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Daily Item Obituaries

August 28, 2013

Kathleen A. Anderson, 60, Watsontown

— WATSONTOWN — Kathleen A. Anderson, 60, of Watsontown, formerly of Boalsburg, passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born Oct. 8, 1952, in Meadville, the daughter of the late Gerald A. and Betty Ann (Close) Porter. She was a 1970 graduate of State College High School and earned an associate’s degree in ornamental nursery management from Pennsylvania State University in 1972, reflecting a life-long love of plants and gardening.

Kathy was a creative and skilled seamstress who recently retired after 27 years as the owner and operator of Anderson-Porter Upholstery, of Watsontown and State College. Before that, she worked as an upholsterer and turned a green thumb to managing nurseries in Ohio and Florida.

She was devoted to her pets, a certain Jack Russell terrier being among her favorites.

She is survived by four siblings, Mary Porter, of Berlin, Mass., James Porter and his wife, Pamela, of State College, Robert Porter and his wife, Kimberly, of Alexandria, and Elizabeth Porter Boone and her husband, Glyn, of Leola; 10 nieces and nephews, Joe and Emily Porter, of State College, Abigail Porter, of San Francisco, Lewis and Anthony Porter and Ryan Cassatt, of Alexandria, and Laura, Peter, Elizabeth and Joanna Boone, of Leola; and by her longtime companion, Rich Olsen, of Watsontown. Kathy was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas A. Porter, in 1989.

A visitation will be held from noon to 2 Friday at the Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, followed by a memorial service at 2 with the Rev. Dr. G. Edwin Zeiders officiating.

Burial will be in Boalsburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pets Come First, 2451 Gen. Potter Highway, Centre Hall, PA 16828, or to the National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410.

Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.

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    DINSMORE, ELEANORE F., 83, of Selinsgrove. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. today at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St., Selinsgrove. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.
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