Obituary of Joy Porter (1929 – 2021) – Peru, IN


Joy Helen (Wagner) Porter, 92, of Peru, died at 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru. She was born in New York, NY on July 4, 1929, daughter of Herbert and Helen Miller Smith. Joy married Kurt Wagner in New York City on March 17, 1945 and predeceased her in September 1995.

Joy was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a housewife at heart and a former travel agent.

Her surviving children are Barbara Wagner of AZ, Pamela Wagner of CA, Kathy Kendric of CA, Claudia Naegele of CA, Kurt (Lyn) Wagner of MN and Mary (Bob) Hilliker of CA; grandchildren Susan Good, Russell Wagner, Melissa Church, Daniel Gilbert, Kayla Kendric, Corey Kendric, Michael Naegele, Christina Naegele, Kevin Wagner and Kathlyn Wagner. Joy was predeceased by parents, her husband and grandson Darrell.

A Christian Burial Mass celebrating the life of Joy Helen Porter will be held at 11:00 am on Friday January 7, 2022 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 58 W. 5th St., Peru with Reverend Adam Mauman officiating. Interment will be in the Saint-Charles Catholic cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St. Peru. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made through Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home at St. Charles Catholic Church.

Family and friends can leave a memento or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www. or on Facebook at Eddy Funeral Homes, Inc.

Posted by Peru Tribune on January 3, 2022.


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