Myron Franklin Porch, 87, of New Athens, IL; born on March 10, 1928 in Poplar Bluff, MO;
passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Mr. Porch was a retired tool and die maker. He was a United States Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Solomon and Minerva, nee Culver, Porch. His loving wife – Wanda Lee, nee Killmer, Porch whom he married on December 3, 1948 in Pickett, AR. Four brothers and six sisters. Also preceded in death by one grandson – Tom Heierman.
He is survived by his children – Franklin (Sue) Porch of Caseyville, IL; Katie (Bob) Emge of New Athens, IL; Donna (Herman) Heierman of New Athens, IL. Six grandchildren – Ashli Sparks; Joshua Porch; Shara Fields; Ed (Stephanie) Emge; Donald (Kathy) Emge; Karl (Brandy) Heierman. Three great-grandchildren – Noah Emge; Grace Emge; Jonah Emge. One sister – Betty Costen of Poplar Bluff, MO.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 2:00pm with Rev. Timothy Gregory officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.