Mary Ann Ashcraft



02/26/1933-03/15/2013
 
Mary Ann Ashcraft age 80, 515 East Walnut Street Portland passed away Friday at Hearth and Home Healthcare in Van Wert, Ohio.  She was born in Portland February 26, 1933 the daughter of Henry and Anna (Ritter) Schabacker.  She was married May 16, 1953 to Ralph H. Ashcraft and he died December 5, 2011.  She was retired from Jay Garment  after working in the  office there 32 years.  She was a Portland High School and Business Collage graduate, member of Peace Lutheran Church in Berne where she was director of the choir, Good Sam Club, American Legion Aux., and Portland Moose Lodge.
 
Surviving are one sons Paul Ashcraft of Albany, two daughters Ruth Wheeler of Convoy, Ohio and Ramona Collins of Luray, Va., one brother William Schabacker of Ossian, one sister Rosalee Plug of Lansing, Ill.  Eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Don Sauls presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


Jase Christian Prox



 
 
Jase Christian Prox was stillborn Friday morning at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  His parents are Glenn and Cassandra (Steed) Prox Jr. of 1011 North Ben Hawkins Ave. Portland, Indiana.
Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers Brandon and Jayden Prox both of Portland, maternal grandmother Barbara Steed of Portland, paternal grandparents Glenn and Carrie Prox of Salem, Ohio and Sandy Brothers of New York, maternal great grandparents Robert and Arlean Nibarger Blumenhorst of Portland, paternal great grandparent Helen Prox of Warren, Ohio and several aunts, uncles and cousins
 
Private funeral services will be held by the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to the Family.


Dortha Wright



03/20/1925-03/07/2013
 
Dortha Wright age 87, 320 South Shank Street Portland passed away Thursday morning in I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne.  She was born in Darke County, Ohio March 20, 1925 the daughter of John and Bertha (Arnett) Thwaits.  She was married in 1981 to James H. Wright and he died in 2005.  She was a homemaker and member of the American Legion Aux., Portland Moose Lodge and Praise Chapel Church of God.
 
Surviving are four daughters Lena Boner of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Mrs. Leon (Georgeanna) Aslinger of Winchester, Mrs. Robert (Laura) Sours of Portland and Norma Weaver of Berne, One sister Frances Kyle of Greenville, Six grandchildren and five great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Bradley presiding.  Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Fort Recovery.  Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. and Sunday prior to the services.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


Glen Dwaine Bost



01/31/1936-03/03/2013
 
Glen Dwaine Bost age 77, former 3926 West 700 South Portland resident passed away Sunday in Covington Care Center in Covington, Ohio.  He was born in Portland January 31, 1936 the son of Keith William and Olah May (Woodard) Bost.  He was married January 18, 1958 to Carolyn Ann Morrison who passed away April 12, 1993.  He was a U.S. Army Airborne veteran and member of American Legion Post 507 of Ridgeville.  He was a retired truck driver after 35 years and was a member of the Teamsters Union.
 
Surviving are two sons Matthew Bost of Portland and Kenneth Bost of Ridgeville, two daughters Debora Doss of Ridgeville and Annie Bost Frantz of Ridgeville, one brother Clinis Bost of Fort Wayne, two sisters Wanda Branscum of Dunkirk and Betty Rotino of Portland, 17 Grandchildren, 22 Great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding.  Burial will follow in the Bluff Point Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 507 of Ridgeville.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.


Ruthanna Corle



09/21/1924-03/01/2013
 
Ruthanna Corle age 88, 2230 West 400 North Portland passed away Friday evening in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  She was born in Winchester September 21, 1924 the daughter of Clarence and Anna (Simmons) Landers.  She was married August 27, 1943 to Thurl Corle and he died November 17, 2012.  She was a homemaker and had worked at Sheller-Globe in Portland.  She attended the Sugar Grove Nazarene Church.
 
Surviving are one son Jeff Corle (wife Kay) of Portland, three brothers James Landers of Bryant, Harold Landers of Marion and Jon Landers of Greenwood, three half sisters Joan Bentz of Redkey, Beky Silkworth    of LaPere, Mi. and Kathy Sedberry of Florida,  Two grandchildren Heather and Gary Corle.
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday 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 Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to The Hospice Group 9190 Priority Way West Suite 111 Indianapolis, IN. 46240.


