Michael Nixon



08/03/1966-04/03/2014
 
Michael Nixon age 47, 3062 West 550 South Portland passed away Thursday afternoon at his residence.  He was born in Portland August 3, 1966 the son of Cleatus and Helen (Felix) Nixon.  He was married March 22, 2014 to Christina Kennedy who survives.  He was owner of Nixon’s Automotive, Engineering and Snow Removal of Portland.  He was also Great Lakes Region Director and Technical Advisor Coordinator for the Pontiac-Oakland Club International and had been an instructor for Ivy Tech in Muncie.  He was a 1984 Jay County High School graduate and graduate of University of Northwestern Ohio.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Portland.
 
Surviving are his wife Christina, Three sons Tray Nixon, Sydney Nixon and Adam Nixon all of Portland, Five step-daughters Jessica Cook (husband Kyle), Miranda Harris, Hannah Harris, Gwynth Harris and Cerridwen Harris all of Portland, and several cousins.
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Harris presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Memorials can be made to the Choice of the Donor.


Jacqueline J. Delauter



02/18/1931-04/01/2014
Jacqueline J. Delauter age 83, 1240 West State Road 67 Portland passed away Tuesday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  She was born in Portland February 18, 1931 the daughter of Orien and Erma (Shwier) Holsapple.  She was married August 19, 1951 to Bob W. Delauter and he died June 4, 1991.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Tri Kappa Sorority, Eastern Star, 1949 Portland High School graduate and an avid bridge player.
Surviving are one son Stanley Delauter (wife Wanda) of Wolcottville, In. and one daughter Renee Delauter of Portland.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 6:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Tom Lightle presiding.  Burial will be in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society or Jay County Heart Fund.


Donald “Donnie” Lee Cramer



12/5/1946-03/30/2014
Donald “Donnie” Lee Cramer age 67, 952 South Shank Street Portland passed away Sunday morning in I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  He was born in Portland December 5, 1946 the son of Carlysle and Betty (Nelson) Cramer.  He worked at Teledyne Portland Forge, Sheller-Globe, Union City Body Company, Western-Southern Insurance Company, Lincoln Life Insurance Company and E.P.C. in Geneva.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968.  He was a member of National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Jay County Historical Society, Jay County Humane Society, D.A.V., Museum of the Soldier and American Legion.
Surviving are his mother Betty Missicano of Portland, Two daughters Mrs. Christopher (Kindra) Webster of Fishers and Brooke Aker of Portland, one sister Mrs. Robert (Susan) Armstrong of Portland, one nephew Michael Armstrong of Pennville and two granddaughters Alexis and Elliette Webster both of Fishers.
Funeral services will be Saturday April 5th at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Nelson presiding.  Burial will follow in the Center Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.   Memorials can be made to the Jay County Humane Society, National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture or Jay County Historical Society.


Fannie M. (Liechty) Landfair



04/29/1924-03/22/2014
 
Fannie M. (Liechty) Landfair age 89, 220 West Seventh Street Portland passed away early Saturday morning at her residence.  She was born in Lynn Grove April 29, 1924 the daughter of Joel and Lydia (Reinhart) Liechty.  She retired from C.T.S. in Berne and also worked in the cafeteria for General Shanks Elementary School. She attended the Trinity United Methodist Church and was active with the Red Cross and Food Bank and was an avid gardener.
 
Surviving are two sons Kent Landfair of Portland and Phil Landfair of Troy, Ohio, Two daughters Cheryl Landfair of Portland and Diana Loomis of Union City, In.  Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Ward presiding.  Private burial will be in the Apostolic Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or State of the Heart Hospice.


Stanley Burkett



07/14/1953-03/18/2014
 
Stanley R. Burkett age 60, 414 East North Street Portland passed away Tuesday at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  He was born in Portland July 14, 1953 the son of James and Donna Joan (Crouse) Burkett. He was an insurance inspector.  He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church and 1971 Portland High School graduate.
 
Surviving are one son Nathan Burkett of Portland, his father James Burkett of Portland, Two brothers Brad Burkett of Berne and Frank Burkett of Hilliard, Ohio, one niece, one nephew and several cousins.
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor David Wade presiding.  Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the United Pentecostal Church.


