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Rita J Porter

March 31, 1948 ~ January 30, 2019 (age 70)

Rita J. Porter, 70, of Bardstown passed away Wednesday January 30, 2019 at Rolling Hills Healthcare Center in New Albany, IN. She was born March 31, 1948 in Lebanon, a member of St. Monica Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Martin Smith and Mary Elizabeth Hayden Smith; two sisters, Florence Smith, LaTonja Smith; and brother, Michael Smith.

She is survived by her three daughters, Stephanie (Raymond) Harrison, Traci Johnson both of Bardstown, Keisha Porter of Atlanta, Georgia; four grandsons, Austin Harrison, Alec Harrison, Grant Johnson, Colin Johnson; siblings, Lawrence Smith, James Smith, Liz Hayden, Deborah Trigg, Bernadette Stanley, Donnie Smith, Mark Smith; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and special friends.

Her funeral service will be 11:00 am Monday February 4, 2019 at St. Monica Catholic Church with burial in St. Charles Cemetery. Rev. Jason Harris will officiate. Visitation will be 12-5 pm Sunday February 3 and 9 - 10:15 am Monday February 4 at Barlow Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may go to Masses at St. Monica.

Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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