HARRIET SHY PORTER passed away April 6, 2019 at her
home in New Madrid at the age of 91 years.
She was born October 10, 1927 in New Madrid to the late
Arthur and Mildred Phillips Shy, Sr.
On November 29, 1947 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church she was married to Cyrus Porter, who survives of the
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.
She was Secretary at New Madrid R-1 School District until
her retirement. She then worked for several years at the
New Madrid Historical Museum.
She was a graduate of IC Catholic School, New Madrid and
Loretto Academy, Kansas City, MO.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by; one daughter, Kay Kirk, one sister, Josephine Richardson, one brother, Robert Shy, and one grandson, Daniel Curtis Porter.
Survivors include: Children, Michael Porter of Poplar Bluff, Carolyn and Jerry Allred of Bowling Green, KY., Joe Porter of New Madrid, Patty Frye of New Madrid, Erwin Porter of Cape Girardeau, Anita and John Hunter of St. Louis, Edward and Vicki Porter of New Madrid, Lynette and Tim Fowler of New Madrid, Sisters, Mary Sue Anton of League City, TX., Laura Neal Sinex of Cape Girardeau, Clare Shy Winter of New Madrid, Alice Recker of Harrisonville, MO.,, Loretto Alexander of New Madrid, Ruth Shy of Albuquerque, New Mexico, one brother, Arthur Shy, Jr. of Crystal, MI., 23 Grandchildren, 29 Great-Grandchildren, one Great-Great Grandchild, and Son-in-law, Roger "Sonny' Kirk, Jackson, Mo.
Pallbearers: John Kirk, Steven Kirk, Robert Frye, Chris "Chippy" Porter, Aaron Hunter, Andrew Hunter, Reese Porter
Honorary Pallbearers: Mark Porter and Jason Kirk
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Immaculate Conception Catholic School
560 Powell Avenue, New Madrid MO 63869