Wilma H. Knoelke



10/01/1920-12/02/2013
Wilma H. Knoelke age 93, 6140 North 200 East Bryant, Indiana died Monday morning at her residence.  She was born in Portland October 1, 1920 the daughter of Albert and Jessie (Gibson) Shawver.  She was married June 30, 1946 to Gerald Knoelke and he passed away April 6, 2005.  She was a homemaker.
 
Surviving are one daughter Ruby Morehous of Portland, Three grandsons Eric Morehous, Toby Morehous and Adam Morehous all of Bryant and three great grandchildren.  Several nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Darrell Borders presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or Family Lifecare Hospice.


Mary J. Schoenlein



02/18/1928-11/24/2013
 
Mary J. Schoenlein age 85, 233 East High Street Portland passed away Sunday evening in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.  She was born February 18, 1928 in Burkettsville, Ohio the daughter of Julius and Molly (Dorsten) Mestmaker.  She was married April 29, 1947 to Louis A. Schoenlein who survives.   She with her husband had Quality Carpet Cleaners in Portland.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
 
Surviving are her husband Louis, three sons Jim Schoenlein of Dayton, Rick Schoenlein of Colorado Springs, Co. and Tony Schoenlein of Indianapolis, three daughters Becky Matchett of Portland, Letha Harding of Madison and Yvonne Wells Scheib of Liberty, one brother Paul Mestemaker of New Westin, Ohio, two sisters Anna Rita Heckler of Celina and Ruth Twatts of Greenville, Fourteen grandchildren and Eight great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 A.M. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Moran presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. with a scripture service at 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Memorials can be made to the Ladies Sodality at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.


Joe T. Wallischeck



10/27/1922-11/22/2013
 
Longtime Portland Businessman Joe T. Wallischeck age 91, 422 West Votaw Street Portland passed away this morning at his residence.  He was born in Portland October 27, 1922 the son of Godfrey and Edith (Ankrom) Wallischeck.  He was married January 5, 1949 to Norma Muhlenkamp and she died February 27, 2001.  He served with the U.S. Navy during WW II as a Seaman Bombing Squadron 107.  He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1943 Portland High School graduate, American Legion Post #211, Fort Recovery V.F.W., Portland Moose Lodge, Celina Eagles Lodge and was a Volunteer Fireman for fourteen years.  He and his were the owners and operators of Northside and Southside Carryout Liquors for forty years.  He had also worked for Sears Roebuck, Dedelville Milking Supplies and was a artificial cattle breeder.
 
Surviving are one son Rick Wallischeck of Portland, three daughters Nancy Preston of Chandler, Arizona, Ruth Hosier of Portland and Mrs. Morton (Susan) Pugh of Fort Recovery, one sister Betty Faller of Coldwater, Eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son James Wallischeck.
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Moran presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 211.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with a scripture service at 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Masses. 


Marion C. Bubp



12/30/1918-11/21/2013
 
Marion C. Bubp age 94, 816 East North Street Portland died Thursday at his residence.  He was born in Portland December 30, 1918 the son of Clifford and Bertha (Garringer) Bubp.  He was married September 12, 1942 to Irene Meehan and she died October 3, 2003.  He was a journeyman tool and die maker for General Motors, retiring after more than thirty years.  A graduate of Portland High School as well as a graduate of The American Trade School in Chicago and Indianapolis Electronics School in Indianapolis.  He was a veteran of WW II serving as an infantry rifleman in the 95th Division in central Europe.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, C.P.C. Symathy Club, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, Moose Lodge, American Legion Post #211, V.F.W. and D.A.V.  He was a amateur radio operator for many years.
 
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
 
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Salamonia Cemetery with Pastor Herb Hummel officiating.  Military graveside rites will follow by American Legion Post #211.  Memorials can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are entrusted with the arrangements.


Burma Sue Reynolds



11/27/1947-11/20/2013
 
Burma Sue Reynolds age 65, 818 East Arch Street Portland passed away Wednesday morning at her residence.  She was born in Portland November 27, 1947 the daughter of Dave and Nellie (Brock) Teeter.  She had worked at Hoosier Inn in Portland.
 
Surviving are one daughter Brandy Reynolds of Portland, her father Dave Teeter of Florida, her mother Nellie Gierhart of Portland, three brothers Noah Teeter of Portland, Jessie Hicks of Yuma, Arizona and Greg Gierhart of Florida, three sisters Zondra Hall of Grayson, Ky., Mrs. Brad (Yonda) Romine of Portland and Gail Craig of Portland, Two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Arnold 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 family to help with funeral expenses.


