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Lucille A. Porter (nee Penfound)

Obituary for Lucille A. Porter (nee Penfound)

June 23, 1914 - March 9, 2021
Elyria, Ohio | Age 106

Dear Wife, Mother, Grandmother


Lucille A. Porter (nee Penfound) went home to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. She was born in Elyria, Ohio on June 23, 1914.
Professionally, she served as bookkeeper for Oberlin City Schools and New London Local Schools for more than twenty years. She and her husband were founding members of Church of the Open Door in Elyria and held some of the first services in their home. They gave support to many missionaries, some of whom they visited in the field and with whom they maintained personal relationships. In 2010, Church of the Open Door awarded her the first annual Lucille A. Porter Service Award in acknowledgement of her many years of heartfelt service, fellowship, and friendship. Many will remember her warm greeting as they entered the sanctuary for Sunday service. She practiced the same generosity outside of the church, winning the love of friends, relatives, and caregivers.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, E. John and a son, James L.
She is survived by two sons, Robert W. and Thomas M., seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call 10-11am Monday, March 15 at the Church of the Open Door, 43275 Telegraph Road, Elyria. Funeral service will begin at 11am. Reverend Bob Wickens, Pastor of Adult Ministries, will officiate. Interment will follow at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial gifts may be forwarded to the Mission Ministries, c/o Church of the Open Door. Arrangements by Busch Funeral Home, Elyria.

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