Carole Funk



05/03/1944-08/27/2012
 
Carole Funk age 68, former Portland and Pennville resident passed away Monday at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  She had been a resident of Kindred Care Rehabilitation in Muncie.  She was born on May 3, 1944 the daughter of Richard and Evelyn (Bost) Bentz.  She was retired from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and had also worked for Jay Garment.
She had attended First Baptist Church, member of the Eastern Star and was a 1962 graduate of Portland High School.
Surviving are one son Mark Funk of Alabama, three daughters Diana Parsons of California, Susan VanMatre of Portland and Tiffany Botkin of Indianapolis, two sisters Mrs. Larry (Sharon) Cavanaugh of Portland and Connie Bentz of Muncie, Nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Friday at 3:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Evans presiding.  Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the family.


Margarita Vasquez



08/27/1944-08/18/2012
 
Margarita Vasquez age 67, 816 West Water Street Portland passed away Saturday August 18th at her residence.  She was born in Unionville, Michigan August 27, 1944 the daughter of Sylvestre and Magdalena (Torrez) Esparza.  She was married October 5, 1963 to David Vasquez who survives.  She was a homemaker and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. 
Surviving are three sons Ruben Vela of Portland, David Vasquez Jr. of Meadville, PA. and Visente Vasquez of Portland,   Three daughters Virginia Vasquez of Portland, Teresa Gutierrez of Union City, IN. and Paulina Vasquez of Portland, Six sisters Mrs. Johnny (Beatrice) Riojas of Portland, Mrs. Isabel (Juanita) Castillo of Portland, Mrs. Jose (Yolanda) Nunez of Decatur, Mrs. George (Irma) Drumm of Portland, Mrs. Rick (Josephine) Norman of Celina, Ohio and Mrs. Randy (Alisia) Crouse of Pennville, Two brothers Benitao Esparza (wife Angie) of Pennville and David Esparza (wife Kathy) of Portland, Ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother John Esparza and two sisters Minerva Tingley and Mary Martinez
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 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 Tuesday from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Memorials can be made  to the Kidney Foundation.


Edward Wendel



06/24/1967-08/02/2012
 
Edward Wendel age 45, 3194 North U.S. 27 Portland passed away Thursday surrounded by family in the St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.  He was born in Portland June 24, 1967 the son of Orvel and Joann (Schindler) Wendel.  He was married October 3, 1992 to Jacqueline Thiele who survives.  He was a Field Service Engineer for Diebold Inc. in Fort Wayne.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. 
 
He enjoyed fishing, golf, but most of all spending time with his family.
 
Surviving are his wife Jackie, one son Austin Wendel of Portland, one daughter Abby Wendel of Portland, His parents Orvel and Joann Wendel of Portland, Two brothers David Wendel and Andy Wendel both of Portland, Four sisters Mrs. Mike (Becky) Timmerman of Portland, Mrs. Scott (Nancy) Moser of Chandler, Az., Mrs. Kenny (Jane) Kaup of Chandler, Az. and Mrs. Steve (Amy) Durham of Guam.  Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 A.M. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Moran presiding.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with a Scripture Service at 4:30 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the family for his children’s education.


D. Eileen Stoner



11/26/1920-07/28/2012                       
 
Services for D. Eileen Stoner age 91, former resident of 615 East North Street Portland are Saturday August 4 at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Dilley presiding. Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery. She died July 28 at Commonwealth Assisted Living in Kilmarnock, Virginia.
She was born November 26, 1920 in Jay County the daughter of Emile and Minnie (Trehearne) Thornburg.  She graduated from Gov. I.P. Gray High School and married Roger Stoner on January 25, 1941.  She retired from Jay Products, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and attended Asbury United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Bruce (Patty) Julian of Kilmarnock, Virginia and a son Gary Stoner (wife Lisa) of Houston, Texas, Four brother in laws Henry Stoner (wife Florence) of Portland, Richard Stoner (wife Virginia) of Union City, Dale Stoner (wife Mary Ruth) of Union City and Lawrence Stoner (wife Esther) of Ormond Beach, Florida,  Three grandchildren and three great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her husband Roger and brothers Clayton, Everett and Dolph and sisters Virgie Baker and Margaret Manning.
Visitation is Friday August 3 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Memorials can be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church.


Robert M. Loper



10/07/1937-07/27/2012
 
Robert M. Loper age 74, 5812 South Como Road Portland died Friday evening at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  He was born in Portland October 7, 1937 the son of Charles M. and Helen R. (Twigg) Loper Sr.   He was married June 3, 1961 to Hedy Schumacher who survives.  He was retired in 1999 from Teledyne Portland Forge and also did roofing and siding construction.  He served with the U. S. Army from 1958-1962.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, American Legion Post #211 and Jay County Democrats.
Surviving are his wife Hedy,  Four sons Don Loper (wife Joan) of Portland, Bill Loper (wife Cheryl) of Portland, Gary Loper (wife Shannon) of Springville, IN. and Jason Loper of Portland, Two daughters Cynthia Dull of Portland and Mrs. Trent (Amy) Blackburn of Bluffton, Three brothers Charles Loper Jr. of Portland, Mike Loper of New York and John Loper of Portland, Five sisters Dollie Jellison of Portland, Pat Haviland of Portland, Helen Warren of Saratoga, Charlene Rodmaker of Albion and Marsha Wickleman of Portland,  Sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren
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 Center Cemetery in Portland with military graveside rites by American Legion Post #211.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Memorials can be made to the Paralyzed Veterans or Masses at the church.


