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Porter, Todd A.

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Todd A. Porter, 46, of Monmouth, passed away at 12:06 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, IL.He was born December 18, 1967 in York, Nebraska the son of Phillip Morris and Sheryl Joyce (Hewitt) Porter.  He was raised and educated in Monmouth graduating from Monmouth High School in 1986.  He graduated from Monmouth College in 1990 and later from Western Illinois University with a Masters Degree in School Administration.

Todd married Molly Apt.

Todd was a Social Studies Teacher at La Harpe Jr. High School for 22 years along with being the varsity baseball coach at Illini West High School.

Todd was an avid sports fan, enjoyed history and fishing with his children.

Survivors include his sons, Peyton Porter and Jackson Porter both of La Harpe, IL; his parents, Phillip and Sheryl Porter of Monmouth; sister, Jacqueline Payne of Nashville, TN and his uncle, Edward Porter of Monmouth.

He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents and his aunt, Betty Porter.

Graveside services and burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Warren County Memorial Park, Monmouth.  Following the graveside services a gathering of family and friends will take place at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth.  Memorials may be left for the Porter Children Education Fund at Community National Bank.