In Memory

Virginia Porter


GODFREY — Virginia "Ginny" Porter, 90, died at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Methodist Village in Godfrey. Born May 23, 1928 in Godfrey, she was the daughter of Joseph J. and Gladys (Bockstruck) Ebbert Sr. She worked as a secretary at Peavey Company until she married and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

On Oct. 10, 1970 she married Dale Porter in Alton. He preceded her in death on December 28, 1985. Surviving are three nieces, Jenny Frazier of Marble Hill, Missouri, Nancy Ebbert of Quincy, Illinois, and Sandra James of Lake Arrowhead, California, two nephews, Craig James of Lake Arrowhead, California and Roger James of Wichita Falls, Texas, and a step-niece, Barb Anderson of Santa Barbara, California. Also surviving is a step-son, Paul Porter of St. Louis, Missouri, five step-granddaughters, including Ellen Porter of Chicago, a sister-in-law, Marolyn Ebbert of Godfrey and cousins, Joanne Myer of Wentzville, MO and Richard "Dick" Ebbert of Mexico, Missouri.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Cathy Alexander, a nephew, Arthur James, two brothers, Walter and Joseph Ebbert and a sister, Dorothy James.

Visitation was on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Reverend Janet Riley officiated. Private burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or Assisted Living at The Methodist Village. Online guestbook and information may be found at