Shane Teer



11/30/1970-10/22/2015
Shane Teer age 44, 1206 Miller Ave. Portland passed away Thursday evening at his residence. He was born in Winchester September 30, 1971 the son of Wardie “Bud” Teer and Marilyn Foreman. He was married June 18, 2013 to Joellen Jarrett who survives. He worked for All Circuit Electrical, attended Southside Church of Christ, First Pentacostal Church in Dunkirk, Portland Optimist Club, 1990 Winchester High School graduate and attended Ivy Tech.
Surviving are his wife Joellen, five sons Dustin Runyon of Oregon, Illinois, Seth Teer of Muncie, Isaiah Teer of Muncie, Alan Teer of Yorktown and Dylan Teer of Yorktown, one daughter Shonte' Teer of Muncie, father Wardie “Bud” Teer (wife Betty) of Winchester, mother Marilyn Stephens (husband John) of Farmland, four brothers Christopher Teer of Winchester, Brian Stephens of Parker City, Aaron Stephens of Parker City, Roger Hale of Winchester, five sisters Shawna Teer Puckett of Farmland, Melissa Rodeffer of Parker City, Melinda Hyer of Parker City, Angela Snyder of Parker City, Jennifer Kindt of Muncie and Brandi Daggett of Winchester, mother in law Carol Jarrett of Winchester
Memorial services will be Friday at 6:00 P.M. In the Southside Church of Christ in Portland with Pastor Flint Redwine presiding. Family will receive guests one hour prior to services. Memorials can be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.


Samuel M. Glessner



03/23/1938-10/22/2015

Samuel M. Glessner age 77, 121 East North Street Portland passed away Thursday at his residence. He was born in Jay County March 23, 1938 the son of Haskell and Georgia (Shoemaker) Glessner. He was married July 4, 1970 to Diana Ineichen and she died March 6, 2015. He had worked for E.P.C., Ballistaran and several service stations.
Surviving are a son Samuel D. Glessner of Portland and one daughter Sondra J. Lewis of Portland, one grandson Dylan
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. Memorials can be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.


Mary Ellen Bickel



07/15/1929-10/18/2015
 
Mary Ellen Bickel age 86, 207 West 12th Street Portland passed away Sunday morning in the Jay County Hospital. She was born in Jay County July 15, 1929 the daughter of Charles and Mable (Shmidt) Shreeve. She was married August 26, 1949 to Ronald Bickel who survives. She worked at Jay Garment for twenty seven years and was a seamstress. She was a member of West Walnut Street Church of Christ.
 
Surviving are her husband Ron, Two sons Dennis Bickel of New Haven and Ed Bickel of Portland, one brother Virgil Shreeve of Portland , Seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Jeff.
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Gil Alicea presiding. Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Diabetes Foundation.


Harold E. “Toad” Lee



10/18/1928-10/18/2015
Harold E. “Toad” Lee age 87, 2289 South 50 East Portland passed away Sunday morning in the Jay County Hospital. He was born in Portland October 18, 1928 the son of Richard and Lottie (Cox) Lee. He was married October 20, 1951 to Mary Robbins who survives. He retired in 1973 as a Portland Firefighter, was a building contractor and co owner of Dick's Pizza in Portland. He was a member of Jay Lodge #87 F&AM and graduated from Poling High School.
Surviving are his wife wife Mary, one son Todd Lee (wife Lisa) of Poe, Indiana, two daughters Teresa Boolman (husband Nolan) and Cheryl Geesaman (husband Roger) of Portland, two brothers Martin Lee (wife Donna) of Portland and Forrest Lee of Richmond, Ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Stanton presiding. Burial will follow in the Liber Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or Jay County Heart Fund.


Andrew F. “PeeWee” Scott



06/13/1949-10/17/2015
Andrew F. “PeeWee” Scott age 66 of rural Portland passed away Saturday evening in the Jay County Hospital. He was born in Portland, Indiana June 13, 1949 the son of William S. Scott of Ft. Recovery, Ohio and Nellie I. Corle of Portland, Indiana. He married Doris J. Martz on June 13, 1976.
He is survived by his wife Doris, son Chris Scott (wife Kim) of Portland, daughter Andrea Porter (Husband Will) of Muncie, Six grandchildren Cody, Jordan, Kyle, Destany, William and Riley, two great grandchildren
Lily and Connor, brother Tom Scott of Portland, sister Bernice Franks of Portland and sister Alberta Bowler of Redkey
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.
He was owner and operator of his own trucking company Scott's Trucking. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Sons of the American Legion. He attended the First Baptist Church in Portland, He was an avid reuser/recycler. He hated to be wasteful and preached recycling to his grandchildren every chance he got. He coached Little League in Portland in the 1970's and 80's winning many league championships. Those boys were like family to him. He was a kind, caring person who never knew a stranger. He was a friend to everyone he met. He was a very proud American. He had great respect for the flag, so much so that he designed a flag quilt using flags that had the last rites said over them. Doris constructed the quilt he had so carefully designed. But above all he was a husband, father and grandfather who gave all for his family. He will be dearly missed.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Ross presiding. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. And one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Liber Cemetery in Portland. Memorials can be made to Relay for Life as it was a cause he supported.


