Anna Mae Porter, youngest daughter of Wilbur and Eliza Burns Clayton, was born
near Berwicle, Illinois November 20,1892. She died at her home in Clearfield
Tuesday, May 26 at the age of eighty-eight years, six months and six days.
As a young girl, she moved with her family to a farm north of Clearfield. She
attended the Clearfield Public School.
Anna was united in marriage with Homer W. Cochran on March 4. 1914. He
preceded her in death in December of 1927. At that time Anna and daughter,
Helen, moved into Clearfield where she was employed by the Clearfield
On March 2, 1931, she was united in marriage with Ralph W. Porter. They lived
on a farm southwest of Clearfield until Mr. Porter died in December of 1970.
Anna then moved into Clearfield where she spent her remaining years. She was a
member of the United Methodist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters, two brothers, and her
Survivors include two daughters, Helen McMath and husband Dwight and LeAnn
Baker and husband Carroll; six grandchildren, Paul Roger Whitmore and wife,
Maxine of Stuart, Iowa, Ann Driskell and husband Dave of Creston,Barbara Scott
and husband Fred of Sharpsburg, Craig Baker and wife Markeeta of Clearfield,
Sherri Doggett and husband
Dennis of Seymour. Iowa, and Sheila McMath of Clearfield; twelve great
grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as other relatives.
Services were held Thursday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Clearfield United
Methodist Church with Pastor Kevin Hoffman officiating. Music was by Mrs. John
Parrish, organist and Darl Bell, vocalist.
Casket bearers were Craig Baker, Dennis Doggett, Paul Whitmore, Dave Driskill,
Fred Scott, and Randall Nickle.
Interment was in the Clearfield Cemetery at Clearfield, Iowa.
Varner-Watson Funeral Home of Clearfield was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014