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Obituary

by | November 30, 2020 10:50 am

Jane Porter, age 74, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Friday, November 27, 2020, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, Kansas, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born November 26, 1946, in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Joe and Barbara (Shoaff) Majernik. 

Jane grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School.  She continued her education at Fort Hays State University.  Jane married Steven Porter on September 4, 1970, in Russell.  She was a paraprofessional at Sullivan Elementary School for many years.  She treasured family gathering for the holidays, reading to her kids, and loved to watch her grandkids and share in their accomplishments.  Jane enjoyed watching KU Basketball, reading, decorating, and traveling. 

Jane is survived by her husband, Steven of the home; daughters, Julie Hickman of Ulysses, and Stephanie Shivers and husband Tyler of Winfield; mother, Barbara Majernik of Ulysses; brother, John Majernik and wife Kathi of Colorado Springs, Colorado; brother-in-law, Gary Porter and wife Jane of Hugoton; sister-in-law, Janice Porter of Hugoton; and three grandchildren whom she adored, Joshua Hickman, Jackson and Jaylin Shivers. 

Jane is preceded in death by her dad, Joe; and son-in-law, Jason Hickman. 

Memorial service will be Friday, December 4, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Shelton Memorial Christian Church in Ulysses, Kansas, with Reverend Kelly Gindlesberger officiating. Masks are required.  The service may also be viewed on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook Live.  Inurnment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Shelton Memorial Christian Church or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, Kansas 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. 

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