Bobbi Lou Porter
Bobbi Lou Porter, age 66, of Quincy, died Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 3:52 am in her home.
Bobbi was born July 7, 1951 in Quincy, Illinois the daughter of Robert E. and Billie Lou Byrd Kern. She married Larry “Tom” Porter on February 7, 1982 in the Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2014.
Bobbi was a 1969 graduate of Quincy High School. Bobbi worked with her husband at Porter Concrete for 25 years, until his retirement in 2000. She was then employed in the office at Refreshment Services Pepsi, until her retirement in 2009.
Bobbi was a member of the Sunset Home Auxiliary and had volunteered in past at the old Tea Room at Blessing Hospital. Bobbi served on the state and local boards of the American Cancer Society. She also volunteered at the Sunset Home Ice Cream Shop and Horizons Soup Kitchen. Bobbi was an avid NASCAR fan and especially enjoyed Jeff Gordon when he raced. She was also a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.
Bobbi’s love for God and her family came before everything else. Her faith and love of Christ was present in all she did, and Bobbi was an active member of St. John’s Anglican Parish.
Survivors include her long-time love, Pete Steinkamp of Quincy; a sister, Sandra (Ed) Beckert of Lees Summit, MO; a brother, Ted (Karen) Kern of Colchester, IL; a step-daughter, Kelly (Bill) Porter Wingerter of Perryville, MO; three step-grandchildren, Ashlee, Brittany and Madison Wingerter, all of Perryville, MO; three nieces and nephews, Robert “Robbie” (Madison) Beckert of Lees Summit, MO, TJ Kern of Macomb, IL, and Melinda (Bryan) McFadden of Blandinsville, IL; and her beloved dachshund, Sadie Sue.
Bobbi was preceded in death by her husband, Larry “Tom” Porter, and her parents.
Bobbi was cremated according to her wishes.
Memorials: ASPCA or Sunset Home
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.