Mary Jean Book, 66, died Sunday afternoon, August 6, 2023, in the SOMC Hospice Center surrounded by her loving family. Born on September 7, 1956, in Portsmouth, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Norma Lewis Porter and was a retired data processing supervisor for the State of Ohio.
Mary had attended First United Methodist Church and was a very active volunteer for Potter’s House, including yearly tax preparation, and was an Ombudsman for Area Agency on Aging. She enjoyed being a poll worker for Clay Township.
Also preceding her in death were her husband, Robert Arthur Book, a brother, Thomas Lee Porter, two nephews, Scott Andrew William Porter and Christopher Porter and a great-nephew, Ryder Andrew Porter.
Surviving are four brothers, Joe (Barbara) Porter of Hartsville, SC, Tom (Donna) Porter of Chillicothe, Danny (Beverly) Porter of Lancaster and David (Cheryl) Porter of Sciotoville; a sister, Kelly Campbell of Hartsville, SC and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15th, at the BRANT FUNERAL SERVICE IN SCIOTOVILLE with Pastor Tim Wright officiating. Interment will be in Scioto Burial Park.
The family will receive guests at Brant’s from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday.
Memorial gifts may be made to Potter’s House, 5409 Winchester Ave, Sciotoville, Ohio 45662.