Martha Burk



02/01/1919-08/01/2013
 
Martha Burk age 94, former 810 West Race Street resident passed away Thursday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  She was born in Jay County February 1, 1919 the daughter of Samuel and Esther (Harty) Pauling.  She was married September 4, 1940 to Ralph Burk who passed away December 23, 1995.  She was a homemaker and also had worked at Ballistran.  She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Homemakers Class, Primetime Breakfast Club and Eastern Star.
 
Surviving are two sons Richard Burk (wife Bonnie) of Fort Wayne and Jim Burk (wife Sue) of Portland, Two daughters Patricia Burk of Portland and Barbara Burk of Fort Wayne,  Seven grandchildren and Eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Tom Lightle presiding.  Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Geneva.  Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor. 


Stanley P. Teeter



 04/30/1929-07/21/2013
 
Stanley P. Teeter age 84, 708 Blaine Pike Portland passed away early Sunday morning at his residence.  He was born in Berne April 30, 1929 the son of Ralph and Mildred (Stucky) Teeter.  He was married July 30, 1955 to Gloria L. Lehman and she passed away May 22, 1999.  He was a Geneva High School graduate and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was owner of Baird-Freeman Funeral Home for many years and a funeral director for over sixty years.  He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Portland Lions Club, American Legion Post #211, 40/8, Portland Elks Lodge, Indiana Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and charter member of 4-H Horse and Pony Club.  He served on First National Bank Board of Directors, Library Board, Green Park Cemetery Board and Jay County Fair Board.  He was Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in 1998.
 
Surviving are one son David Teeter (wife Meranda) of Portland and one daughter Mrs. Gary (Sarah) Theurer of Union City (in Jay County), Three brothers Kenneth Teeter of Delight, Arkansas, Cecil Teeter of Convoy, Ohio and Dick Teeter of Albion, In., Three sisters Mary Teeple of Bryant, Mrs. Jim (Vera) Dailey of Geneva and Linda Heuston of Berne, Five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers Ralph and Vincel Teeter
 
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post #211.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services at the church.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Asbury United Methodist Church.


William Barlow



08/03/1933-07/19/2013
 
William Barlow age 79, 807 South Chicago Ave. Portland passed away Friday at his residence.  He was born in Kentucky August 3, 1933 the son of Earl and Thaddeus (Hardin) Barlow.  He was married June 14, 1966 to Reba Adkins and she passed away December 22, 2001.  He was retired from Jay Products.
 
He was a meber of the Pennville Legion and Portland Moose Lodge.
Surviving are three sons Stephen Duane McCollum of Pennville, Jeffrey McCollum of Pennville and Dean Barlow of Redkey, Two daughters Billie Jo Steed of Portland and Colinda Anderson of Redkey, Thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the family.


Helen Annette Montgomery



07/26/1921-07/16/2013
 
Helen Annette Montgomery age 91, former Bryant resident passed away Tuesday in Los Alamitos, Ca. in the home of her daughter.  She was born in Jay County July 26, 1921 the daughter of Joseph and Frances (Wellman) Laux.  She was married April 25, 1942 to Jason Grant Montgomery who passed away September 13, 2002.  She had worked with her husband as an interior decorator and also at Berne Novelty and CTS for twenty nine years.
 
Surviving are one son Daniel John Montgomery of Park City, Utah, One daughter Mrs. Robert (Mary Louise) Sponheim of Los Alamitos, Ca., One brother Victor Laux of Geneva, Two sisters Esther Frisbie of St. Marys, Ohio and Rosemary Laux of Dayton, Ohio, Sister in laws Betty Laux of Bryant and Esther Resler of Berne, Three grandchildren Jennifer Sponheim-Hampson,  Cathy Sponheim-Jones and David Sponheim, Three great grandchildren Alex, Sophia and Zoe Hampson.
 
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Bryant.  Visitation will be prior to the services.  Memorials can be made to the Bryant Community Center.


Loren O. Ogborn



11/10/1928-07/16/2013
 
Loren O. Ogborn age 84, 1744 Manuels Drive Portland passed away Tuesday in Randolph County Nursing Home in Winchester.  He was born in Zionsville, Indiana November 10, 1928 the son of Loren and Carrie (Detamore) Ogborn.  He was married June 11, 1949 to Dorothy L. Howard who passed away March 30, 2012.  He had been vice president of  Gainer National Bank in Merrilville.  He was a member of Winter Haven Faith Baptist Church and attended Fellowship Baptist Church in Portland.
 
