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Janet K. Porter

October 5, 1951 — October 23, 2022

Janet K. Porter, 71 of Fredonia, Kansas passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Fredonia Regional Hospital. Janet was born October 5, 1951, in Neodesha, Kansas to Robert and Ruth (Wiley) Oliver. She graduated from Neodesha High School in 1969.


Janet married Jim Bauman and to this union, two children, Kirk Bauman of Neodesha, Kansas and Corey Bauman of Neodesha, Kansas were born. The couple later divorced.


Janet married Earl Porter on November 23, 1991, in Fredonia, Kansas. They had a son, Evan Porter born May 9, 1993, of Fredonia, Kansas. Earl survives at the home.


Janet, in her early married life, was very active in the local State Farm Bureau, winning several awards and titles. Janet was an instrumental part of the Porter Crop Insurance Business that she and Earl ran from their home on the farm. Being a perfectionist, she made certain that things were run properly. She kept the books on their family’s cattle and farm operation that was run together with son, Evan. Janet was a member of the Wilson County Rural Fire Department, enjoyed reading, going to movies, and watching TV. Janet especially enjoyed the occasional trip to Mexico with other farmer friends. Despite her busy life, Janet kept a daily journal for thirty years. More than anything else, Janet loved her family. She was very proud of the young man her son, Evan was becoming and loved watching him run the farm and cattle business.


Janet is survived by husband, Earl, son, Kirk (Candi), daughter, Corey, and son Evan; sister, Polly (Mark) Boyd of Delaware; niece, Laura (Troy) Gunden and two great nephews of Maryland; granddaughter, Dakota Hamby; and two young men who held a special place in her heart, who had grown up and worked with her on the farming operation, Zach Traylor and Ty Joyce.


Family will receive friends Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.


The Rosary will be recited Thursday October 27, 2022, at 9:30 A.M. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 A.M., Thursday, October 27, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Stuart M. Smeltzer, celebrant.


The Rite of Committal will follow at Fredonia City Cemetery, Fredonia, Kansas.


Memorials are suggested to Barb’s Cook Shack at Old Iron Club and Fredonia Flag Fund and may be mailed or left at Wickham Family Funeral Home, 510 N. 7th Fredonia, Kansas 66736.


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Visitation

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

1223 Madison Street, Fredonia, KS 66736

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Rosary

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Starts at 9:30 am (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

1223 Madison Street, Fredonia, KS 66736

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, October 27, 2022

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

1223 Madison Street, Fredonia, KS 66736

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Burial

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