Deloris Medler



01/03/1912-07/25/2012
 
Deloris Medler age 100, 440 West North Street Portland died Wednesday evening in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  She was born in Pennville January 3, 1912 the daughter of Elmer and Arnel (Kelley) Supinger.  She was married November 16, 1929 to George Fredrick Medler and he died October 17, 1987.  She and her husband Fred founded Fred Medler and Co. known as Medler’s Furniture in 1944.  She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son Neil Medler (wife Judy) of Portland, two sisters Esther Johnson of Indianapolis and Charolette Dudley of New Castle, Five grandchildren Mike Medler (wife Sue) of Portland, Pat Medler (wife Paula) of Pendleton, George Medler (wife Rhonda) of Spring Hill, Fl., Julia Starbuck Pruitt of Oconomowoc, Wi. And Nate Starbuck (wife Dawn) of Ixonia, Wi.  Ten great grandchildren Zach Medler (wife Mindy) of West Lafayette, Josh Medler of Memphis, Tn., Matt Medler of Portland, Jason Medler (Wife Jen) of Pendleton, Kendra Medler Stock (Husband Brandt) of Pendleton, Lindsay Medler of Grand Rapids, Mi., Morgan Medler of Tampa, Fl., Mackenzie Medler of Spring Hill, Fl., Amber Starbuck of Kaukauna, Wi. And Andrew Addis of Milwaukee, Wi.
Six great great grandchildren Nolan Medler, Macie Medler, Kalli Medler and Kamby Medler all of Pendleton and Jayden Starbuck and Orianna Starbuck both of Kaukauna, Wi.  She was preceded in death by a daughter Sharlene Medler Starbuck, granddaughter Amelia Starbuck, daughter-in-law Ann (McKinley) Medler wife of Neil Medler.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Dilley presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. and prior to the services Saturday.  Memorials can be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church.


Thomas Junior Stone



12/30/1935-07/18/2012
 
Thomas Junior Stone age 76, 816 West Main Street Portland passed away early Wednesday morning at his residence following a long battle with cancer.  He was born in Fort Recovery, Ohio December 30, 1935 the son of Thomas Ross and Agnes (Constable) Stone.  He was married August 25, 1973 to Betty Miller who survives.  He was a die setter having worked for Teleflex in Van Wert, Avco New Idea in Coldwater, Yost Construction and Fort Recovery Journal Newspaper.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, member of American Legion Post #211, Portland Moose Lodge, Beta Sigma Phi and graduate of Lima Technical College.
Surviving are his wife Betty, one son Brian Gillett (wife Sheila) of Fort Wayne, Sister in law Irene Stone of Fort Recovery, three grandchildren Lauren, Matthew and Rebecca and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Paul VanCise presiding.  Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Fort Recovery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post #211.  Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Bryant Wesleyan Church Building Fund, Jay County Cancer Society or State of the Heart Hospice.


Merlyn Dubach



06/13/1923-07/15/2012
 
Merlyn Dubach age 89, former 745 Patriot Drive Portland resident passed away Sunday at Albany Healthcare and Rehabilitation.  She was born in Blackford County June 13, 1923 the daughter of Ollie and Bessie (Rains) Garrett.  She was married February 16, 1957 to Robert Dubach and he died January 14, 2009.  She was a homemaker and retired from Pennville Custom Cabinets.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and American Legion Aux.
Surviving are six daughters Mrs. Junior (Colleen) Norris of Pennville, Mrs. Lester (Janet) Park of Pennville, Mrs. Ron (Carol) Paxson of Pennville, Mrs. Randy (Rhonda) Davidson of Pennville, Mrs. Butch (Linda) Gray of Portland and Mrs. Dennis (Mary Lou) Frazee of Pennville, one brother Don Garrett of Parkerburg, W.Va., Twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Kris McPherson presiding. Burial will follow in the Apostolic Cemetery in Adams County.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or Jay County Cancer Society.


Tony L. Moore



02/14/1943-07/07/2012
 
Tony L. Moore age 69, 224 Pierce Street Ridgeville died Saturday at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  He was born in Bryant February 14, 1943 the son of Russell and Helen (Myers) Moore.  He was married April 30, 1993 to Roseanna Lykins who survives.  He worked for G.T.I. in Greenville, Ohio and was a member of American Legion Post #507 in Ridgeville. 
Surviving are his wife Roseanna, Four sons Jamie Byrley (wife Candy) of Ridgeville, Keith Reynolds (wife Monica) of Union City, OH., Scott Reynolds of Union City, IN. and Gary Staver (wife Pam) of Indianapolis, Five daughters Mrs. Todd (Susie) Detro of Ridgeville, Mrs. Jim (Robin) Hutslar of Ridgeville, Mrs. Adam (Sylvia) Luster of Winchester, Mrs. Sam (Machell) Reynolds of Ridgeville and Mrs. Tony (Tracy) Costello of Ridgeville, Two brothers John Moore of Paulding, OH. And Larry Moore of Portland, Four sisters Brenda Evans of Portland, Linda Hopkins of Ridgeville, Janet Aker of Ridgeville and Donna Lee of Portland, Twenty six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Jellison presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Bryant.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Heart Fund.


Jerry L. Harris



09/19/1938-07/07/2012
 
Jerry L. Harris age 73, 250 East Main Street Pennville died Saturday morning at Jay County Hospital.  He was born in Pennville September 19, 1938 the son of Basil and Nellie (Myers) Harris Sr.  He was a truck driver.
Surviving are two sons Randy Harris and Doug Harris both of Berne, one brother William Harris of Pennville and several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at a later date with burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.


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