Betty Petro



12/11/1924-12/17/2012
 
Betty A. Petro age 88, 620 East North Street Portland passed away Monday at her residence.  She was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio December 11, 1924 the daughter of Melvin and Mable (Mays) Peden.  She was married June 2, 1945 to Duaine Petro who survives.  She was a homemaker and 1942 Portland High School graduate.
 
Surviving are her husband Duaine, one son Larry Petro (wife Karen) of Portland, one daughter Mrs. Tom (Suzie) Borton of Fort Wayne, Four grandsons, twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild
Private family services will be held in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice 1237 West State Road 67 Portland, Indiana 47371


Nick Stults



12/26/1965-12/06/2012
 
Nick D. Stults age 46, 840 Chalet Drive Apt. 104 Berne, Indiana passed away early Thursday morning in Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur.  He was born in Portland December 26, 1965 the son of Earl and Jama (Rohlfing) Stults.  He was married November 20, 1998 to Annette F. Hicks who survives.  He had worked for Createc, Bank of Geneva and Stahly Farms in Geneva.  He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church, 1986 Jay County High School graduate and was in FFA.
 
Surviving are his wife Annette, parents Earl and Jama Stults of Bryant, two sons Justin Hicks and William Hicks both of Berne, three brothers Chris Stults of Douglasville, Ga., Shannon Stults of Elwood and Bill Stults of Bryant, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant.  Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or to the Grandchildren’s Education Fund.


James Redford



03/07/1961-12/03/2012
 
James Redford age 51, 440 East Seventh Street Portland passed away Monday morning at his residence.  He was born in El Paso, Texas March 7, 1961 the son of James and Audrey (Chapman) Redford.  He was married September 30, 1988 to Marzetta “Marty” Jones who survives.  He had worked for GLM Transport in Berne.  He was a member of the River of Life Church.
Surviving are his wife Marty, two sons Steven Redford of Portland and Shawn Redford of Portland, one daughter April Daniels of Pennville, two brothers James Douglas Beeson of Portland and Steve Shrader of Hartford City, two sisters Glenda Clay of Portland and Deanna Simones of Portland, Five grandchildren
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastors Paula Honeycutt and Carolyn Curtis presiding.  Burial will follow in the Liber Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the family.


Doris Marie Bergman



09/29/1928-12/03/2012
 
Doris Marie Bergman age 84, 209 East Wilson Street Bryant passed away early Monday morning in Woodcrest Nursing Home in Decatur.  She was born in Huntington County, Indiana September 29, 1928 the daughter of Eldon and Irene (Gilmer) Brown.  She was married February 28, 1948 to Orville “Jake” Bergman who preceded her in death on June 25, 2009.  She had worked for Micro-Matic in Berne, Portland Industrial Products and Ballistran.
 
Surviving are one son David Bergman of Portland, one brother Willis Brown of Irmo, S.C.  Four grandchildren and six great grandchildren  She was preceded in death by a son DeWayne.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Ward presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant.  Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. and prior to the services Friday. Memorials can be made to the Bryant Community Center.


John Hunley Sr.



12/18/1938-12/03/2012
 
John L. Hunley Sr. age 73, 1012 West High Street Portland passed away early Monday morning at his residence.  He was born in Randolph County December 18, 1938 the son of Lester L. and Ardeth Marie (Lamb) Hunley.  He was married May 12, 1955 to E. Darlene Steed who survives.  He had worked for Naas Foods for 45 years and retired in 2000 from Clark Lift.  He was past Worshipful Master for Jay Lodge #87 F&AM, attended Jefferson High School in Deerfield and was an avid sportsman.
 
Surviving are his wife Darlene, two sons John Hunley (Yvonne) of Portland and Dan Hunley (Beth) of Portland, one daughter Janna Snyder (Steve) of Portland, one brother Larry Hunley of Mesa, Az., four sisters Carol Jarrett of Winchester, Phyllis Lewis of Lynn, Sheila Drew of Union City and Viola Hutzler of Portland, eleven grandsons, two granddaughters and twelve great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by brothers Raymond and Lonnie Hunley and sisters Lesta Butler and Rita Pettinchio
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Darrel Borders presiding.  Burial will be in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. with Masonic services at 4:00 P.M. by Jay Lodge #87 F&AM.  Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society.


Francis Beck



08/29/1919-12/01/2012
 
Francis R. Beck age 93, former Portland resident passed away early Saturday morning in Millers Merry Manor in Marion.  He was born in Jay County August 29, 1919 the son of Ray and Ota (Ford) Beck.  He was a U.S. Navy WW II veteran.  He retired from Sheller-Globe Corporation in Portland.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Jay Lodge #87 F& AM in Portland and Samaratan Masonic Lodge #105.
Surviving are one son James Beck of Marion and one daughter Mrs. Tim (Kris) Caster of Portland, Eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. with Masonic services at 7:00 P.M.
 
Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Raymond W. Brunson



01/06/1916-11/28/2012
 
Raymond W. Brunson age 96, former Route 2 Portland resident passed away early Wednesday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  He was born in Jay County January 6, 1916 the son of Harry and Elma (Walter) Brunson.  He was married May 3, 1941 to Crystal Strait who passed away November 28, 1975.  He was a retired farmer and member of Portland Eagles Lodge.
 
Surviving are one son David Brunson of Portland, one sister Doris Tullis of Geneva and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Judith Ann Sipe



11/22/1949-11/24/2012
 
Judith Ann Sipe age 63, 429 West Votaw Street Portland passed away Saturday morning in Millers Merry Manor in Dunkirk.  She was born in Indianapolis November 22, 1949 the daughter of Orris “Bob” and June (Callahan) Sipe.  She was a nurses aid at the Jay County Hospital, member of Fairview United Methodist Church, V.F.W. Aux. in Salamonia and Jay County Hospital Aux.  She was a 1968 Portland High School graduate. 
 
Surviving are one brother Jim Sipe of Georgia and several cousins.
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding.  Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church or Lifeline.


Robert F. Garner



06/16/1925-11/17/2012
 
Robert F. Garner age 87, 28 Sesame Street Portland passed away Saturday     in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  He was born in Portland June 16, 1925 the son of Frank and Orvis (Kunce) Garner.  He was married February 23, 1973 to Grace C. Whitacre who survives.  He was owner and operator of Garners Sheet Metal in Portland.  He had attended First Baptist Church in Portland
 
Surviving are his wife Grace, Two sons Robert A. Garner of Berne and William L. Garner of Kendalville,  Step-son Randy LeMaster of Portland, step-daughter Carolyn McKibben of Coldwater,  Several grandchildren and  great grandchildren and several step grandchildren and great grandchildren
 
Baird-Freeman Funeral Home is handling cremation arrangements. There will be no services.  Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church.


Thurl G. Corle



 
 
Thurl G. Corle age 88, 2230 West 400 North Portland passed away Saturday at his residence.  He was born in Portland August 30, 1924 the son of Clyde and Jennie (Smith) Corle.  He was married August 27, 1943 to Ruthanna Landers who survives.  He was a U. S. Army WW II veteran and member of the American Legion Post #211, Moose Lodge, D.A.V., VFW in Salamonia and Sugar Grove Nazarene Church.  He had retired from Sheller-Globe in Portland.
 
Surviving are his wife Ruthanna, one son Jeff Corle of Portland, one sister Vernia Mae Bailey of Portland and two grandchildren
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Sugar Grove Nazarene Church or Alzheimer’s Foundation.


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