Vera May Porter, 86, died Monday, July 20, 2020 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. She was born June 14, 1934 in Garden City the daughter of Guy Alger & Alpha May (Moon) Rhodes.
A lifetime resident of Garden City, Vera May attended Garden City schools. After graduating from Garden City High School, she attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver and Kansas State University. On April 3, 1954, she married Philip G. Porter in Garden City. A love for flowers, Vera May was the owner and operator of Porter Flowers from 1964 to 1996 where they operated in Garden City and Hugoton. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Garden City and a member of PEO Chapter FF. She loved to spend her time playing bridge, flowers, animals, and spending time with her family.
Survivors include three children Shelly & husband Mike Rupp, Scott & wife Vicki Porter, and Ross & wife Marilyn Porter all of Garden City; a granddaughter Marika Colby & fiancé Trevor Wirth of
Commerce City, Colorado; and a great-grandchild Kolten Kash Wirth. Vera May is preceded in death by her husband Philip who died on September 14, 2013. She is also preceded in death by her parents; a son Russell Gaylon Porter; and four brothers Les Rhodes, Guy Rhodes, Jr., Terry Rhodes, and Mike Rhodes.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City, Kansas with Don Deibert officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorials given to the Finney County Humane Society or to the church of the donor’s choice all in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.