Mildred Masters



01/01/1943-01/19/2013
 
Mildred Masters age 70, 2702 East 600 North Bryant passed away Saturday morning at her residence following a sudden illness.  She was born in Hartford City January 1, 1943 the daughter of Dick and Eva Elizabeth (Pommel) Leffingwell.  She was married February 22, 1963 to Richard A. Masters who passed away on January 13, 1986.  She had managed the Model Clothing Store in Portland with her husband and retired from Jay Products.  She was a member of the American Legion Aux. and Portland Moose Lodge.  She was a Blackford High School graduate.
 
Surviving are two sons Bret Masters of Portland and Mark Masters of Bryant, her companion Harold Hesher of Bryant, one sister Hazel Peer of Hartford City, Two grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Isch presiding.  Burial will follow in the Limberlost Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


Paul “Curly” Wendell Butcher



01/21/1944-01/12/2013
 
Paul “Curly” Wendell Butcher age 68, 200 North Park Street Portland died Saturday afternoon in the Jay County Hospital.  He was born in Portland January 21, 1944 the son of Darwin and Edith (Brown) Butcher.  He was a factory laborer.
 
Surviving are two sons Todd Butcher (wife Renae) of Greenwood S.C. and Eric Butcher (wife Leah) of Portland, One daughter Mrs. Danny (Angie) Ingram of Portland, Two sisters Marion Lee of Illinois and June Smith of Bryant, One brother Jim Butcher of Winterhaven, Fl.  Eight grandchildren and two step grandchildren
 
Memorial services will be Thursday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Jellison presiding.  Memorials can be made to the Jayland Homeless Shelter.


Larry Freyburgher



06/13/1942-01/08/2013
 
Larry Freyburgher age 70, 314 West Tenth Street Portland passed away Tuesday evening in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He was born in Portland June 13, 1942 the son of Lawrence Freyburgher and Katherine Ingram.  He was married March 10, 1962 to Linda Lou Sager who survives.  He had worked for Naas Foods and Red Gold for twenty five years, Retired as Business Manager of the Jay County Hospital. He was City of Portland Judge for twenty five years and was a basketball and football official, coached Little League Baseball for many years and was a member of the Portland Elks Lodge and Portland Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his wife Linda Lou Freyburgher, Three sons Terry Freyburgher (wife Rebecca) of Portland, David Freyburgher (wife Beth) of Portland and Greg Freyburgher (wife Jan) of Estero, FL., One daughter Mrs. Danny (Cheryl) Cline of Danville, IN.  Nine grandchildren
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Jay County Heart Fund or Jay County Humane Society.


Maragrette A. Gibson



12/16/1933-1/6/2013
 
Maragrette A. Gibson age 76, 237 South Munson Ave. Portland passed away Sunday morning at her residence.  She was born in St. Marys Ohio December 16, 1936 the daughter of Charles and Treva (Smeltser) Bechtol.  She was married October 24, 1998 to Jim Gibson who survives.  She was retired from CTS in Berne after 34 years, was a member of the V.F.W. Aux. in Fort Recovery and American Legion Aux. in Portland.  She was a Cub Scout Den Mother for many years.
Surviving are her husband Jim, two sons David Robbins of Portland and Steve Robbins of Ridgeville, two step-daughters Anita Evans of Portland and Mrs. Larry (Jama) Bumbalough of Portland, four brothers Bill Bechtol, Bob Bechtol and Ralph Bechtol all of Fort Recovery and Ron Bechtol of Lima, two sisters Rose Hill of Seattle, WA. And Jackie Bechtol of Colorado Springs, CO.  Four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and seven step grandchildren
Private family services will be held in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with burial in the Little Salamonia Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


Mary Ann May



02/28/1933-01/04/2012
 
 
Mary Ann May age 79, 7487 East State Road 67 Bryant passed away early Friday morning in the Jay County Hospital.  She was born in Jay County February 28, 1933 the daughter of John and Bernadine (Post) Wendel.  She was married October 25, 1952 to Victor May who passed on April 29, 2009.  She was retired from Berne Tube Products.  She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality.
 
Surviving are two sons Daniel May of New Castle and Joe May (Wife Shelly) of Bryant, Two daughters Mrs. Jim (Carol) Wendel of Bryant and Mrs. Bud (Peggy) Minton of Coldwater, One brother Orville Wendel of Portland, Fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 A.M. in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. David Hoying presiding.  Burial will follow in the Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.   A prayer service will be held Sunday at 4:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the State of the Heart Hospice.


Jack Alexander



07/13/1943-12/21/2012
 
Jack L. Alexander age 69, 833 East Water Street Portland passed away Friday morning at his residence.  He was born in Muncie July 13, 1943 the son of Paul and June (Maxwell) Alexander.  He was a auctioneer and self employed.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and 1961 Ridgeville High School graduate.
 
