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Mrs. Florence Porter

Mrs. Florence Porter

Mrs. Florence Porter, 92, Parkston, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at Holiday Hills Estates, Rapid City, South Dakota.

Florence was born on October 2, 1921 at Sumner, Iowa to Ralph and Julia (Kellerhals) Carroll.

Florence graduated from Sumner High School and the University of Iowa with a Nursing degree.

On January 23, 1943 she married Maynard Porter at Iowa City, Iowa.

She worked as a registered nurse for over 25 years. Florence enjoyed working with youth and their clubs, horseback riding, traveling, gardening and reading. She was an active member of the United Church of Christ and the Parkston Literary Club. Florence was a very active card player. She was a member of a number of bridge groups.

She is survived by; one son, Maynard Jr., and wife, Brenda, Sioux City, Iowa, daughters, Carol Kabeiseman and husband Earl, Cheyenne, WY, Dianne Iverson, Rapid City, SD, Becky Porter-Watson and husband, Michael, Sturgis, SD, Denise Jorgensen and husband, Greg, Afton, MN and 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Ralph and Ronald Carroll.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents: Ralph and Julia, her husband, Dr. Maynard Porter, sister Bernice, brothers Sidney and Howard, son, Mark, and son-in-law Dr. Gregory Iverson.

A memorial fund has been established for the Parkston Library.

A Memorial service will be held at a future date in Parkston, SD.

Serenity Springs Funeral Chapel of Rapid City is hosting her online guestbook at