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.