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Ilene Porth

February 3, 1930 — April 15, 2016

Eureka - Ilene Mary Porth, 86, of Eureka, formerly of El Paso, passed away at 3:03 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Maple Lawn Health Care in Eureka.

Her memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso with Fr. Donald Roszkowski officiating. Visitation will be from 9-11:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso. Memorials may be made to Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Eureka.

Ilene was born on February 3, 1930 in Danbury, Nebraska, a daughter to Fredrick and Katherine Vontz Weskamp. She married Kenneth D. Porth on October 15, 1950 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook, Nebraska. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2000.

Surviving are her four sons, Richard (Audrey) Porth of Prophetstown, Ron (Becky) Porth of El Paso, Tim (Denise) Porth of El Paso and Jeff (Linda) Porth of Coral Springs, FL; two brothers, Ted Weskamp of Cannon City, CO and Donald Weskamp of Scottsdale, AZ; a sister, Mary Lou Hurned of Tulsa, OK; and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Terry Joe; five brothers and two sisters.
Ilene graduated from Red Willow High School and later graduated from the Beauty Academy in Lincoln. She opened and operated a beauty shop in her home for many years. She also worked as a waitress at Charlie's Place in Kappa for over 25 years. Ilene finished her career at Country Companies.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.

Online memories and condolences of Ilene may be left for the family at

Memorial Visitation

APR 18. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

Memorial Service

APR 18. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

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