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JoAnn Vose Porter, 85, formerly of Kansas City, Kan., died in peace on Aug. 14, 2016, in the comfort of her home in Garnett, Kan. She was born Aug. 17, 1930. Graduate from Washington Rural High School, was a lifelong member of White Church Christian Church and proudly retired from Deluxe Check Printers in Lenexa, Kan.

JoAnn did volunteer work at Miami and Anderson County Medical Centers. JoAnn was a member of the Miami County Quilt Guild, Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild of Garnett. She quilted monthly with friends at Hillsdale, Kan. She quilted over 600 baby quilts that were donated to area hospitals for those in need. Many of you might have been lucky enough to have received one of her beautiful quilts, if so, always remember her when you feel the warmth from snuggling up in one of them. JoAnn was an avid baker to say the least; the kitchen was the nucleus of the home. Homemade breads, cookies, cakes and pies were always ready to share with family and friends. This was her passion.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her father and mother, Edwin and Margaret Vose; brother Eddie Vose; husband, Joe Porter; son Bobby Joe Porter; and son-in-law Rick Kuykendall.

She is survived by brother Bob Vose, Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters Barbara Duncan (Dean), La Cygne, Kan.; Lori Kuykendall, Black Springs, Ariz., and Teresa Riley (Eldon), Garnett, Kan.; son Tim Porter (Diana), Liberty, Mo.; nine grandchildren Amy Sherman, Tim Hicks, Nathan Sanderson, Cole Sanderson, Jessica Porter, Taylor Porter, Lane Porter, Brandi Vogler and Rick Kuykendall; six great-grandchildren Gavin Maberry, Will Sherman, Annie Sherman, Kade Hicks, Hana Hicks and Trey Kuykendall.

JoAnn was loved by many and liked by all. She nurtured, fed and helped those in need. More than family members called her Mom.

Friends called her Jody, JoJo, JP and Jo.

A graveside service was held on Aug. 18 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Kan. Our Mom was one in a million, she will be missed.

To honor her memory do something nice for someone. Pay it forward!

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