Ronda Sue Mock



05/23/1963-06/29/2015
Ronda Sue Mock Roth age 52, 266 West Franklin Street Berne passed away Monday at her residence. She was born in Portland May 23, 1963 the daughter of Ronald and Martha (Chowning) Mock. She was married and divorced from Scott Hug, John Elick and then Brad Roth. She worked at Keeblers in Bluffton and Wal Mart in TeAngela Hug of Portland and Christin Elick of Texas, two brothers Randy Mock (wife Deanna) of Portland and Lonnie Mock (wife Cathy) of Portland, one sister Janie Burklo (husband Bob) of Celina, Six grandchildren and several neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter Brittany Lee Elick.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 P.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastors Herb Hummel and Ruth Funk presiding. Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.


Deborah S. Atkinson



10/28/1952-28/2015
Deborah S. Atkinson age 62, 1237 North US 27 Lot 21 Portland passed away Thursday morning in the Jay County Hospital. She was born in Connersville, Indiana October 28, 1952 the daughter of Paul and Ethel (Hosier) Greenway. She was married July 4, 1994 to Mike Atkinson who survives. She worked for Stoneridge in Portland.
Surviving are her husband Mike, one son Michael Atkinson of Portland, three daughters Ange Best (Husband Mike) of Portland, Julie Hart (Husband Phillip) of Portland and Nicole Butler (Husband Daniel) of Portland, Two Brothers Doug Greenway (wife Connie) of Portland and Ronnie Greenway (wife Teresa) of Berne, One sister Kaye Shawver (Husband Bill) of Ridgeville, Mother in law Sharon Atkinson of Ridgeville, Nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren She was preceded in death by a grandson
Private family services will be held through the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


Paul A. Isch



08/03/1942-06/27/2015
Paul A. Isch age 72, 8968 West Division Road Dunkirk passed away Saturday in the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Portland August 3, 1942 the son of Edward and Ozema (Drake) Isch. He was married June 25, 1965 to Anita Lucile Hesher who survives. He was pastor of the Gilead Church and had been a pastor in church's in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, Blountsville, IN., Dunkirk, IN., Liberty, IN. and Dublin, IN. He was president of Jay County Ministerial Association, Itinerant Elder of the East Central Conference of the Evangelical Church, Jay County Hospital chaplain, Poling High School graduate and Asbury College graduate..
Surviving are his wife Anita, two sons Timothy Isch (wife Ann) of Fort Wayne and Andrew Isch (wife Kristen) of Greenfield, two daughters Amy Jordon (husband Michael) of McCordsville, IN. and Regina Harris (husband Kelse) of North Manchester, two sisters Jeanie Norris (husband Dick) of Clearwater, FL. And Pauline Haines (husband Don) of Bluffton, Seven grandchildren
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday in the Faith Evangelical Church 9560 West 200 South Dunkirk with Andrew Isch and Rev. Harold Miller presiding. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Pennville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 – 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. at the Faith Evangelical Church. Memorials can be made to Gideon's International or Jay County Cancer Society. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland, Indiana are in charge of arrangements.


Jack L. Blowers



07/10/1932-06/25/2015
Jack L. Blowers age 84, 5443 West 800 North Bryant died Thursday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland. He was born in Allen County July 10, 1930 the son of Everett and Ruth (Buckey) Blowers. He was married October 4, 1952 to Shirley Weaver who survives. He was a self employed carpenter and electrician. He served with the U.S. Navy and was a Poling High School graduate.
Surviving are his wife Shirley, one son William Blowers (wife Sandi) of Bryant and one daughter Judy Balu (husband Brian) of Houston, Tx., one brother Max Blowers of Bryant, one sister Grace Smith of Hope, IN. Three grandchildren and three great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:00 P.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Morgan presiding. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


