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Carol L. Port

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:08 a.m. CST
Carol L. Port

LANARK – Carol Lynn Port of Lanark passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at home, with her family by her side.

She was born Jan. 2, 1945, to Elmer and Annette (Bott) Kaufman. She graduated from Lanark High School in 1962. After graduation, Carol went to work at Crum and Forster Insurance Co. in Freeport.

On June 28, 1963, she married the love of her life, Roger Port. Together they had two children, Jeffery Allen Port and Jennifer Ann Eubanks. After her children grew up, she went to work at the Lanark Grade School cafeteria, where she worked for 22 years. She then retired to enjoy her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as they meant the world to her. Carol was a member of the First Brethren Church in Lanark, and spent much of her time reading the Bible.

Carol was a breast cancer survivor for 21 years, and then acute leukemia took her life.

She is survived by her husband, Roger; her son, Jeff of Peoria; her daughter, Jennifer (Darrin) Eubanks of Lanark; five grandsons, Chase, Tyler, and Trevor Port and Cameron (Breann) and Coleton Eubanks; two great-grandchildren, Cambry and Cashton Eubanks; two sisters, Connie Kaiser of Freeport and Shirley Hedman of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; one brother, Steve (Nancy) Kaufman of Galesburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister.

She will be missed dearly by her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as this is whom she lived for.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lanark First Brethren Church. Burial will be at Lanark Cemetery.

Memorials have been established for cancer research.

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