Sandra Kay Kelly



12/15/1961-10/25/2012
 
Sandra Kay Kelly age 50, 5252 Linn Grove Road Linn Grove, Indiana passed away early Thursday morning at her residence.  She was born in Winchester December 15, 1961 the daughter of Billy and Joan (Mock) Kelly.  She was a homemaker, 1980 Graduate of Jay County High School and member of the Eastern Star in Redkey.
Surviving are one son Bob Billington of Linn Grove, her mother Joan Kelly of Portland, her companion Bevan Koenig of Linn Grove, one brother Fred Kelly of Portland, three sisters Suzzette Randall of Portland, Dianna Miller of Portland and Cindy Dyer of Clinton, Il. Two grandchildren
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Eads presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Bryant.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00 P.M. with a Eastern Star Service at 3:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the family.


Jesteene Elizabeth Michael



09/08/1922-10/16/2012
 
Jesteene Elizabeth Michael age 90, 8388 North 550 East Bryant passed away Tuesday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  She was born in New Corydon September 8, 1922 the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Schwitzer) Walter.  She was married April 24, 1943 to Donald Franklin Michael who survives.  She was a homemaker and member of New Corydon United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband Donald,  Four sons Dwight Michael of Henryville, IN., Dwain Michael of Bryant, Doren Michael of Grand Island, NE. and Don Michael of Portland, One sister Jo Baker of Berne, Twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Paul VanCise presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Bryant.  Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Betty J. Strait



06/23/2012-10/15/2012
 
Betty J. Strait age 88, 1887 North 400 West Portland passed away Monday evening in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  She was born June 23, 1924 in Milgrove, Indiana the daughter of Arley and Ethel (Wingate) Wagner.  She was married in 1941 to William G. Strait and he died September 24, 2012.  She was a homemaker.
 
Surviving are two sons Bill Strait (wife Joann) of Monroe and Phillip Strait (wife Nancy) of Portland, Two daughters Mrs. Gerald (Dianna) Manor of Portland and Donna Strait of Portland, Eight grandchildren, 11 Great grandchildren and Three Great great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding.  Burial will follow in the Bluff Point Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Altzheimers Foundation.


Lewis M. King



01/21/1930-10/09/2012
 
Lewis M. King age 82, 4274 East S.R. 67 Bryant passed away late Tuesday evening in Swiss Village in Berne.  He was born in Jay County January 21, 1930 the son of Clarence and Vada (Judy) King.  He was married August 21, 1959 to Betty Weaver Bryan  and she passed away on September 22, 2004.  He served with the U.S. Army in Germany.  He was a farmer and worked for Meshbergers, All American Homes and C.T.S.  He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant and American Legion Post #211 in Portland.
 
Surviving are one daughter Esther Kile of Berne, One granddaughter and two great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 P.M. in Swiss Village in Berne with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding.  Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Swiss Village.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Pennville.  Memorials can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant , Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana or Swiss Village.
 
Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland are in charge of the arrangements.


Emma Elizabeth Fennig



12/24/1932-10/04/2012
 
Emma Elizabeth Fennig age 79, 1121 West Main Street Portland passed away early Thursday morning in I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  She was born in Raleigh, N.C. on December 24, 1932.  She was married December 4, 1953 to Robert Fennig and he died April 16, 2007.  She with her husband Robert managed Wash House Laundromat and she also worked at Wal -Mart in Winchester and Persimmon Ridge.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Portland.
Surviving are two sons Ken Fennig of Trafalgar, In. and Jim Fennig of Portland, Three grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 1:00 P.M. in the Zion Lutheran Church in Portland with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding.  Burial will follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.  Memorials can be made to the Zion Lutheran Church.



Rosalind McAfee



10/25/1960-09/26/2012
 
Rosalind McAfee age 51, 2157 North 800 East Portland passed away Wednesday afternoon in the I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  She was born in Adams County October 25, 1960 the daughter of George and Deloris (Butcher) Meehan.  She was married April 23, 1983 to Michael McAfee who survives.  She with her husband owned and operated McAfee Recycling Inc. in Portland.  She was a 1978 Jay County High School graduate.
 
