In Memory

Brenda Havens (Porter)

From the Newton Kansan

Brenda S. Porter Brenda S. Porter, 46, 1424 W. Sixth died Sunday (July 7, 1996) near Apache Junction, Ariz., as a result of an automobile accident. She was born Feb. 4, 1950, in Newton to Howard C. and Lucia M. Sattler Havens. They preceded her in death. She married Richard E. Porter on May 6, 1968, in Newton. She lived in Newton most of her life and graduate from Newton High School in 1968. She own and operated her own cleaning service. She is survived by one son, Aaron Porter of Newton; one daughter Kim Porter of Newton six sisters, Phyllis Lehrman, Marilyn Brickell, Shirley George, Helen Partridge and Sandra Wall, all of Newton, and Jo Beth Wood of Wichita; and five brothers, Vernon Havens, Virgil Havens and Harold Havens, all of Newton; Larry Havens of Westmoreland, Calif., and Clyde Havens of LaVerne Calif. She was preceded in death by one sister, Janice Havens. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Petersen’s Funeral Home of Newton.


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09/22/08 10:02 PM #1    

Susan Brainard (Ashcraft)

I first met Brenda in Middle School. We became locker partners and the fun began. We spent many mornings before school and after school dragging main. (We drug main out past Bethel College and down to Tasty Freeze.) Lots of fun double dates with whom the guys we both ending up married to. She and Rick married right before graduation because Rick was called up in the National Guards. Our friendship remained the same after they moved back to Newton after he got out of the service. Brenda was a happy funny person. We attended all of our class reuions together, (Which I miss so very much). On July 7th,1988 while on vacation, they and Ricks mother were instantly taken by a drunk driver. I think of her so often. She never got to know her first grandchild that was born after their death. Thanks Brenda for all the memories and the great friendship that we had. Miss you !!!

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