Jean R. Faught



08/06/1931-07/20/2014

Jean R. Faught age 82, 1015 West High Street Portland passed away Sunday in Albany Heathcare and Rehabilitation.  She was born in Portland August 6, 1931 the daughter of Earl and Roma (Arnold) Money.  She was married June 24, 1950 to James Faught who passed away April 27, 2001.  She was a homemaker and member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  She was a 1949 Portland High School graduate.

Surviving are one son Robert Faught (wife Karen) of Portland,  two daughters Carol Moeller of Portland and Lisa Gage (husband Brad) of Bryant, daughter in law Cheryl Faught of Portland, Twelve grandchildren,  Twenty four great grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son Jeff Faught and great grandson Benjamin Moeller.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Bryant.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.  Memorials can be made to Fellowship Baptist Church or State of the Heart Hospice.


Gerald R. Kunce



04/05/1936-07/18/2014

 

Gerald R. Kunce age 78, 318 South 200 West Portland passed away Friday evening in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  He was born in Portland April 5, 1936 the son of Lester and Dollie (Gillett) Kunce.  He was married September 22, 1962 to Harriet L. Yoder who survives.  He served with the U. S. Army.  He retired from Teledyne Portland Forge after thirty six years as a hammer operator.  He was a member of the Portland Elks Lodge.

Surviving are his wife Harriet, two sons Jeff Kunce of Anderson and Greg Kunce of Portland, Five grandchildren and one great grandchild.  He was preceded in death by a son Curt.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Dilley presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor


Carrie Kelly



02/16/1970-07/17/2014

Carrie L. Kelley age 44, 3432 West Division Road Portland passed away Thursday morning in the Jay County Hospital.  She was born February 16, 1970 in Portland the daughter of Keith and Virginia (Braun) Kelley.  She was a Registered Nurse at the Jay County Hospital and also had worked at Ball Memorial Hospital.  She was a 1988 Jay County High School graduate, 1998 I.U. East in Richmond graduate and was involved in Harness Racing.

Surviving are her parents Keith and Virginia Kelley of Portland, one sister Shari Jacobs (husband Brandon) of Dunkirk and one nephew.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or Jayland Trotting Association.


John C. Barrett




06/11/1927-07/16/2014
 
John C. Barrett age 87, 903 East Arch Street Portland passed away Wednesday in the Jay County Hospital.  He was born in Jay County June 11, 1927 the son of Ruth Jellison Barrett and Cecil Barrett.  He was married March 27, 1948 to Janet Browne who survives.  He was retired Deputy State Fire Marshal, Portland Fire Chief for four years and a volunteer fireman for thirty five years.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Jay Lodge #87 F&AM where he was past master, Shrine, Scottish Rite and Portland Elks Lodge.
 
Surviving are his wife Janet, three daughters Beth Barrett of Orlando, FL., Mrs. Eugene (Nancy) Fields of Richmond and Mrs. Jeff (Bonnie) Badders of Portland, Three grandchildren and Five great grandchildren
 
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11:00 A.M. in the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Stan Gockel presiding.  The family will receive guests Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Masonic services will be Friday at 7:00 P.M. by Jay Lodge #87 F&AM.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice, Jay County Hospital Foundation or John Jay Center.


Jerry D. Monroe



11/30/1947-07/14/2014

 

Jerry D. Monroe age 66, 6421 West 300 South Portland passed away Monday at his residence following a sudden illness.  He was born in Portland November 30, 1947 the son of Orville and Donna (Kile) Monroe.  He was retired meat cutter with Super Value in Gas City and also worked for Moser Motors in Portland. He served in the U.S. Army.  He was Jefferson Township Trustee for over twenty years, 1965 Portland High School graduate and member of Collett Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are one son Duane Monroe (wife Rhonda) of Portland, two daughters Amy Eley (fiance Jason Lawrence) of Portland and Angela Moeller (husband Matthew) of Ridgeville.  Two brothers Richard Monroe of Pennville and Twin brother Gary Monroe of Sharpsville, IN., Three sisters Erma Heirholzer of Jamestown, TN., Mary Smith of Portland and Grace Walter of Pennville, Eight grandchildren and one great grandchild

Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Stanton presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Collett Church of the Nazarene or Gideon’s Bibles.


