Phillip Keith McCord



07/05/1938-04/04/2013
 
Phillip Keith McCord age 74, 940 West Water Street Portland passed away Thursday morning at his residence.  He was born in Muncie July 5, 1938 the son of Earl and Flossie (Simms) McCord.  He was married September 21, 1973 to Mary Carolyn Gannom who survives.  He was retired from Mars Pet Care in Portland and had worked at Garden City Zoo in Garden City, KS.
 
Surviving are his wife Carol,  One son Chauncey Springer McCord of Winchester, Four daughters Angie Applegate of Terra Haute, Cindy McCord of Terra Haute, Janie Diamond of Virginia and Kandie McCord of Portland, Four brothers Stanley McCord of Saratoga, Neil McCord of Florida, Gail McCord of Redkey and Earl McCord Jr. of Pennsylvania, Two sisters Sherry McCord of Coldwater and Ermel Reynolds of Winchester, Several grandchildren and great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor David Wade presiding.  Burial will follow in the Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.  Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay Couonty Cancer Society.


Mildred M. Cavanaugh



04/06/1922- 03/31/2013
 
Mildred M. Cavanaugh age 90,  Portland passed away Sunday morning at her daughters residence.  She was born in Whetstone, England April 6, 1922 the daughter of Rubin Archibold William and Queenie May Charlotte (Dawkins) Conner.  She was married February 6, 1946 to Paul Cavanaugh who survives.  She served with the English AirForce during WWII.  She retired from the Commercial Review Newspaper and had also worked for Muncie Newspapers and Ball Brothers.  She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Wesleyan Circle and Jay County Hospital Aux.


Surviving are her husband Paul, One daughter Diana K. Goodman of Portland, Four grandchildren, Six Great grandchildren, Two Step Grandchildren and Eight Step-Great grandchildren , She was preceded in death by a son Paul Cavanaugh Jr.


Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday in the Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Dilley presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.  Memorials can be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church or Choice of the Donor


Dorothy M. Smith



09/05/1931-03/29/2013 
 
Dorothy M. Smith age 81, 209 North Harrison Street Portland passed away Friday at Albany Healthcare.  She was born in Evansville September 5, 1931 the daughter of William L. and Helen (Koenig) Moore.  She retired from Sprint Telephone and also was Portland City Court Clerk.  She  was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
 
Surviving are three daughters Jan Lehman of Keystone, Barbara Smith of Portland and Beverly Stickrath of Portland.  Four grandchildren and three step grandchildren.  Five sisters and three brothers.She was preceded in death by a son Ron Smith.
 
Private funeral services will be held by the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Dilley presiding.  Burial will be in the Green Park Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization 429 North Pennsylvania Street Suite 201 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


Harold E. Barger



 05/09/1939-03/29/2013
 
Harold E. Barger age 73, 516 West Walnut Street Portland passed away Thursday evening at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born in Mercer County, Ohio May 9, 1939 the son of Kenneth and Ruth (Bailey) Barger.  He was married December 31, 1971 to Linda Hudson who survives.  He was Production Manager for Pennville Custom Cabinets retiring in 2008 after forty seven years.  He was a 1957 Fort Recovery High School graduate.
 
Surviving are his wife Linda, Four sons Barry Barger (wife Doris) of Dunkirk, Brad Barger of Dunkirk, Marvin Johnson (wife Adriana) of Deerfield Beach, Fl. and Harold Barger Jr. (wife Gina) of Bluffton, Three daughters Belinda Stouter of Eaton, Sherry Hughes of Fort Wayne and Sheila Lloyd of Berne, One sister Virginia Clott of Fort Recovery, Nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Herb Hummel presiding.  Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Humane Society.


F.M. “Ted” Montgomery



08/18/1916-03/26/2013
 
F.M. “Ted” Montgomery age 96, 1134 West Arch Street Portland passed away Monday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  He was born in Bryant, Indiana August 18, 1916 the son of Frederick and Clara (Engle) Montgomery.  He was married December 31, 1937 to Mary “Betty” Leonhard who passed away July 17, 2001.  He was an insurance agent with Prudential and Peoples Home Life and was former mayor of Portland from 1963-1967. He was a basketball official for many years and basketball radio announcer for WPGW.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Portland Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge #87 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite, Shriners, Jayland Trotting Association and United States Trotting Association.
 
Surviving are one son Phillip Montgomery of Portland, Two daughters Mrs. John (Jane) Minch of Berne and Mrs. Phil (Nan) Rowles of Portland, One sister Esther Resler of Berne, Sister in law Helen Montgomery of Los Alamitos, Ca. Six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Friday 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 Thursday from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Zion Lutheran Church or Jayland Trotting Association.


Frank H. Ballard Jr.



06/18/1930-03/25/2013
 
Frank H. Ballard Jr. age 82, 4702 East Division Road Portland passed away Monday at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.  He was born in Detroit, Michigan June 18, 1930 the son of Frank H. and Sarah (Potts) Ballard.  He was married September 20, 1952 to Phyllis Jean Stump who survives.  He served in the U.S. Airforce from 1948-1952.  He retired in 1979  as a Indiana State Police Officer.  He was a member of Bellfountain United Methodist Church, Pioneers of Indiana State Police and State Police Alliance.
 
Surviving are his wife Phyllis Jean, One son Troy Ballard (wife Diane) of Fort Wayne, Two daughters Mrs. Tim (Connie) Southworth of Salamonia and Mrs. Doug (Terri) Mast of Portland, One brother John Ballard of Grand Prarie, Texas and One sister Janet Miller of Portland, Nine grandchildren and Seven great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding.  Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the State of the Heart Hospice.


Mary R. Corwin



09/30/1925-03/19/2013
 
Mary R. Corwin age 89, 8373 West S.R. 26 Portland passed away Tuesday afternoon at her residence.  She was born in Salamonia September 30, 1925 the daughter of Carl and Mable (Sanders) Pfeifer.  She was married July 25, 1945 to Cornelius “Corky” Corwin who passed away June 11, 1996.  She was a homemaker and Madison Twp. High School graduate.  She was a member of the Pennville American Legion Aux. and Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Association.
 
Surviving are five sons John Corwin (wife Kathy) of Pennville, Robert Corwin (wife Martha) of Dayton, Carl Corwin (wife Karla) of Portland, Neal Corwin (wife Freda) of Bryant and Phil Corwin of Portland, One daughter Elaine Bickel of Portland, Two sisters Mrs. Robert (Norma) Brumbaugh of Portland and Ruth Ellenberger of Portland,  Eighteen grandchildren and Thirty one great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son and two grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mitch Corwin presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Kristin Corwin Scholarship Fund or Pennville Fire Dept.


Matthew James Theurer



Matthew James Theurer, the 15 month old son of Amy Bumbalough Theurer of Portland. He was born in Portland on December 8, 2011. Private funeral services will be held through Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland.  Memorials can be directed to the family in care of the funeral home.
 
Surviving relatives are his mother Amy Bumbalough Theurer of Portland, Grandparents Jason and Cheryl Smiley of Portland, Larry and Jama Bumbalough of Portland and Richard and Michelle Theurer of Salamonia, Great grandparents Larry and Sally Bumbalough Sr. of Portland, Linda Horine of Portland, Dollie Larison of Salamonia, John Theurer of Salamonia and Jim and Penny Sanders of Portland, one sister and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


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.


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