Surviving are his longtime companion Dru Noble, Two sons Steven Alexander (wife:Donisa) of Roanoke and Gary (wife:Bonnie)Alexander of Ansonia, Ohio, Three daughters Mrs. John (Kristine) Schisler of Portland, Mrs. Ron (Kristi) Melser of South Bend and Mrs. Ted (Jeni) Huey of Portland, one sister Carolyn Evans of Union City, In.  Thirteen grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 6:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Darrell Borders presiding.  Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


Lois P. Hinshaw



04/09/1923-12/31/2012
 
Lois P. Hinshaw age 89, former resident of 316 East Elder Street Portland passed away Monday in Elmcroft Nursing Facility in Muncie.  She was born in Jay County April 9, 1923 the daughter of Leonard and Pearl (Teeters) Penrod.  She was married November 14, 1942 to Howard W. Hinshaw and he passed away November 27, 1998.  She was retired from Jay Garment in Portland having worked there for twenty seven years.  She was a member of the D.A.V. auxiliary.
Surviving are two daughters Virginia Townsend of Rising Sun, IN. and Nancy Carter of Muncie, one brother Tom Penrod of Portland, two sisters Wanda Runkle of Winchester and Jane Miller of Sun City, Arizona,  Four grandchildren William Myers (wife Cheryl) of Leesburg, In., Doris Bowman of Rising Sun, John Carter (wife Julie) of Muncie and Mrs. Robert (Cheryl) Dominick of Albany, Eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers Hiram Penrod and Freddie Penrod, one sister Mary Alice Bushall and a great grandchild Steven Myers
 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Rogers Durham presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to Shrine Crippled Childrens or Alzheimers Foundation.


Warren Hahn



11/3/1931-01/01/2012
 
Warren Hahn age 81, 1688 South State Road 1 Dunkirk passed away Tuesday evening at his residence. He was born in Parker City November 3, 1931 the son of William H. and Freda (Collins) Hahn.  He was married November 24, 1956 to Betty Losh who survives.  He was a carpenter and farmer and attended Faith Evangelical Church.
Surviving are his wife Betty, one son David Hahn of Dunkirk, two daughters Mrs. Mike (Carolyn) Hosier of Upland and Rebecca Hahn of Upland, Two grandchildren and three great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Isch presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Faith Evangelical Church.


Robert E. Dick



05/05/1925-12/23/2012
 
Robert E. Dick, age 87, of 2030 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, passed away Sunday evening at Friends Fellowship Community where he resided. He was born in Muncie May 5, 1925, the son of Eugene and Fern (Whitinger) Dick. He is a graduate of Muncie Central High School and Indiana University. He also served with the U.S. Army in Germany and France in World War II. He was married for many years to Marceil Brubaker, who predeceased him in 1995. Mr. Dick was a Certified Public Accountant, working first at R. J. Whitinger and Co. in Muncie and then with George S. Olive and Co. in Richmond. He retired in 1984 and worked as a Certified Financial Planner, a Chartered Financial Consultant, and a Chartered Life Underwriter until he formed his partnership with his close friend Harold Simpson to run Fowler Wholesale, Inc. He was past president of the Indiana CPA Society and the Eastern Indiana Estate Planning Council. He was a long-time member of Toastmasters, of the Richmond Rotary Club, advisor to the Investments and Grants Committee of Reid Memorial Hospital Foundation, and numerous other professional organizations. He was a generous benefactor of Earlham College and Ivy Tech, both in Richmond.
 
Mr. Dick is survived by three children from his first marriage: Desnee Hall Nestor of Scarsdale, NY, Lezlie Sherman of Kouts, Indiana, and Dan R. Dick, of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. He has three grandchildren, two step-grandsons, five great-grandchildren, and two step-great grandchildren. Mr. Dick is also survived by his sister, Doris Humphress, of The Woodlands, TX, and by his cousin Mary Glen Nelson, of Northampton, PA.
 
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2012, at the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.
 
Memorial donations can be made to Wayne County Indiana Foundation, 35 South 7th Street, Richmond, or to Reid Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1401 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, or to a charity of your choice.


Anthony King



09/09/1975-12/22/2012
 
Anthony King age 37, 315 West Ninth Street Portland passed away Saturday evening in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.  He was born in Union City, Indiana September 9, 1975 the son of Sue Hawthorn.  He had worked for Sunnyside Egg Producers.
Surviving are his mother and step-father Bill and Sue Hixenbaugh of Portland and one daughter Kelie Ann King, one brother Bruce A. King of Winchester and Aunt and Uncle Steve and Linda Holden of Union City, Ohio
Cremation will be handled by Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


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