Cheryl Lynn Rowles
Cheryl Lynn Rowles age 58, 1121 North 550 West Portland passed away Sunday morning at her residence following a sudden illness. She was born in Portland April 14, 1959 the daughter of Tim and Phyllis (Taylor) Upp. She was married June 25, 1983 to Darry Dane Rowles who survives. She worked in food services at the Jay County High School.
She had worked for People's Bank, volunteered for 4-H shooting sports, the Optimist Club and the German Club. She was an avid gardener and foreign exchange mother to Tanja, Patricia and Isabella from Germany.
George Ronald Bickel
George Ronald Bickel age 88, 207 West 12th Street Portland passed away early Monday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare. He was born in Jay County August 1, 1928 the son of Earl and Pearl (Whitacre) Bickel. He was married August 26, 1949 to Mary Ellen Shreeve and she died October 18, 2015. He was a parts manager for thirty two years working for Price Impliment in Portland and Lefeld's John Deere in Coldwater. He was a member of the West Walnut Street Church of Christ.
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Jacqueline Sue Haffner
Jacqueline Sue Haffner age 78, 3413 West 100 South Portland passed away Friday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland. She was born in Brazil, IN on October 21, 1938 the daughter of William Jackson and Mary Katherine (Wright) Carty. She was married March 21, 1957 to Dickie Haffner who survives. She was a school teacher and guidance counselor for Mercer County Schools, a certified Course of Miracles Counselor, Food Sponsor for Daycare Homes and entrepreneur of several businesses. She had been secretary for Indiana Ostrich Association and had earned her Masters at Ball State.
James Robert Landers
James Robert Landers age 90, 146 East 500 North Bryant passed away Thursday afternoon in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland. He was born in Randolph County March 5, 1927 the son of Clarence and Anna (Simmons) Landers. He was married June 24, 1951 to Martha Spillman who survives. He served in the US Army during WWII in the China Burma India Campaign. He was retired from Teledyne Portland Forge after 42 years as a machinist and foreman. He was a member of American Legion Post #211 where he served in the Honor Guard, Jay County Historical Society, Jayland Antique Car Club, Dunkirk Elks Lodge, Bryant Senior Citezens, Local 1595 Machinist Union, and attended Westchester United Methodist Church and Jefferson High School in Randolph County.
June Eleanor (Maitlen) Beard
June Eleanor (Maitlen) Beard, 100, died Friday, April 7, 2017, shortly after 10:00pm in the Coopervista Rehabilitation Center at Westminster Village in Muncie.
Christina L. Smith
Christina L. Smith age 47, 106 Honeysuckle Lane Portland passed away after a brief battle with cancer at IU Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She was born in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia the daughter of James and Kay (Reece) Smith. She was a 1988 Van Wert High School graduate. She was a manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken in New Castle.
age 70, 23 Oakwood Trailer Court Portland passed away Friday in IU Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. He was born in Celina, Ohio December 27, 1946 the son of Ernest F. and Mary J. (Brown) Byrley. He was marrried to Gracie Hutchins who survives. He was retired from Teledyne Portland Forge and was a US Army veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post #211.