Presley Kay Porting

Our precious Presley Kay Porting, 2 years, 2 months and 17 days, was granted her angel wings on February 7, 2017.


Presley’s life was short but those who were lucky enough to know her felt pure joy when she toddled in the room.  Her sweet smile, funny personality and big beautiful brown eyes would melt the hearts of those around her.  Presley loved her Mama, Daddy Grandpa, Grandma, YaYa, Papa, Aunt Kelly and Jennifer.  Presley stole the hearts of everyone she came into contact with.  She loved to play with her baby dolls, carrying around her purse, going swimming and singing and dancing with her Mama.


Presley is survived by her loving Mama, Stephanie Porting; Daddy, Nick Russom; father figure, Jason Smith; Maternal grandparents, Sherri and Tim Plemmons,  Marty Porting; paternal grandparents, Todd and Laurie Russom, Michelle Russom; sisters, Layla and Lily Russom; six aunts, Jennifer Porting and Josh Rose, Kelly Porting, Taylor Lucas and husband Ryan, Quinn Kobalt and husband Nick; Kelsea Russom, Jessica Wilbanks; three uncles, Charlie Porting, Phillip Wilbanks and Zachary Wilbanks.  Presley is also survived by her maternal great grandparents, Jim “Papa” and Renee “Yaya” Carroll.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 15 at Amos Family Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Memorial Contributions

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to BACA, Bikers Against Child Abuse, P.O. Box 2096, Wichita, KS 67201; Alexandra’s House, P.O. Box 10034, Kansas City, MO 64111; or to Children’s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108.

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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Monday, Feb. 13th 2017 | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Presley Kay Porting”

  1. ANN ISRAEL Says:

    Rest in peace sweet angel, you will live on in the hearts of those who loved you forever. Love, Larry & Ann Israel

  2. Mark Porting Says:

    I find peace in knowing this sweet little baby is in Gods arms never having to know any pain or suffering from this world again! Rest In peace little angel !!

  3. Ronda Vallejo Says:

    You are in our prayers, and our hearts are breaking for you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
    The Vallejo family ~ Luis, Ronda, Aubrey, and kids.

  4. Tabitha Black Says:

    I wish I could be there but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of tragedy. She will forever live in my heart and memory, a true angel, forever loved and missed.

  5. Eric A. Says:

    I know this may not be much coming from a complete stranger but I ran across her story in the news and it led me here. I have a daughter not much older than Presley and it hits me more than most things do. I’m a veteran and among other things it hardened my heart to the point that I begrudge the entire world. The one thing in my world that broke that breaks that shell is my daughter. I don’t want to begin to fathom what you’re going through right now and I can only offer my words as consolation. I do apologise for my tangent on my personality but I just wanted to make it clear that your daughters life has touched those your family never has or will ever meet.

    You make sure to use her life to show others how truly important it is to live in each moment with their children. To not get upset over simple things when it’s a kid simply exploring the world. We can only live on through memories and stories. So you tell her story to the world, to everyone you see. Show them her smiling spirit that shines with the light from a world less serious, more curious, and full of innocence than the one we live in far too often. Tell us her favorite songs, movies and shows, or armor that time you did nothing and had the best moment ever. Tell us how much she loved without condition and without judgment.

    I wish you and your family the best during this time. If you need anything you have an entire city to carry you and we will without hesitation. Don’t be prideful or too afraid to ask.

  6. Carol Marshall Says:

    Rest in peace little Presley. Nothing can ever hurt you again, you are one of GODS ANGELS now. May GOD always bless you Presley.

  7. Carol Marshall Says:

    Rest in peace little Presley, no one can ever hurt you again. You are one of GODS ANGELS now. May GOD always bless you.

  8. Lauren O'Dell Says:

    I haven’t stopped thinking of you all since I heard the terrible news. My heart breaks for you all. I will continue to pray for your comfort. Love to you all.

  9. Chris Nieschburg Says:

    RIP lil angel. Praying your mommy & daddy find peace until they can hold you again.

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