Jana Claycomb



06/17/1954-06/24/2015
Jana Claycomb age 61, 2401 North Walnut Street Muncie passed away Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Portland June 17, 1954 the daughter of Earl Robert and Janet June (Hoskins) Guntle. She worked for Little Learners PreSchool and Daycare through The Compass Church in Selma. She was a 1972 Portland High School graduate and member of Garden of Gethsamane Church in Muncie and The Compass Church in Selma.
Surviving are two sons Matthew Claycomb (wife Tonya) of Pennville and Damion Claycomb (wife Jennifer) of Bristol, Conn., Two daughters Charity St John (husband Jeff) of Colorado Springs, Co. and Wendy Roden (husband Jeff) of Ft. Smith, Ark., Parents Robert and Janet Guntle of Portland, One brother Robert Guntle (wife Connie) of Portland, Three sisters Carol Guntle of Portland, Sandy Atienzo of Portland and MaryBeth Kauffman of Selma, Nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland with Pastors Todd Austin, Vicky Perkins and Mark Ellcessor presiding. Burial will follow in the Claycomb Cemetery in Portland. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. At the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Little Learners PreSchool and Daycare, Garden of Gethsamane Church or The Compass Church.


Robert Max Codling Jr.



11/1/1959-06/19/2015
Robert Max Codling Jr. age 55, 958 South Shank Street Portland passed away Friday morning in I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. He was born in Portland November 1, 1959 the son of Robert Max and Shirley (Morgan) Codling Sr. He was married to Lynn Sutton and she died January 13, 1982. He had been a CNC operator for Franklin Electric in Bluffton.
Surviving are his compnion Donna Imel of Portland, one daughter Elizabeth Marie Codling of Portland, step-daughter Michelle Uptgraft of Craigville, Sister Melinda Codling of Portland, one granddaughter and one step-grandson
Private services will be held through Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to the family to help with expenses


Gladys E. Kaderly



03/20/1920-06/20/2015
Gladys E. Kaderly age 95, 318 East Elder Street Portland passed away Saturday morning in the Jay County Hospital. She was born in Jay County March 20, 1920 the daughter of Asa and Viola (Sherman) Smith. She was married to Ora Kaderly and he died in 1956. She was retired from Jay Garment Co. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Wesleyan Circle, Primetime, Professional Business Women and Widow to Widow.
Surviving are one son Duane Kaderly (wife Sandy) of Portland, two daughters Sharon Bentz (husband Charlie) of Portland and Pam Hart (husband John) of Portland, one sister Beulah Hiser of Portland, Seven grandchildren and Fourteen great grandchildren.
Private family services will be held with burial in the Salamonia Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to Asbury Next Steps Family Ministry or Jay County Heart Fund.


Marjorie A. Ferguson



07/31/1922-06/2015
Marjorie A. Ferguson age 92, 210 West 12th Street Portland passed away early Tuesday morning in Crown Pointe in Portland. She was born in Portland July 31, 1922 the daughter of Cecil and Beatrice (Cunningham) Silvers. She was married July 31, 1942 to Hamilton Ferguson who survives. She was retired from Sheller-Globe as a secretary. She was valedictorian of 1940 Portland High School graduating class, attended Purdue University, graduated from International Business Collage and was member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority.
Surviving are one son John Ferguson (wife Georgeann) of Portland and one daughter Cathy Baldauf (husband Tom) of Portland, Six grandchildren, Fifteen grandchildren and two great great grandchildren
Private family services will be held at a later date. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


Gloria Holcomb



10/30/1935-06/17/2015

Gloria Holcomb age 79, 356 East Center Street Dunkirk passed away Wednesday evening at her residence. She was born in Portland October 30, 1935 the daughter of Albert J. and Jessica Lucille (Lawson) Steen. She was a caregiver.
Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Arlie (Daralee) Donathan of Dunkirk, one brother Dwaine Steen of Albany, Two grandsons and four step-grandchildren.
Private services will be held through Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society.


Lindsay Wenk



08/21/1987-06/16/2015
Lindsay Wenk age 27, 740 Katelyn Place Portland died Tuesday morning in an auto accident in Randolph County. She was born in Fort Wayne August 21, 1987 the daughter of Mike Wenk and Donna Corle. She was a home health aid worker for ISS and worked at Family Dollar in Dunkirk.
Surviving are three children Chandler, Brandon and Laylona all at home, her parents Mike Wenk of Portland and Donna Corle of Portland, her companion Roger Schmidt of Dunkirk, brother Ryan Wenk (wife Sarah) of Portland, two sisters Jennifer Hunt (husband David) of Portland and Laren Howard of Mississippi, Grandmother Louise Corle of Portland, Several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Jamie in 1985.
Funeral services will be Monday at 7:00 P.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Hinshaw presiding. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be directed to the family.


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