Rita Katherine Porterfield, 88, of Kansas City, Kan., died peacefully on June 21, 2013.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26,, until the time of service. Entombment will be at Gate of Heaven, 126th and Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.
She was a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Kan. She was a graduate of Bishop Ward High School and past member and president of St. Patrick’s Altar Society. She was preceded in death by her husband Art, of 56 years, parents Dennis and Gertrude Long, sister: Eileen, brother: Robert and granddaughter, Elizabeth.
She is survived by her children, Dennis and Janna Porterfield, Tim and Tammy Porterfield, and Gary and Jeanne Mizell, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and sister; Mary Ellifrits. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cherished friends and neighbors.
She was a devout Catholic. She will be remembered for her strong faith in God, love of family, and her quick wit and sense of humor.
Memorials may be sent to St. Patrick’s Church, 1066 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS. 66112 or Wyandotte Pregnancy Clinic, P.O. Box 12710 Kansas City, KS. 66112
Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting:www.marybutlermeyers.com.
Arrangements: Butler Meyers Funeral Home, 913-334-6300.