Violet A. “Vi” Porterfield

February 27, 1926 - June 20, 2020
Violet A. “Vi” Porterfield

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Violet A. “Vi” Porterfield, 94, of Columbus, OH formerly of St. Clairsville, OH died Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at her home. She was born February 27, 1926 in Wheeling, WV., a daughter of the late Mariane Chichy and Stella Veronica (Jonus) Cihy.

Vi was a beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother and Great Aunt. Her career began Cook Waite Laboratories in Wheeling when she was 18. After she met Harold “Chub” Porterfield at a hotdog stand her life would change. Driven by creativity and ambition she would work 25 years with her husband at J.C. Porterfield Furniture and Appliance as their interior decorator where she would beautify her world and others. She loved working at Porterfield’s. When she wasn’t working, she spent time withfamily and friends. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in St. Clairsville, and a member of the Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority. She was married to Chub for 48 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. “Chub” Porterfield; two sisters, Helen Lechok and Barbara “Jess” Cihy; two brothers, Frank and Walter Cihy.

Vi is survived by a daughter, Jill Porterfield (Tom) Baxa of Columbus; a brother, John (Nora) Cihy of Warsaw, MO.; two granddaughters, Lee and Ann Baxa both of Columbus; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists, St. Clairsville.

You can send your condolences to the family by mail to Porterfield, P.O. Box 640 St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

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  • February 01, 2023
    Janet Morton says:
    I have an old folding yard stick that says... J.C. Porterfield Furniture & Appliance St. Clairsville, Ohio 695-1356. Janet Morton 704-841-7707

  • June 29, 2020
    Bill Stranges lit a candle:
    Lit since June 29, 2020 at 6:29:51 PM

  • January 21, 2021
    Donna (Hawthorne) Riegler says:
    I grew up in St.C and often reminisce about it. Last week I recalled Porterfield's Furniture & Appliance store. My Mom often shopped there and I remembered the pretty blonde haired lady (Chub's wife). She was one of the prettiest ladies in town and very nice. I was in grade school then. I often wondered what happened to her but couldn't recall her first name. When I saw her photo here I knew right away it was her. So glad she had a long full life and my condolences go out to you.