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Rose R. Porterfield, of Sharon, passed away at 4 a.m. Saturday (July 1, 2017) in her residence. She was 82.
Mrs. Porterfield was born Feb. 10, 1935, in Sandy Lake, a daughter of David and Ethyl Swartz Shaffer. She was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Sharon High School.
Rose was employed for 31 years as a welder at the former Howell Industries in Masury.
She enjoyed hunting, fishing, trips to camp in Warren County, Pa., watching soap operas and playing bingo at Western Reserve.
Surviving are: her husband, William Porterfield Sr., whom she married Feb. 14, 1955; two daughters, Patricia Gammon and Linda Kelly, both of Sharon; three sons, Daniel Porterfield and his wife Cheryl, Southington, Ohio, James Porterfield and his wife Tammy, Sharon, and William Porterfield Jr. and his wife Brenda, Sharon; a brother, Paul Shaffer and his wife Pat, Greenville; 18 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Rose was preceded in death by: her parents; a granddaughter, Alex Porterfield; three sisters, Ruby Herman, Pearl Porterfield and Ida Mazon; a half-sister, Nellie Holzapfel; and a half-brother, Glen Hoovler.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

PORTERFIELD
Rose, 82, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 12:30 p.m., until the time of the service Wednesday (7-5-17) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Services: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, with Rose's nephew, Rev. Roy Shaffer, officiating.
Burial: West Side Cemetery, South Pymatuning Township.
Published on July 2, 2017
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