Troy Frazier



04/07/2001-11/19/2013
 
Troy Frazier age 12, 1958 South Manuel Drive Portland passed away Tuesday at his residence.  He was born April 7, 2001 in Sedalia, Missouri the son of Wendell E. and Christina M. (Haynie) Frazier.  He was a seventh grade student at East Jay Middle School where he participated in football and wrestling.
 
Surviving are his parents Wendell and Christina, Two sisters Michaella Iles of Portland and Mrs. Mike (Ashley) Phipps of Dunkirk, One brother Collin Iles of Portland, Paternal grandparents Jerry and Joy Linder of Barnsville, Ohio, Maternal grandparents Charles and Linda Haynie of Wichita, Kansas, One niece Kaley Pettus, Several aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the East Jay Football or East Jay Wrestling Programs.


Jack H. Cullen



05/02/1942-11/13/2013
 
Jack H. Cullen age 71, 410 East Pleasant Street Pennville passed away late Wednesday evening in I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  He was born in Oberlin, Ohio May 2, 1942 the son of Edward and Margaret (Day) Cullen.  He was married to Donna Richards who passed away in 2005.  He married Rochelle David in 2010 and she survives.  He was retired from Dunbar Furniture in Berne as a painter, he also worked for Jay-Randolph Development and Bi County Services.  He was a Ham Radio operator and photographer.
 
Surviving are his wife Rochelle, Three daughters Jacqueline Cullen of Portland, Mrs. Gary (Heather) Binegar of Dunkirk and Mrs. Kevin (Jozette) Silance of Pennville, Three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two grandsons Zachary Wolford and Cory Price.
 
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Clark presiding.  Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Zachary Wolford Scholarship Fund through the Portland Foundation.


Robert G. Scott



07/08/1927-11/11/2013
 
Robert G. Scott age 86, 4528 North 550 East Portland died Monday evening at his residence.  He was born in Bryant July 8, 1927 the son of Forrest and Clara (Fritzinger) Scott.  He was married August 21, 1950 to Roseamond Jean Axe and she passed away April 24, 1998.  He married Mary Ellen DuBois in 2001 and she passed away in 2011.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1952-1954.
 
He was a farmer and member of American Legion Post #211, V.F.W., Limberlost Square Dancers, Jay County Historical Society, Bryant Senior Citizens and Bryant High School graduate.
 
Surviving are one son, two daughters Mrs. Bevan (Ronda) Bailey of Portland and Mrs. Kyle (Renae) Epler of Portland, one step-son Mitch DuBois of Royerton, two step-daughters Mrs. Ernie (Norma) Whitacre of Bryant and Mrs. Bill (Pam) Cochran of Hartford City, One brother and one sister, Six grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Darrell Borders presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #211.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Jay County Band Boosters or Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana.
 
 


Madonna L. Belt



01/06/1937-11/8/2013
 
Madonna L. Belt age 76 401 Canterbury Lane Apt. 16 Portland passed away Friday evening at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  She was born in Redkey January 6, 1937 the daughter of Kenneth and Nellie (Davis) Younger.  She was married June 22, 1996 to Robert Belt and he died February 5, 2010.  She was a homemaker and member of the Church of the Nazarene in Redkey.
 
Surviving are two sons Stanley Murrell of Bryan, Ohio and Rev. Mike Murrell of Oskaloosa, Iowa, one daughter Marsha Thomas of West Unity, Ohio, two brothers Jack Younger of Redkey and David Younger of Redkey, three sisters Gladys Sain of Redkey, Betty Jacobs of Redkey and Ida Helm of Redkey, Five grandchildren and five great grandchildren
 
Private funeral services will be held in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Fort Recovery, Ohio. Memorials can be made to the Choice of the donor.


Wayne Bailey



12/8/1916-11/8/2013
 
Wayne Bailey age 96, 4781 East 100 South Portland passed away Friday morning at his residence.  He was born in Portland December 8, 1916 the son of William and Ethel (Morehouse) Bailey.  He was married January 23, 1940 to Emma Irene Koon and she passed away March 15, 2010.  He was a farmer and seed grower.  He was owner of Bailey Seed Farm.  He was a member of Cross Community Church in Berne and 1935 Portland High School graduate.
 
Surviving are three sons Bruce Bailey of Portland, Bill Bailey of Salisbury, N.C. and Bevan Bailey of Portland.  Five grandchildren, Five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Whitacre 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 Jay County Cancer Society.


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