Portia Kellogg Rich


Personal and Family Information

Portia was born on 16 SEP 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, the daughter of John Arthur Kellogg Rich and Marquerite Theobald Lloyd.

She died on 8 MAY 2015 in Springfield, Illinois.

Her husband was Andrew Louis Hoekstra, who she married on 26 NOV 1940 in Roseland, Illinois. Their eight known children were Peter Lloyd (1945-1982), Anna M (1948-?), Margo (1952-?), Libby Adriana (c1954-?), Andrea (1956-?), Mary Jo (c1957-?), Catherine (c1958-?) and John (c1960-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Portia Kellogg Rich


John Arthur Kellogg Rich


Charles Dyer Rich


Arthur Draper Rich


Esther Tennant Dyckman


Mabel B Kellogg


John Leonard Kellogg


Harriet Bencham Scott


Marquerite Theobald Lloyd


John Eager Lloyd


Edward VII Lloyd


Mary Lloyd Howard


Marquerite DeWolf Theobald


Samuel Theobald


Caroline Dexter DeWolf



Birth16 SEP 1920
Place: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Death8 MAY 2015
Place: Springfield, Illinois
Census4 APR 1930
Place: Northbrook Village, Cook County Illinois
Age: 9
Address: 1818 Kiest Ave with mother, brother, and sister
Census 1930 Illinois, Cook County
Source: Census 1930 Illinois, Cook County
Date: 1930
Publisher: United States Census

BurialMAY 2015
Place: Springfield , Sangamon County, Illinois
Address: Calvary Cemetery with husband Andrew Find A Grave Memorial# 146283040
Place: Springfield , Sangamon County, Illinois


Rich Children
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Portia Kellogg Hoekstra, 94, of Springfield, Illinois, died at 10:35 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center.

Portia was born on September 16, 1920 in Evanston, IL, the daughter of John Kellogg and Marguerite Theobald Lloyd Rich. She married Dr. Andrew Hoekstra in Chicago, IL in 1940; he preceded her in death in 1993.

Portia earned her bachelor's degree in Education from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI and her master's degree in English Literature from Sangamon State University. She taught Grammar and Composition at Lincoln Land Community College for ten years and volunteered as a Librarian in Jacksonville, IL. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, a past member of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, St. Frances Light of Love Prayer Community, National Council for Christians and Jews, Earthbeat Drumming Circle, League of Women Voters, Great Books Club, 3rd Order Dominicans, and the Chavarot Group. Portia enjoyed learning, reading, cooking, gardening, canning, writing plays and short stories.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Peter Hoekstra; infant son, James Hoekstra; granddaughter, Katie Hoekstra; brother, John Rich and sister, Margaret Weimer.

She is survived by her son, John (wife, Suzanne) Hoekstra of Portland, ME; daughters, Andrea (husband, Arthur Molin) Hoekstra of Seattle, WA, Anna (husband, Robert) Jordan of Gainesville, FL, Margaret Coletti of Boston, MA, Elizabeth (husband, Ted) Hoffmann of Hendersonville, NC, Mary Joanna Hoekstra of Springfield, and Catherine (husband, Rudolfo) Martinez of Stockton, CA; ten grandchildren, Kathryn Therese, Michael, Andrew John, Jessica, Gina, Jennifer, Gabrielle, Aaron, Chessa, and Andrew; six great-grandchildren, Layla, Noa, Gabriella, Alexandria, Zack, and Zane; several nieces and nephews; and one cousin.

Visitation: Family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday May 12, 2015 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 245 N. Amos, Springfield with Rev. Robert J. Jallas, celebrant.

Burial will be follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. - See more at: http://www.butlerfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Portia-Kellogg-Hoekstra/Springfield-IL/1506874#sthash.7W9Ky7z3.dpuf


  1. Census 1930 Illinois, Cook County
    Source: Census 1930 Illinois, Cook County
    Date: 1930
    Publisher: United States Census