Erna L. Reynolds



07/22/1940-02/28/2013
 
Erna L. Reynolds age 72, 2916 West 75 South Portland passed away Thursday in the Jay County Hospital following a sudden illness.  She was born in Union City, Indiana June 22, 1940 the daughter of Herman and Elsie (Hermanns) Spille.  She was married July 19, 1958 to Verlyn H. “Junior” Reynolds who survives.  She was a secretary for Production Credit.  She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church where she was active in the choir and bell choir.  She was active in civic theatre and Bread of Life Community Meal.
 
Surviving are her husband Junior, two sons Eric Reynolds of Portland and Darren Reynolds (partner Robert McDonald) of Chicago, one daughter Mrs. Amos (Lori) Bonvillan of Portland, two brothers Reinert Spille of Monticello and Heinz Spille of Phoenix, brother in law Jim Wasson of Union City, IN.  Eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Dilley presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home and Tuesday from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. at the church.  Memorials can be made to Bread of Life Community Meal


James F. Haines



04/11/1923-03/01/2013
 
James F. Haines age 89, 2778 South 50 East Portland passed away early Friday morning in Crowne Point Assisted Living in Portland.  
 
He was born in Portland April 11, 1923 the son of Otto F. and Nora Anne (Ashley) Haines.  He was married July 10, 1943 to Lucille Poteau who passed away June 5, 2012.  He was retired from Anchor-Hocking and also was a farmer.  He was a member of the Little Salamonie Church, Bryant Senior Citezens, Anchor Sympathy Club, Active member of the Moose Lodge having held all the degrees, Current Pilgrim Degree in the Moose Lodge, and was Supreme Govenor of the Moose.
 
Surviving are one son Raymond Haines of Bristol, Indiana, Two daughters Sandy Evans of Portland and Mrs. Larry             ( Karen) Griffith of Pleasant Lake, Indiana   Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding. Burial will be in the Little Salamonie Cemetery.  Visitation is will be Tuesday from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M.  A Moose memorial service will be held at 5:45 P.M.  Memorials can be made to Moose Endowment Fund


Jason W. Holcomb



11/28/1970-02/28/2013
 
Jason W. Holcomb age 42, 548 West 400 South Portland died Thursday at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  He was born in Muncie November 28, 1970 the son of Gordon Holcomb and Lois (Fifer) Holcomb. He had worked at Applegate in Saratoga, Security Guard at F.C.C. in Portland, was a farm hand, Amish hauler and truck driver.
 
Surviving are one daughter Katie Holcomb of Portland, his father Gordon Holcomb of Portland, his mother Tonya Modglin of Muncie, one brother Gordon L. Holcomb of Indianapolis, Half brother Tom Modglin of Muncie, One sister Mrs. Rob (Teresa) Smith of Portland, nieces and nephews
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 6:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Smith presiding.  Visitation will be from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M.  Memorials may be directed to the family.


Esther Ruthanna Bubp



08/12/1923-02/24/2013
 
Esther Ruthanna Bubp age 89, former resident of 1107 South Bridge Street Portland passed away Sunday evening in Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.  She was born in Adams County August 12, 1923 the daughter of Gilbert and Isadore (Winteregg) Hirschy.  She was married December 20, 1943 to Frederick R. Bubp and he died August 9, 2005.  She had worked for CTS in Berne retiring in 1985.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Muncie Quilt Guild, Indiana State Quilt Guild and Gamma Nu Sorority.
 
She is survived by one son Gregory B. Bubp (wife Debbie) of Rockford, Il., Two daughters Mrs. Dave (Madeline) Penrod of Fort Gibson, Ok. and Mrs. James (Gwendolyn) Swanger of West Demoine, Ia., Two brothers Donald Hirschy of Decatur and Dale Hirschey of Gilford, N.H , One sister Dorthea Leimkoler of West Palm Beach, Fl.  Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland with Pastors Deb Bowsher and William Knight presiding.  Burial will follow in the M.R.E. Cemetery in Berne.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Kim A. Liggett



04/03/1957-02/22/2013
 
Kim A. Liggett age 55, 1006 Blaine Pike Portland passed away Friday afternoon in the Jay County Hospital.  He was born in Portland April 3, 1957 the son of Ralph and Ruby (Warnock) Liggett.  He worked at Liggett T.V. and Appliance in Portland.  He was a 1975 Portland High School graduate and graduate of Indiana University School of Art.
Surviving are his father Ralph Liggett of Portland, One brother Kirk Liggett of Portland and one niece.
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Nichols presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.


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