.