Pauline J. Perkins



12/11/1932-03/15/2014
Pauline J. Perkins age 81, 106 Rayburn Drive Portland passed away Friday afternoon in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  She was born in Madison Twp. December 11, 1932 the daughter of Lilse and Cora (Bauldauf) Wehrly.  She was married to Bill Perkins who preceded her in death.  She with her husband owned a Rental Car Sales business in Florida.   She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Portland.
Surviving are a step-daughter Judy Perkins of Fort Lauderdale, Fl. and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding.  Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or State of the Heart Hospice.


Ezra "Jiggs" Byrum



05/07/1920-03/12/14
Ezra E. “Jiggs” Byrum age 93, 1203 East 450 South Portland passed away Wednesday morning at his residence.  He was born in Saratoga May 7, 1920 the son of Albert and Cora (Fields) Byrum.  He was married June 22, 1941 to Viola Garringer who survives.  He worked for Naas Foods, Imes Barber Shop and retired from E.P.C. in Geneva.  He attended Collett Church of the Nazarene, member of the Coon Hunters Club and was an avid coon hunter.
Surviving are his wife Viola, three sons Darrell Byrum (wife Debbie) of Warsaw, Richard Byrum (wife Diane) of Portland and Jerry Byrum (wife Angie) of Portland, three daughters Mrs. John (Janice) Fisher of Portland, Mrs. Doug (Glenda) Votaw of Portland and Mrs. Dave (Rhea) Holcomb of Portland, Twenty five grandchildren, Fifty eight  great grandchildren and Five great great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Stanton presiding.  Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 A.M. till 2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Steve Clott



2/18/1943-3/9/2014
 
Steve “Hap” Clott age 71, 4624 West 575 South Portland passed away Sunday morning in Summers Pointe in Winchester.  He was born in Portland February 18, 1943 the son of Hobart and Mildred (Wilhelm) Clott.  He was married September 3, 1974 to Linda Betz and she passed away November 21, 2011.  He was a retired supervisor for Box USA in Portland. 
 
Surviving are his mother Mildred Clott of Fort Recovery, Two sons Rodney Clott (wife Rhonda) of Bryant and Brad Clott (wife Anita) of Winchester, Two daughters Mrs. Joe (Shelly) May of Bryant and Mrs. Brian (Jennifer) Bailey of Portland, One brother Don Clott of Portland, Nine grandchildren and one great grandson
 
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Private family services will be held with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Fort Recovery. 


Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Schwartz



05/31/1922-03/01/2014
Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Schwartz age 91, 225 Zermatt Drive Berne and former Portland resident passed away Saturday evening in Swiss Village in Berne. 
She was born in Portland May 31, 1922 the daughter of Clynas and Edith (Frank) Flesher.  She was married November 27, 1943 to Millard J. Schwartz who survives.  She was a 1939 Poling High School graduate and attended International Business College for two years.  She worked as a secretary at Wright Patterson Airforce Base. She was retired in 1983 from Teledyne Portland Forge in Portland.  She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church where she was active in the Homemakers Class, Kitchen Coordinator and was active in the Choir for thirty four years. She made noodles each year for the Jay County Hospital Aux. fundraiser. She was a member of the Quilt Club and a 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
Surviving are her husband of seventy years Millard, Two sons James E. Schwartz (wife Jane) of Chester Springs, Pa. and William J. Schwartz (wife Linda) of St. Louis, Mo.  Five grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 A.M. in the Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Dilley presiding.  Burial will be in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. at Swiss Village in Berne and Friday  from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at Asbury United Methodist Church.  Memorials can be made to Portland Foundation Millard and Mary Schwartz Endowment Fund for 4-H and Military Museum or Samaritan Fund at Swiss Village.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.


Agnes I. Bubp



03/07/1922-02/08/2014
 
Agnes I. Bubp age 91, former 939 West High Street Portland resident passed away early Saturday morning in Swiss Village in Berne.  She was born in Portland March 7, 1922 the daughter of Forrest and Letha (Thornton) Miller.  She was married February 27, 1943 to LaDoyt Bubp and he passed away October 30, 2002.  She was a retired Registered Nurse having worked for Dr. Steffy, Dr. Badders and C.T.S. and Sheller Globe Co. as a corporate nurse.  She was a member of West Walnut Street Church of Christ, Eastern Star #91, Rebecca Lodge #307 and Bryant Senior Citizens Club.
 
Surviving are two sons Kenneth Bubp of Gaston and Stephen Bubp of New Port Richey, Florida, one sister Althea Millsap of Portland, Five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. 
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Phillips presiding. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Burial will be in the Green Park Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the West Walnut Street Church of Christ.


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