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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
Genevieve Porter

Genevieve L. Porter

Monday, December 29th, 1924 - Sunday, September 20th, 2020
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Genevieve L. Porter, 95, resident of Menno Haven Chambers Pointe, passed away the morning of Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the Chambersburg Hospital.

She was born Monday, December 29, 1924 in Upper Mifflin, a daughter of the late Carl R. and Pauline F. Gamber Swartz.

Genevieve worked at several places throughout her life including Marden Clothing Company, Shippensburg State College in the bookstore, and Porter’s Carpet & Furniture. She loved traveling, especially to Ireland. She was also a member of the Prince Street United Brethren Church.

She is survived by a sister, Patricia Corwell of Roxbury; one brother, Ray (Mary) Swartz of Newburg; two brothers-in-law, Jack Porter and Gary (Helen) Porter; a daughter-in-law, Karen Porter; close friend, Kathy Bishop; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Galen L. Porter, whom passed away on August, 6, 1993; son, George C. Porter, whom passed away on January 28, 2018; and four brothers and two sisters.

Her funeral services will be privately held at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. Rev. Michael Wentz will officiate. Genevieve will be laid to rest in the Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prince Street United Brethren Church, 20 North Prince Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257 or the Menno Haven Retirement Community Benevolent Fund, 2011 Scotland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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    Parklawns Memorial Gardens
    3218 Philadelphia Avenue
    chambersburg, PA 17201
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Theresa DiLoreto

Posted at 11:27am
Dear Brian, Anne and family,
“Miss Genny” was one of my favorites; I’m so sorry for your loss. She loved to tell stories of all of you and proudly show off her family photo collection. The world is better for her having been in it!
I’ll think of Miss Genny fondly whenever we go to Totem Pole—she and Karen sat right in front of us these last few years.
Theresa DiLoreto

Ron Tregl

Posted at 08:55am
So sorry to hear of the passing. The Porters were in my life from a very early age being almost next door neighbors. Galen was a wonderful fellow and George and I grew up together, best men in each other's weddings and even started our teaching careers on the same day. Genevieve or who I almost never called anything but Mrs. Porter, was almost a second mother to me since we spent so much time at each other's homes. Glad we got a visit in about a year ago and enjoyed her company one more time. Looks like the family's back together again as you join Galen and George....enjoy a wonderful eternity together.

Bruce Hockersmith

Posted at 04:01am
Patsy, Ray and families:
Sadly note the passing of cousin Jen. The years fly by so quickly and suddenly it's our turn to join eternity. Knowing she's with Uncle Carl and Aunt Pauline, Galen and George eases the burden of parting. Our prayers go with you as you adjust to the emptiness of her passing.
Bruce and Janice Hockersmith

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