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Becky Ellsworth Porter

Funeral services have been set for a woman who was found murdered last month in Taney County.

Visitation for Rebecca "Becky" Huftt Ellsworth Porter will be held on Monday August 23rd from 6 to 8 p.m. at Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home in Crane.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the 24th at First Baptist Church in Crane with burial following at Crane Community Cemetery.

Becky and her husband Rusty went missing from their home near Willard last April.  Acting on a tip, authorities found the bodies of a man and woman in late July in rural Taney County.  Becky Porter was positively identified by dental records.  Both bodies were sent to a forensic lab in Texas to help determine a cause of death and to positively identify the male.
The case is now being investigated as a double homicide.

Taney County Coroner Kevin Tweedy says he has not been notified that either body has been released by the lab and refused to comment on a cause of death.

Rebecca Porter’s Obituary:
Rebecca Ellsworth-Porter, Willard, MO, daughter of Charlie and Mary (Huffines) Hufft, was born November 15, 1964 in Aurora, MO and departed this life at the age of 46.

Rebecca was a loving mother and the pride of her life was her new grandbaby.  She was a loving wife and a faithful friend. Rebecca gave her life to her savior Jesus Christ at an early age and served him faithfully in the Ministry for many years.  She was a pastor’s wife with a servant’s heart and loved playing the piano and singing.  Rebecca was the Sectional Women’s Ministries Leader for the Springfield South Section of the Assemblies of God for several years.

Rebecca worked at Stone County National Bank in Galena for 10 years. Rebecca loved life and had a smile that would light up the room.  She loved to travel and did so all over the world, visiting Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas.  She had visited all fifty states with the exception of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Alaska. Rebecca was very active in sports and was an adventurer.

Rebecca loved being with her family and lived for her children and grandchild.  Words cannot express how much she will be missed and the void that she leaves behind.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include: one daughter, Jessica Marie Bullock and her husband, Gary of Marionville; one son, Corey David Ellsworth of Crane; granddaughter, McKenna Marie Bullock; four sisters, Phyllis Terrel and husband, James of Russellville, AR, Joyce Lampe and husband, Ralph of Granby, MO, Janet (Susie) and husband, Vince of Marianna, FL, Marietta Porter and husband, Mike of Stark City, MO; six brothers, Bobby Hufft and wife, Carolyn of Billings, MO, David Hufft of Granby, MO, Charles Hufft of Fair Play, MO, Jimmy Hufft and wife, Leola of Monett,


Anonymous said...

was there only one funeral? i am really confused on if they found both bodies, or just one?

Kathee Baird said...

There was a memorial service today for Becky. There were two bodies found and today it was confirmed that the body of the male found with Becky was Rusty.

The bodies are still at the forensic lab in Texas and are expected to be released to family members within the next few weeks.