FROSTBURG- Anna Betty (Rankin) Porter, 77, of Frostburg passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Cumberland Healthcare Center. Born in Frostburg on October 30, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Rankin and Anna (Lapp) Rankin. She is preceded in death by her husband Theodore “Buck” Porter and daughter Ronda Porter, brother Frederick Rankin, and sister Catherine Simpson. Anna Betty was a caretaker, homemaker, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother. She always made sure her children were well provided for and wanted for nothing. She retired from the Miner’s Hospital as a nurse’s aide. She was a member of the Zihlman United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter Donna Porter Allison and husband Dave of Lusby, MD; her son Mark A. Porter and wife Carol of Hollywood, MD; grandchildren Ronda Allison Paul and husband Chris of Lusby, MD; and Dawn Allison Robertson and husband Jacob of Lusby, MD; Darren Ballew and wife Kristen of Hollywood, MD; and Daniel Ballew of Hollywood; great-grandchildren Dean Paul, Kamryn Paul, and Khloe Paul. Also surviving, are special cousins, Kedrick and Debbie Lapp, and special nephew ,Doug Rafferty. She is also survived by her faithful companion Chi Chi. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. George M. Harpold officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
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