Helen Skiver



09/18/1921-07/12/2014

 

Helen Skiver age 92, 104 Pilgrim Drive Portland passed away Saturday afternoon in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.  She was born September 18, 1921 in Toronto, Ohio the daughter of Metro and Anna (Karaffa) Trudics.  She was married February 8, 1945 to Billy B. Skiver who survives.  She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband Billy, three sons William Skiver of Homosassa, Fl., Dennis Skiver of Redkey and Donald Skiver of California, two daughters Debra Cardillo of Pine Plains, N.Y. and Linda Shreve of Redkey, one brothers Paul Trudics of Toronto, one sisters Agnes Volsky of Toronto,  Thirteen grandchildren, one great grandson, one great great grandson

A private family service will be held at a later date.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.  Memorials can be made to The Hospice Group 9190 Priority Way West Drive Suite 111 Indianapolis, Indiana 46240


Martha Alberta Menchhofer



12/2/1943-07/11/2014

Martha Alberta Menchhofer age 90, 1384 East 200 North Portland passed away Friday in Albany Healthcare and Rehabilitation.  She was born in Jay County December 2, 1923 the daughter of Kenneth and Minnie (Trafzer) Somers.  She was married December 8, 1943 to Lowell Menchhofer who survives.  She was a homemaker and member of Zion Lutheran Church in Portland. 

Surviving are her husband Lowell, four daughters Brenda Bradley (husband Jady) of Elizabeth W. Va., Carol Orr (husband Larry) of Madison, In., Marla Laux (husband Jim) of Bryant and Anita Enyart (husband Don) of Portland, two sisters Esther Anderson of Portland and Mary Helen Derringer of Portland, brother in law Richard Nixon of Portland, Eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a grandson B.J. Enyart.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding.  Burial will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.  Memorials can be made to the Zion Lutheran Cemetery or Choice of the Donor.


Robert L. Byers



12/28/1936-07/09/14

 

Robert L. Byers age 77, 10654 West 800 South Redkey passed away Wednesday morning at his residence.  He was born in Kalkaska, Michigan December 28, 1936 the son of William and Phyllis (Lewis) Byers.  He was married July 12, 1964 to Linda Moon who survives.  He was a U. S. Marine Corp. veteran.  He worked for Delco-Remy in Anderson and was pastor of First Baptist Church of Morningstar in Muncie.  He was a member of American Legion in Fairmount and N.R.A.
Surviving are his wife Linda, three sons Robert L. Byers Jr. (wife Christina) of Portland, Ron J. Byers (wife Anne) of Redkey and Rodney P. Byers (wife Lyn) of Dunkirk, one daughter Mrs. Jim (Krista Lea) Lucas of Redkey, one brother Ted Byers of Muncie and one sister Connie Addington of Houston, Tx.  Twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Hunter Byers.

Memorial services will be held Sunday July 20th at 2:00 P.M. in the First Baptist Church of Morningside 1804 East Harvard Muncie, Indiana with Pastors Larry Brashear and Arnold Burris presiding.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Jay County Cancer Society.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland are in charge of arrangements.


John Dietz



09/5/1941-07/6/2014

 

John Dietz age 72, 121 West Lafayette Street Portland passed away Sunday in the Jay County Hospital.  He was born September 5, 1941 in Bloomington, Illinois the son of John and Almeda (Durst) Dietz.  He was married in 1975 to Lois Miner who survives.  He retired from F.C.C. in Portland and had worked for Naas Foods.  He served with the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post #211 and Portland Moose Lodge.

Surviving are his wife Lois, three sons Clyde Corle (wife Pat) of Dayton, Ohio, Roger Corle (wife Vicki) of Portland and Randy Corle of Pennsylvania, Three sisters Bev Lane of McClain, Ill., Pat Webb of Prarieville Mo. And Sharon Kauele of Illinois,  Seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Nan Weesner presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery with military services by American Legion Post #211.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to Church of God of Prophecy.


Roy W. Tipton



04/09/1935-07/05/2014

Roy W. Tipton age 79, 710 West Main Street Portland passed away Saturday morning in Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born April 9, 1935 in Estill County, Kentucky the son of Omer and Ella (Tipton) Tipton. He was married March 30, 1956 to Joyce Hines who survives. He retired in 2000 from Micro Precision in Berne and worked at NCR in Dayton for twenty years. He was assistant fire chief of Harrison Twp. in Fort McKinley, Ohio, attended Church of the Brethren in Portland, member of Jay Lodge #87 F&AM and Portland Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife Joyce, Two sons Doug Tipton (wife Deb) of Portland and Scott Tipton (wife Gail) of Portland, three daughters Donna Joan Tipton of Portland, Lori Jean Tipton of Mt. Pleasant, Mi. and Mrs. Terry (Teresa Kay) Burgess of Portland, two brothers Al Tipton (wife Jo) of Fairborn, Ohio and Glen Tipton (wife Ruth) of Fairborn, Ohio, Thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin McClung presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to Jay County Manufacturing Academy with the Jay School Robotics program.


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