Eva M. Houser



04/07/1917-12/19/2014
 
Eva M. Houser age 97, former resident of 6092 North U.S. 27 Bryant passed away Friday at Swiss Village in Berne. She was born in New Westin, Ohio April 7, 1917 the daughter of Samuel and Bertha (Manning) Gibson. She was married June 22, 1935 to Mahlon Houser and he died December 26, 2003. She was a homemaker and member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant.
 
Surviving are two step-grandsons Clifford Ball (wife Sharron) of Celina and David L. Ball of Dunedin, Fl. Two step-granddaughters Mrs. Steven (Susan) Dietz and Mrs. Alan (Annie) Sigler both of Logan, Ohio, Seven step-great grandchildren and Six step-great great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by a daughter Nancy Ball and eight siblings.
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Abner presiding. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the services. Memorials can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant, Indiana.


Kathy A. Pfeifer



02/03/1947-12/17/2014
Kathy A. Pfeifer age 67, 942 Boundary Pike Portland passed away Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Portland February 3, 1947 the daughter of Clyde Dorwin and Marie (Knoelke) Stults. She was married in 1966 to Robert Pfeifer who survives. She was retired as an Art Teacher from South Adams Schools. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Surviving are her husband Robert, Two sons Greg Pfeifer of Bryant and Andy Pfeifer of Portland, one brother Larry Stults of Bryant, Four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


Donnell Black



11/2/1955-12/16/2014
Donnell J. Black age 78, 938 West North Street Portland passed away Tuesday in the Jay County Hospital. He was born in Portland November 2, 1936 the son of Fred and Florence (Lamburn) Black. He was married July 22, 1955 to Ginger Lykins whos survives. He was retired from Teledyne Portland Forge after working for thirty three years. He was a 1955 Portland High School graduate, member of Moose Lodge, Sons of American Legion and Teamsters Union.
Surviving are his wife Ginger, Three sons Chris Black (wife Cindy) of San Antonio, Tx., Scott Black (wife Lisa) of Spearfish, S.D. And Brett Black (wife Janine) of Zionsville, Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Saturday at 3:00 P.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Heart Fund.


Earl E. Douglass



02/26/1945-12/16/2014
Earl E. Douglass age 69, Portland passed away Tuesday evening at his residence. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana February 26, 1945 the son of Earl E. and Marion (Milligan) Douglass Sr. He graduated from University High School in Bloomington in 1963 and served with the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1967 serving in Hamburg, Germany. He retired in 2000 from the U. S. Postal Service after 37 years and was Postmaster in Portland from 1980 - 2000. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and American Legion Post #211.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years Jill (Burns), Two daughters Magan Douglass of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Kris (Laura) Hough of Bryant, Two sisters Mrs. Harlan (Marsha) Neawedde and Kay Farris both of Indianapolis, Three grandchildren Ella Douglass, Abilene and Bentley Hough.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding. Burial with military honors will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. And one hour prior to the services. Memorials can be made to Jay County Summer Swim Team 4711 West 200 South Portland, Indiana 47371.


Joann Elizabeth (Mumby) Randall



03/19/1930-12/16/2014
Joann Elizabeth (Mumby) Randall age 84, 1519 South U.S. 27 Portland passed away Tuesday morning at her residence. She was born March 19, 1930 in Mishawaka, Indiana the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Dilts) Mumby. She was married in June 6, 1952 to Norman Randall who preceded her in death. She had lived in Dunkirk for forty years. She was a Bryant High School graduate and worked as a Registered Nurse at Ball Memorial Hospital and also had Randall's Jewelry with her husband. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her Two sons James Randall of Portland and Terry Randall of Harrells, N.C. One daughter Elizabeth Hudson (husband Barry) of Portland, one sister Thelma Battershell of Columbus, Ohio, Six grandchildren
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory in Muncie. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 – 10:30 A.M. Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society, Asbury United Methodist Church or Jay County Humane Society.


Reece Ann Homan



09/06/2014-12/12/2014
 
Reece Ann Homan 9643 West 200 South Dunkirk passed away Friday in Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born September 6, 2014 in Bluffton the daughter of Kraig and Emily (Laux) Homan. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
 
Surviving are her parents Kraig and Emily Homan of Dunkirk, one brother Isaac Homan and one sister Halle Homan both of Dunkirk, Maternal grandparents Steve and Laura Laux of Portland, Paternal grandparents Ralph and Theresa Homan of Portland, Great grandparents Marie Bogard of Portland and Dennis and Louise Homan of Maria Stein, Ohio
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. In Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Moran presiding. Burial will follow in the Claycomb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. And Tuesday from 8:00 – 9:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to the Riley Children's Hospital.


Ralph Wright



 

Ralph G. Wright age 61, 305 East Walnut Street Portland passed away Tuesday in State of the Heart Hospice Center in Greenville, Ohio. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. There will be no services. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bertha A. DeHoff



02/27/1919-12/8/2014
 
Bertha A. DeHoff age 95, former rural Portland resident passed away Monday in Millers Merry Manor in Dunkirk. She was born in Jay County February 27, 1919 the daughter of Harvey A. and Sarah Jane (Burnett) Green. She was married June 25, 1939 to Jack DeHoff and he died December 16, 1997. She was a homemaker.
 
Surviving are three sons Harvey L. DeHoff of Pennville, James R. DeHoff of Markle and Tony W. DeHoff of Portland, three daughters Charolette Sager of Portland, Mrs. David (Patricia) James of Pennville and Mrs. Shane (Jackie) Houck of Pennville, Seventeen grandchildren, Thirty seven great grandchildren and Fifteen great great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday December 17th at 11:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Earl Doll presiding. Burial will follow in the Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice, Parkinson's Association or Choice of the Donor.


Wilma Pauline Fowler



10/16/1922-12/9/2014
 
Wilma Pauline Fowler age 92, 724 East Walnut Street Portland passed away early Tuesday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare. She was born in Ridgeville October 16, 1922 the daughter of Azor and Nellie (Smith) Hiatt. She was married July 3, 1942 to Albert Fowler and he passed away February 20, 1999. She was a manager and C.P.A. for Allied Securities for thirty four years. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Homemakers Class, Wesleyan Circle, Vocational Womens Club, Jay County Hospital Aux. And graduate of Ridgeville High School.
 
 
Surviving are one son Mick Fowler (wife Sharon) of Portland, one daughter Mrs. Floyd (Pamela) Doughty of Yorktown, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren
 
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Dilley and Tom Lightle presiding. Burial will follow in the Lawndale Cemetery in Ridgeville. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church Capitol Improvement Dome Fund.


Violet G. Inman



 11/19/1922-12/09/2014
 
Violet G. Inman age 92 passed away Tuesday in the Jay County Hospital. She was born in Northland, Michigan November 19, 1922 the daughter of August and Teresa Margaret (Teinert) Froberg. She was married in 1938 to Lawrence Harold Inman and he died in 1955. She was retired from Kerr Glass and also worked at Anchor-Hocking.
 
 
Surviving are one son Roger Inman of Portland, two daughters Linda Bruns of Westfield and Patty McCoy of Portland, one brother Gerald Froberg of Gwinn, Mi. Twenty four grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sons Frank, Lee, Gary, and Jimmie Inman.
Funeral services will be Friday at 6:00 P.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
 
Additional services will be held Tuesday December 16th at 11:00 A.M. In the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home in Gwinn, Mi. Burial will be in the Gwinn Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Frank Inman Scholarship Fund through the Portland Foundation.


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