Herbert B. Boukater



01/20/1933-09/28/2013
 
Herbert B. Boukater age 80, 615 West Main Street Portland passed away Saturday evening in Celina Manor in Celina, Ohio.  He was born January 20, 1933 in Moultrie, Ga. the son of Brantley and Sarah (Lawrence) Murphy.  He was married August 21, 1981 to Joyce Brotherton who survives.  He served with the U.S. Navy.  He was an electrician and worked for E.P.C. in Geneva.
 
Surviving are his wife Joyce, Two sons Kenny Boukater of Ft. Myers, Fl. and Eddie Boukater of Florida, Two daughters Debbie Oberlies of Florida and Laura Kelly of Miami, Fl., Two step sons Robert Brotherton of Portland and Mark Brotherton of Dunkirk, Four step-daughters Julie Furby of Winchester, Teresa Affolder of Portland, Shelley Heaps of Fort Worth, Tx. and Diana Burkhart of Monroe, One grandson and several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the family.


Dale Allen Anderson



02/19/1962-09/28/2013
 
Dale Allen Anderson age 51, 346 East 400 North Portland passed away Saturday morning in Maple Park Village in Indianapolis.  He was born in Portland February 19, 1962 the son of Charles and Darlean (Kile) Anderson.  He was married to Julie Stults who survives.  He was a security broker for Schwabs Investments in Indianapolis.  He was a 1980 Jay County High School graduate.
 
Surviving are his parents Charles and Darlene Anderson of Portland, Two sons Adam Anderson and Parker Anderson both of Fishers and one brother Jeff Anderson of Decatur.
 
Private funeral services will be held through the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with burial in the Little Salamonia Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or Choice of the Donor.


Majorie M. Rupe



04/23/1912-09/26/2013
 
Marjorie M. Rupe age 101, 409 South Helen Street Portland passed away at her residence.  She was born in Fort Recovery, Ohio April 23, 1912 the daughter of Jesse and Velma (Huffman) Denney.  She was married in 1934 to Gerald Rupe and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1986.  She had been a Avon Representative for over 50 years. She was a member of the Jay County Hospital Aux., Gamma Nu Sorority and Women of the Moose.
 
Surviving are one son David M. Rupe  (wife Nancy) of Pennville and one daughter Judith E. Kimmel of Portland, Three grandchildren, Seven great grandchildren and Five Great great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Hospital Aux.


Lila Jean Ashley



01/08/1925-09/24/2013
 
Lila Jean Ashley age 88, 111 Pilgrim Drive Portland died Tuesday with her family by her side.  She was born in Bryant January 8, 1925 the daughter of Alva Ray and Anna R. (Glentzer) Orr.  She was married July 8, 1957 to Charles F. Ashley who passed September 17, 2002.  She was a Registered Nurse and worked for the Jay County Hospital as well as Marin Hospital in California.  She was also a nurse in the U.S. Army.
 
Surviving are three sons Michael Ashley of Zionsville, Patrick Ashley of Indio, Ca. and Jeff Ashley of Placentia, Ca., Two sisters Joan Freiberger of Vandalia, Ohio and Rosemary Weaver of Portland and Two granddaughters
 
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Flint Redwine presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Southside Church of Christ or The Portland Foundation.


Wilma Stoner



07/13/1931-09/21/2013
 
Wilma Stoner age 82, 101 Pierce Street Portland passed away Saturday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.  She was born in Coldwater, Ohio July 13, 1931 the daughter of Bernard and Alvina Heitkamp.  She was married August 19, 1950 to Paul L. Stoner and he died May 4, 1986.  She was retired from C.T.S. in Berne.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Portland Moose Lodge, Portland Eagles Lodge and American Legion Aux.
 
Surviving are two sons David Stoner of Portland and Joseph Stoner of Portland, One daughter Mrs. Mike (Kathy) Frazier of Ridgeville, two sisters Marie Glassford of Fremont, In. and Marilyn Wray of Union City, In.,  Five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by a daughter Madonna Frazier.
 
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Moran presiding.  Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Memorials can be made to Family Hospice and Healthcare or Choice of the Donor. 


Robert L. Lawrence



08/02/1930-09/20/2013
 
Robert L. Lawrence age 83, 280 East South Street Pennville passed away Friday morning at his residence.  He was born in Gaston, Indiana August 2, 1930 the son of Sherles and Gladys (Flatter) Lawrence.  He was married April 4, 1994 to Barbara Vold who survives.  He was a farmer, heavy equipment operator and worked for County Surveyors Office.  He was a member of the Olive Branch Nazarene Church and Trustee for Gravel Hill Cemetery.
 
