Collette Porter Kennedy, 70, Ferdinand

Collette Porter Kennedy, 70, of Ferdinand, died Sunday (April 8) in Ferdinand. She was born in Fulda March 27, 1948, to Bernard P. and Priscilla (Birchler) Porter.

Collette retired from the state of Tennessee. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, drawing, and painting. She was a member of the Ferdinand Senior Citizens and was a Reiki Master massage therapist.

She is survived by two brothers, Patrick Porter, Newburgh, and Charles Porter and wife Rachel, Bristow; six sisters, Jean Hay, Austin, Texas, Linda Durcholz and Denise Porter, both of Ferdinand; Joyce Parker and husband Earl, Forney, Texas, Judith Stillwell, Evansville, and Debbie Blakey and husband John, Gentryville; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and her dog, Timmy.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death one sister, Elizabeth Ann McMahon, and four brothers, Regis, James, Tom, and Mike Porter.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Cremation was chosen by Collette. Online condolences may be shared at

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