Portteus S. (Corporon) Hughes, 88, of McPherson, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital.
Portie was born on June 13, 1925, in Arcadia, the daughter of the late Portteus V. (Stephens) and George William Corporon.
Portie attended and graduated from Arcadia High School in 1943.  She attended and graduated from Mt. Carmel Hospital Nursing School, Pittsburg, Kan., in 1946.
Portie was a member of the First Christian Church, McPherson. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship, church choir, the Homebuilders Sunday School Class and Disciples Women.
Portie served in the Cadet Nurse Corps.
Portie was a registered nurse for Dr. V. C. Price of McPherson for 17 years. She also was a nurse at the Cedars Nursing Home, McPherson, for seven years.
Portie was a member of the Progressive Homemaker EHU, the Hospital Auxiliary and the sewing club.
Portteus S. Corporon was united in marriage to Claude Lee Hughes on Feb. 28, 1948 at Arcadia.
She is survived by: Daughters; Belinda Lee (Charles Brian) Amerman of Runaway Bay, Texas, Mary Lisa Blodgett of Springfield, Mo., and Kirby Ann (John) Gould of Olathe.
Sons; Stephen Claude (Sandy) Hughes, of Weatherford, Texas, and Timothy Price Hughes of Topeka.
Sister; Mary Virginia Shead, of Arcadia.
Brothers; Nelson Osborne Corporon, of Lexington, Mo., Charles Edward Corporon of Pittsburg, Kan., and John Robert (Harriett) Corporon of Brooklyn, New York
Eight grandchildren
Eight great-grandchildren
Five step-great-grandchildren
Many nieces and nephews
Portie was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George William Corporon Jr., Lewis Cass Corporon; sister, Margaret Wickstrom; husband, Claude Hughes
Memorial service will be at at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, the First Christian Church, McPherson, with Pastor Lynn Scott, Reverend Chris Whitacre and Mr. Don Brewer officiating.  Visitors may greet the family following the service in the fellowship hall of the church.
Private family inurnment of cremains will precede the service at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson.
Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, McPherson, and may be sent in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, KS 67460.