Virginia Mae Porter, 93, passed away on February 11, 2021, at Courtyard Estates in Pleasant Hill. She was born May 12, 1927, in Hedrick, Iowa, to Arthur and Elsie Kleinschmidt.

Virginia was united in marriage to Mervin Nolan Porter on May 21, 1948. She lived in Iowa her entire life and worked at the Des Moines Club over 28 years and Goodwill Industries until she retired at the age of 75.

Virginia was a member of Staves United Methodist Church. She lived at Courtyard Estates in Pleasant Hill for the last 3 years where she made many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mervin; 3 grandchildren, Scott and Stacy Grafton, and William Kellis. Virginia is survived by her 4 children, Pamela Porter Grafton, Steven Porter (Sherry), Gary Porter, and Tracy Porter; 7 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as other loving family and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, 1 NE 60th Avenue in Des Moines.

Charitable donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or Staves United Methodist Church in loving memory of Virginia.

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