Surviving are his wife Barbara, Three sons William H. Lawrence of Portland, Charles E. Lawrence of Bryant and John Lawrence of Portland, Three daughters Patricia Frazee of Pennville, Roberta Myers of Bryant and Martha Buckland of Linn Grove, Two step sons Charles Whittington of Denver and Jeffrey Whittington of Portland, Three step daughters Deborah Maxwell of Portland, Tamara George of Salsbury, N.C. and Teresa Bozzerello of Augusta, Ga., One brother Gerald Lawrence of Montpelier and Two sisters Marjorie Slater of Hartford City and Loretta Jane Baker of Kokomo.  Twenty grandchildren and five step-grandchildren and Twenty nine Great grandchildren
 
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday at the Olive Branch Nazarene Church in Blackford County with Pastor Dewey Miller presiding.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.  Memorials can be made to the Olive Branch Nazarene Church, Gravel Hill Cemetery or Family Healthcare and Hospice.


Audrey Redford



12/9/1937-09/13/2013
 
Audrey Redford age 75, 153 South Washington Street Pennville passed away early Friday morning in I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  She was born in Portland December 9, 1937 the daughter of O.G. “Bus” Chapman and Bertha Abbott.  She was retired from Jay Garment.  She was a member of the River of Life Church.
 
Surviving are one daughter Glenda Clay of Pennville, one sister Ann Newton of Salamonia, Three grandchildren and one great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by three children James Redford, Thomas Redford and Debra Lynn Redford.
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 4:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Paula Honeycut presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society, Little Red Door or to the family.


Donald Franklin Michael



07/28/1917-09/12/2013
 
Donald Franklin Michael age 96, 8388 North 550 East Bryant passed away early Thursday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.  He was born in Bryant July 28, 1917 the son of Frank and Carrie (Houser) Michael.  He was married April 24, 1943 to Jesteene Elizabeth Walter and she passed away October 16, 2012.  He was retired as a farmer. He had been a member of the New Corydon United Methodist Church.
 
Surviving are four sons Dwight Michael of Henryville, IN., Dwain Michael of Bryant, Doren Michael of Grand Island, NE. and Don Michael of Portland, one sister Fern Jack of California, Twelve grandchildren, Six great grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Paul VanCise presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant.  Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. and prior to the services Sunday.  Memorials can be made to the Bryant Community Center.


Doris Shepherd



10/13/1923-09/11/2013

Doris Shepherd age 89, 808 West Arch Street Portland passed away Wednesday evening in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare  She was born October 13, 1923 in Bryant the daughter of Martin and Lula (Hoover) Armantrout.  She was married June 22, 1939 to William F. Shepherd and he was killed in action in Germany on April 19, 1945.  She retired from C.T.S. in Berne.
 
Surviving are two sons Harold Shepherd (wife Virginia) of Fort Worth, Texas and Gerald Shepherd (wife Valerie) of Portland, Three grandchildren Christen Shepherd of St. Louis, MO., Laura Schmidt (husband Chris) of Indianapolis and Schaun Shepherd (wife Sherry) of Lafayette, Seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a daughter Janet Ann Shepherd.
 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Hines presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant.  Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. on Saturday.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Paul E. Saxman



12/14/1937-09/09/2013
 
Paul E. Saxman age 75, 8734 West State Road 67 Redkey, Indiana passed away Monday morning at his residence.  He was born in Wabash Twp. Jay County December 14, 1937 the son of William and Grace (Wall) Saxman.  He was married September 6, 1959 to Marlys Ross who survives.  He graduated from Bryant High School in 1956, he had served with the Air National Guard, attended Redkey United Methodist Church, served on the Jay County Council for eight years, graduate of Decatur Repert Auctioneering School, member of F.O.E., member of Portland Moose Lodge, Honorary Director of Indiana Ayrshire Breeders Association  and member of Central Indiana Boxer Association.  He was a retail Wonder Bread Salesman for fifty four years and auctioneer at Saxman’s Auction Barn in Redkey since 1973.
 
Surviving are his wife Marlys, Two sons Bradley Saxman of Redkey and Bill Saxman of Portland, Two brothers Fred Saxman of Muncie and Doug Saxman of Redkey, Four grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Davis presiding.  Burial will follow in the Stateline Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and prior to the services Friday.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


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