Martha M. Porter

March 07, 1917 ‒ October 19, 2019

Ashley, Ohio

Martha M. Porter, age 102, an Ashley centenarian passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.

She was born on March 7, 1917 in Morrow County to the late Frank J. and Lula M. (Torrey) Kehrwecker. Martha was a graduate of Cardington High School in 1935 and worked as a registered nurse at Marion General Hospital before retiring.

Interested in people, she was a friend to all. She moved to Ashley in 1962 and was a true care giver of her community, assisting with their medical needs. She was a member of the former Westfield United Methodist Church and the Gleaners Class, as well as the Ashley Senior Citizens, and Rebekah Lodge.  A wonderful cook and baker, she enjoyed making special dishes for all her friends and family, in addition to sharing her holiday cookies. Blessed with an incredible memory, she was strong, dedicated to her family and caring for others.

Survived by her children: Kay (Don) Healea of Florence, SC, Pamela (Paul) Fling of Conway, SC, William Porter of Candlewood Lake, and Douglas (Carol) Porter of Delaware, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, extended family, and friends.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years Ralph A. Porter in 1995, daughter Virginia Hoy in 2004, and her brother George Kehrwecker in 2007.

For the past two years she has been a resident of Sarah Moore Home, where she received wonderful care.

Friends may call Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware. Graveside services will follow at 4:00 p.m. in Glendale Cemetery in Cardington.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or Children’s Hospital.

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  • Pam,Kay,Bill,& Doug,

    So sorry for your lost, Martha will be missed. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of you. God has a special angel now.

    Love, Donna

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of your mother and will never forget her smile. Since we are unable to be at calling hours, we wanted to let you know what a special lady she was to us and how blessed she was to have all her kids. You took such good care of her! It was a wonderful testimony of honoring her. May the Lord bless you all!

    Jerry and Judy Gibson

  • So very sorry for your loss. I am sure she will be missed by many. I know she was loved well by her family and friends.


  • I have fond memories caring for Martha while she was still able to be at home. Her mind was always very sharp and shared with me many wonderful memories of when she was a nurse. She will be missed.