Betty J (Nielsen) Porter

April 9, 1930 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 87)

Betty J. Porter age 87 of Geneva passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Bria Health Care Center in Geneva surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 9, 1930 in Albert Lea, Minnesota the daughter of Emanuel and Anna (Knudsen) Nielsen.

Betty was a loving wife, mother and nana.  She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  She was a great sitter.  Betty was a gourmet cook, artist and a Sabbath School Teacher.

She is survived by her six children Rick (Patricia) Akers of Clearwater, Florida, Deborah (Gene Schneider) Lake of Rockford, Greg (Patti) Akers of St. Charles, Wes (Loni White) Akers of Seattle, Washington, Monica (Ralph) Wolinski of Batavia and Mark (Tammy) Akers of Geneva; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and also survived by her sister Laura Mercanti.

She was preceded in death by 9 siblings; her first husband Richard “Dick” Akers in 1977; and her second husband George Porter in 2000.

Funeral service will be held Saturday January 27, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Malone Funeral Home 324 E. State St. (Rt. 38) Geneva with visitation held from 9:00 am until the time of the Funeral Service.

Burial will follow at River Hills Cemetery in Batavia.

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