Taney County Coroner: Second Body found near Rural Protem is Russell 'Rusty' Porter

The Taney County Coroner says MRI imagery and medical records confirm the second body found near rural protem is that of Russell “Rusty” Porter. On April 17, Russell Porter and his wife Rebecca “Becky” Porter disappeared from their Willard home under suspicious circumstances.

On Wednesday, family and friends honored Rebecca Porter at a funeral service in Crane. Both bodies are still under examination at a lab in Texas. Authorities positively identified the first body as Rebecca Porter through dental records. The coroner is not yet releasing the cause of their deaths. Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott says the investigation is underway but would not confirm if officers are focusing on any suspects.

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,