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In memoriam: Nellie "Arlene" Portwood


Nellie "Arlene" Portwood died Tuesday, Dec. 7, at The Knolls of Oxford after a short illness. She was born Dec. 18, 1918. She was employed at Miami University for 15 years and retired in 1984.

Survivors include three children Paul (Carolyn) Portwood of College Corner, Linda (Kenneth) Rudy Marion, and Ron Portwood of College Corner; two brothers: Donald Richardson and his wife, Margaret of Miamisburg, Roger Richardson of Richmond, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law: Mike Everett, of Oxford; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 9. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. For additional information, visit


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