Carmelita Ann “Lita” Porter

Carmelita Ann “Lita” Porter, nee Kelly, of Chicago, IL and Clearwater, FL. Lita passed peacefully surrounded by her children and grandchildren and began her journey to join her late husband Ralph in Heaven. She leaves behind her greatest legacy, her children and grandchildren. Lita was the loving mother of Steve (Kathy), Jim, Christine (Jeff) Jenkins, Geoffrey (Cindy), Clare (Rick) Severson, Ralph (Binna), Carol (Mark Comiskey) and Colette; loving and fun grandmother of 31, including the late Priscilla Joy and great grandmother of 8. She was the dear sister of Mary Lou Kelly and the late Jimmy. Sister-in-law of Barbara Stuart; dear aunt of Karen Steenhoff; cherished daughter of the late Edmund and the late Carmella Kelly. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, love of children and ice cream, and her everlasting faith and devotion to God. Lita’s family will be forever grateful to the staff on the 13th floor of The Clare in Chicago. Their loving and patient care was greatly appreciated. A private memorial service will be held to honor Lita’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Arrangements handled by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst. 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com


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