Surviving are her husband Michael, her father George Meehan of Portland, one daughter Marcy McAfee of Portland, step daughter Mandy Nichols of Portland, Brother John Meehan ( wife Janie) of Portland, two step grandchildren Canyon and Hines and two nieces.
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding.  Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Fort Recovery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or Shrine Crippled Childrens Hospital.


Lois J. Prescott



11/27/1940-09/26/2012
 
Lois J. Prescott age 71, 6592 East Union City Pike, Union City, Indiana died Wednesday morning in Randolph County Nursing Home.  She was born in Haubstadt, Indiana November 27, 1940 the daughter of Onis and Bernerd (Bertram) Smith.  She was married August 24, 1969 to Fred Prescott who died September 12, 2011.  She retired in 1998 from Union City Schools as a longtime Home Economics Teacher. She graduated from Haubstadt High School and Indiana State University.  She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, Retired Teachers Association, member of Chancel Choir and Singing Ambassadors and Deaconess in the First Christian Church in Union City.
Surviving are two sons Lee Prescott of Indianapolis and Brent Prescott of Union City, IN.  One daughter Mrs. Dan (Betsy) Harris of Liberty, Mo., Two brothers Edgar Smith and Earl Smith both of Evansville, In., One sister Ruth Ann Ernest of Pendelton, In., Four grandchildren
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 A.M. in the First Christian Church in Union City with Pastor Harold Libert and Roberta Hart presiding.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland and 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the church.  Memorials can be made to First Christian Church in Union City.


William G. Strait Sr.



04/04/1919-09/24/2012
 
William G. Strait Sr. age 93, 1887 North 400 West Portland passed away Monday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.  He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma April 4, 1919 the son of Ora F. and Vecil (Murphy) Strait.  He was married in 1941 to Betty J. Wagner who survives.  He was a WW II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a farmer and had worked at Indiana Glass.
Surviving are two sons Bill Strait Jr. of Monroe and Phillip Strait of Portland, two daughters Mrs. Gerald (Donna) Manor of Portland and Donna Strait of Portland, eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding.  Burial will follow in Bluff Point Cemetery with military graveside honors by American Legion Post #211.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Jay Coounty Cancer Society.


Katherine “Kat” Wilce



12/16/1959-09/17/2012
 
Katherine “Kat” Wilce age 52, 4965 West 400 South Portland passed away Monday September 17th in Lakeland, Florida.  She was born December 16, 1959 the daughter of Dewey and Mattie (Bush) Reed.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of Redkey Faith Ministries.
Surviving are two sons Wade Flannery of Indianapolis and James Wilce of Indianapolis, one daughter Gretchen Dewitt of Bradington,Ky. Her companion Mark Buckley of Florida, Six sisters Wilma Jean Jones of Jeff, Ky., Mary Jo Gabbard of Middletown, Ohio, Janet Bruursema of Portland, Ruth Shearer of Centerville, In., Verna Fay Reed of Fairfield, Ohio and Kimberly Gilbert of Indianapolis, Seven brothers Birtchell Reed of Indianapolis, Donnie Reed of Columbus, Ohio, Ronnie Reed of Columbus, Ohio, Jackie Reed of Virginia Beach, Va., Kenneth Reed of Oberlin, Ohio, Billy Reed of Charlotte, N.C. and Larry Reed of Oxford, Ohio , Several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:00 P.M. in the Redkey Faith Ministries Church with Pastor Craig Cotherman presiding.  Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.  Memorials can be made to the family.


Beverly Jean Caldwell



05/11/1943-09/21/2012
 
Beverly Jean Caldwell age 69, 14 Sesame Street Portland died Friday at her residence.  She was born in Portland May 11, 1943 the daughter of Charles F. and Marjorie Deloris (Geesaman) Moore.  She was a homemaker and had worked for Coca Cola Bottling and Naas Foods both in Portland. 
Surviving are two daughters Mrs. David (Jennifer) Blackford of Portland and Mrs. Aaron (Ginger) Gibson of Muncie, Half Brother Richard Enochs of Hartford City and Four grandchildren Garhett Blackford, Matthew Blackford, Lane Gibson and Lilah Gibson.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday. Private family burial will be held at a later date.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


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