Herbert G. Nuckols



05/27/1928-10/15/2015
Herbert G. Nuckols age 87, 2274 West State Road 18 Bryant passed away Thursday morning in Swiss Village in Berne. He was born in Jay County May 27, 1928 the son of Russell and Thelma (Bales) Nuckols. He was married December 7, 1947 to Viola Madge Thornburgh and she died April 20, 2006. He had worked for New Idea and retired from Naas Foods after thirty eight years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are one daughter Linda Kay Fisher of Bryant, one brother Dick Nuckols of Portland, one sister Ruth Carol Miller of Bluffton and two grandchildren John Michael Fisher II and Joanna Fisher Lewis and three great grandsons.

Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to Family Lifecare Hospice, Jay County Cancer Society or Jay County Heart Fund.


Eileen Mills



07/11/1934-10/4/2015
Eileen Mills age 81, 620 North Commerce Street Portland passed away Sunday at IU Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She was born in Portland July 11, 1934 the daughter of Harold and Juanita (McAbee) Nichols. She was married June 18, 1955 to John W. Mills and he died October 19, 2013. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are four sons Terry Mills (wife Carol) of Indianapolis, Barry Mills of Portland, Wayde Mills (wife Kim) of Portland and Steve Mills (wife Julie) of Portland, step-son Richard Mills (wife Patty) of Marengo, Ohio, step-daughter Connie Osborne (husband Doug) of Mount Gilead, Ohio, one brother Gary Nichols (wife Claudia) of Portland, two sister in laws Deloris Nichols of Portland and Norma Nichols of Bryant, Sixteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding. Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 12:00 -2:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Humane Society.


Jeffery J. Barker



04/29/1963-09/30/2015
 
Jeffery J. Barker age 52, 319 West Walnut Street Portland passed away Wednesday morning at his residence. He was born in Portland April 29, 1963 the son of Jay and Carolyn (McKibben) Barker. He was a mason tender for Seminole Masonary.
Surviving are his companion Dianna Covington, brother Billy Barker of Portland, sister in law Beverly Barker of Orlando, Fl. And several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Michael Barker.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.


Wilma Boolman



08/14/1938-09/28/2015
Wilma Boolman age 77, 27 Sesame Street Portland passed away Monday at her residence. She was born in Portland August 14, 1938 the daughter of William and Edna (Derrickson) Gierhart. She had worked fro Standard Brush and Broom for thirty six years and FCC in Portland. She was a member of the Portland Moose Lodge.
Surviving are three sons Dennis Boolman of Portland, Michael Boolman of Bryant and Ty Boolman of Geneva, one daughter Penny Gaskill of Salamonia, two brothers Ernest Gierhart of Portland and Richard Gierhart of Muncie, three sisters Doris Duke of Portland and Jean Brickner of North Carolina, Ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior of services. Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society or Jay County Heart Fund.


Nellie M. Sager



09/05/1923-09/28/2015
Nellie M. Sager age 92, 401 Canterbury Lane Portland passed away Monday in the Jay County Hospital. She was born in Jay County September 5, 1923 the daughter of Orville and Pearl (Stahl) Arnold. She was married June 3, 1939 to Charles Sager and he died February 10, 1997. She was a homemaker, retired from CTS in Berne and with her husband had Sager's Orchard from 1962 – 1998. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Homemmaker's Sunday School Class, Wesleyan Circle of United Methodist Women, Jay County Hospital Aux and Jay County Historical Society.
Surviving are her daughter Linda Freyburgher of Portland, Daughter in Law Charlott Sager of Portland, Sister in law Ardonna Frye of Punta Gorda, FL., Seven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and thirteen great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Mickey Sager and a daughter Janet Sager.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2:00 P.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Dilley presiding. Burial will follow in the Claycomb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Jay County Cancer Society.


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