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.


Kim (Kimmy) Lee Green



08/23/1960-06/29/2014

 

Kim (Kimmy) Lee Green age 53, 908 West Water Street Portland passed away Sunday evening at his residence following an extended illness.  He was born in Muncie August 23, 1960 the son of Gordon Green and Carolyn Hendsel.  He served with the U.S. Army.  He had worked for Liggett’s T.V. and Appliance in Portland for many years.  He was an avid fisherman.

Surviving are one son Jeremiah Nibarger (wife Cathryn) of Acworth, Ga., one daughter Mrs. Justin (Samatha) Gray of Portland, step-father Lester Puckett of Kentucky, mother Mrs. Dale (Carolyn) Webb of Muncie, his caregiver Freda Green-Rohrer of Portland, three brothers Allan Green of Yorktown, Ted Green (wife Debbie) of Muncie and Tim Green (wife Margaret) of Muncie, two sisters Penny Hollars of Muncie and Mrs. Jay (Tammy) Folkner of Winchester, five grandchildren

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Matthew Kidd presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville with military graveside honors by American Legion Post #211.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.    Memorials can be made to the family to help with expenses.


Melvin Morgan



08/30/1934-06/21/2014

 

Melvin Morgan age 79, 9575 West State Road 26 Dunkirk, Indiana passed away early Saturday morning at his residence.  He was born in Pennville August 30, 1934 the son of Dennis and Flora (Shawver) Morgan.  He was retired from the Jay County Highway Dept. and was a farmer.  He was a 1953 Pennville High School graduate.

Surviving are two sons Randy Morgan (wife Patty) of Pennville, Chris Morgan of Pennville, two daughters Deb Morgan of Pennville and Shana Morgan of Pennville, two sisters Imogene Bentz of Portland and Pauline Reynard of Portland, two sister in laws Bettie Morgan of Portland and Liz Morgan of Hartford City, Three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Rogers presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice.


Daisy A. Romine



01/22/1908-06/21/2014

 

Daisy A. Romine age 106 former resident of West Main Street Portland passed away early Saturday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  She was born in Pennville January 22, 1908 the daughter of Charlie and Lulu (Jones) Abbott.  She was married to Bernard Romine and he died in 1980.  She had worked at Jay Garment for twenty five years then was owner of Click Tavern before selling it in 1970.  She had been a member of the Women of the Moose and American Legion Aux.

Surviving are one brother Russell Abbott of Springfield, Ill., one sister Fern Bechdolt of Pleasant Mill, Three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren and one great great great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her son Dick Bond

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Visitation will be Thursday from 12:00-2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Mickey Sager



01/03/1941-06/20/2014

 

Mickey Sager 229 West 300 North Portland passed away Friday afternoon in Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home in Dunkirk.  He was born January 3, 1941 in Connersville the son of Charles and Nellie (Arnold) Sager.  He was married November 23, 1962 to Charolett DeHoff who survives.  He was retired from Teledyne Portland Forge after forty five years and was an E.M.T. for six years.  He was a 1959 Portland High School graduate and taught First Aid classes.

Surviving are his wife Charolett, his mother Nellie Sager of Portland, Three sons Kevin Sager (wife Bobbi) of Decatur, Charles Sager (wife Kristen) of Redkey and Tony Sager (wife Michelle) of Portland, one sister Linda Freyburgher of Portland, Eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Earl Doll presiding.  Burial will follow in the Claycomb Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to Jay County Heart Fund, Riley Childrens Hospital or Hickory Grove Church.


Robert Stahl



07/6/1937-6/2/2014
Robert Stahl age 76, 137 Old Dawson Road Americus, Georgia passed away Monday in Americus.  He was born in Portland July 6, 1937 the son of Henry E. and Myrtle Margarete (Hines) Stahl.  He was married to Rachel Rines who survives.  He was a farmer and contractor for Lockheed.  He served with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Little Salamonia Church and attended Cornerstone Church in Americus.
Surviving are his wife Rachel, Two sons Dennis Stahl of Marietta, Georgia and Tim Shores (wife Kelli) of Poneto, IN., Three daughters Mrs. Kurt (Rebecca) Masek of Florence, Ky., Mrs. Brad (Maria) Trobridge of Americus, Georgia and Mrs. Gary (Rosalie) Steinle of Acworth, Georgia, Two sisters Sivilla Watson of Palm Harbor, Fl. and Dorothy Bechdolt of Omaha, NE.  Eight grandchildren April (Shores) McElhaney, Aaron Schwieterman, Alicia Schwieterman, Grant Stahl, Riley Stahl, Evan Stahl, Vanessa Bolch and Kendra Sanders.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Brown presiding.  Burial will follow in the Little Salamonia Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.and Saturday one hour prior to services.  Memorials can be made to Phoebe Sumter Hospice or Cornerstone Church both of Americus, Georgia.


Vickie Bradburn



07/11/1958-05/14/2014
 
Vickie J. Bradburn age 55, 4443 West 800 South Portland passed away Wednesday evening in the home of her daughter in Noblesville, Indiana.  She was born July 11, 1958 the daughter of Arthur and Grace (Gilbert) Fultz.  She was married October 6, 1984 to Wayne Bradburn who survives.  She worked or Northside Carryout in Portland and Key Palace Theatre in Redkey.  She was a member of the Portland Moose Lodge.
 
Surviving are her husband Wayne, one son Brad LeMaster of Portland, one daughter Torie Thompson of Noblesville, two brothers Rick Fultz of Portland and Larry Bulcher of Decatur, one sister Shirley McCoy of Portland, one granddaughter, three step grandchildren and one step great grandson.
 
Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 – 3:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  There will be no funeral services and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials can be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.


Robert H. Read



02/15/1928-05/05/2014
 
Robert H. Read age 86, 124 Pilgrim Drive Portland passed away Monday in Swiss Village in Berne.  He was born February 15, 1928 in Jacksonville, Illinois the son of Roy and Nona (Hart) Read.  He was married June 25, 1950 to Martha Smith who survives.  He was president of Portland Forge from 1976 to 1990 in Portland.  He served with the U.S. Navy.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Illinois College in 1952, his master’s degree in physics from Penn State in 1953 and his PhD in metallurgy from Penn State in 1955.  In 1981, he was recipient of the Illinois College Alumni Distinguished Service Award.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Cincinnatus League and member and past president of Portland Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.
 
Surviving are his wife Martha, one son James Read of Hilton, New York, two daughters Dr. Holly Read Maul of Libertyville, Illinois and Jennifer Read Murray of Scottsdale, Arizona, Three grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
 
Memorial services will be held Saturday May 10th at 11:00 A.M. in the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Stan Gockel presiding.  Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Duaine Petro



07/08/1923-04/27/2014
 
Duaine Petro age 90, 620 East North Street Portland passed away Sunday at his residence.  He was born in Muncie July 8, 1923 the son of Viron and Agnes (Wilhelm) Petro.  He was married June 2, 1945 to Betty A. Peden and she died December 17, 2012.  He served in the U.S. Army Air force during WWII in the European Theatre with the 209 Division.  He was retired from Union City Body Company in 1988 and was co-owner of the Home Laundry in Portland.  He was a Portland Elks member.
Surviving are one son Larry Petro (wife Karen) of Portland and one daughter Mrs. Tom (Suzie) Borton of Fort Wayne, Four grandsons, twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Private funeral services will be held in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice. 


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