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Goldie Bernice Porter, 88, of California, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born January 19, 1924, in Centertown, the daughter of Daniel H. and Nettie Augusta (Kirchoff) Cliburn, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married on October 11, 1941, in Sedalia, to Ebenezer Alonzo Porter, who preceded her in death on December 8, 1991. She was a homemaker who enjoyed raising her family, canning, sewing and flowers. She was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church in McGirk until 1985 then moved her membership to Main Street Baptist Church in California. Survivors include four sons: Ronald Porter, Mitchell (Pat) Porter, Steve (Dale) Porter, all of California, and Phillip (Mary) Porter of Centertown; one daughter, Blanche Elaine Anderson of California; 19 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Truman, Floyd, Edward and David Cliburn; and four sisters, Opal Cliburn, Myrtle Connell, Virginia Miller and Lorene Angerer; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Porter; one granddaughter-in-law, Donna Porter; and one great-grandchild, Ella Marie Porter. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Main Street Baptist Church in California. Burial will be in California City Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Eddie Schoeneberg assisted by Rev. Ken Mathes. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California. Memorials are suggested to Main Street Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California.
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