Surviving are one son Steven Ray Ogborn of Pittsboro, Indiana and Mrs. Hugh (Sabrina) Kelly of Portland.  One sister Betty Sebastian of Indianapolis,  Nine grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
 
Funeral services will be Sunday at 4:00 P.M. in the Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding.  Private burial will be in the Zionsville Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. at the church.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Christian Academy.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland are in charge of arrangements.


Jerry Wayne Pfeifer



04/03/1943-07/14/2013
 
Jerry Wayne Pfeifer age 70, 914 West Race Street Portland passed away Sunday at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.  He was born in Portland April 3, 1943 the son of Loren “Jack” and Reona (McAbee) Pfeifer.  He was married August 30, 1963 to Mary Dennis who survives.  He retired in 2004 from 3-M.  He served with the National Guard for ten years.  He was a graduate of Madison High School, member of Portland Moose Lodge, Legion of the Moose, D.A.V., 40/8, American Legion and Pace International Union.
 
Surviving are his wife Mary, Two sons Glenn Pfeifer of Portland and Mike Pfeifer of Pennville, Two daughters Brenda Teeter of Portland and Mrs. Kenny (Kim) Scott of Portland, Two brothers Jim Pfeifer of Salamonia and Bob Pfeifer of Portland, Ten grandchildren and Five great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Dewey Kinder presiding.  Burial will follow in the Liber Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  memorials can be made to the Jay County Heart Fund


Dennis R. Shaneyfelt



08/16/1937-07/15/2013
 
Dennis R. Shaneyfelt age 75, 602 West Main Street Portland passed away Monday morning in the Jay County Hospital Emergency Room.  He was born August 16, 1937 the son of Walter and Doris (LeMaster) Shaneyfelt. He was married May 1, 1981 to Ruby A. Haley who survives.  He retired in 1994 from Teledyne Portland Forge after thirty one years. He also worked as a reserve police officer and EMT.  He had served with the National Guard, member of Goldwing Road Riders Association and was member of the Portland Moose Lodge.
 
Surviving are his wife Ruby, Three sons Les Shaneyfelt (wife Julie) of Berne, Brent Shaneyfelt (wife Darla) of Anderson and Brian Shaneyfelt (wife Kim) of Wabash, Step-son Bill McAbee Jr. (wife Samantha) of Portland, two step-daughters Angela Davidson of Portland and Mrs. Kevin (Kris Ann) Woodbury of Portland, Several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son Greg Shaneyfelt and a daughter Julie Shaneyfelt
 
Funeral services will be Thursday at 8:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding.  Private burial services will be in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M.   Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Harriet S. Lane



01/29/1940-07/09/2013
 
Harriet S. Lane age 73, 995 Boundary Pike Portland passed away Tuesday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.  She was born January 29, 1940 in New Haven CT. the daughter of Marvin and Tillie (Wolk) Lapides.  She was a receptionist having worked for an eye doctor and insurance agency.
 
Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Tom (Lisa) Hogg of Portland and Laura McManus of Portland, Four grandchildren Tabitha Abner, Tommy Hogg, Destiny McManus and Mickinzie Hogg.
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 3:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Darrel Borders presiding. Burial will follow in the Weimer Cemetery in Randolph County.   Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


Philip Mark Mills Sr.



10/13/1941- 07/05/2013

Philip Mark Mills Sr. age 71, 1295 West 800 South Portland passed away Friday morning at his residence.  He was born in Portland October 13, 1941 the son of Jesse and Nellie (Lea) Mills Sr.  He was married October 20, 1961 to Barbara E. Burk who survives.  He was a mechanic for thirty
eight years for Stewart Sunoco in Winchester, worked Randolph County EMS for twenty five years and retired from Wal-Mart in Portland.  He served with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and Cuban Missile Crisis.


Surviving are his wife Barbara, Three sons Philip “Butch” Mills Jr. of Portland, Brian S. Mills (wife Joey) of Union City and Todd J. Mills (wife Missy) of Portland, one sister Mrs. Gerald (Mable) Beard of Portland, Twelve grandchildren and twelve
great grandchildren.


Funeral services will be Tuesday at 12:00 Noon in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Rogers Durham presiding.  Burial will follow in the Lawndale Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post #211.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 – 12:00 at the funeral home.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice


Lee Allen McDaniel



06/13/1920-07/03/2013
 
Lee Allen McDaniel age 93, 127 Pilgrim Drive Portland passed away Wednesday afternoon in the Jay County Hospital.  He was born in Portland June 13, 1920 the son of John C. and Ethel C. (Metzner) McDaniel.  He was married August 13, 1943 to Dortha Gene Smith and she died August 16, 1984.  He later married Gwen McDaniel in 1986 and she survives.  He was owner and operator of McDaniel and Sons Roofing in Portland.  He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Lifetime member of Portland Lions Club, Portland Elks Lodge, Portland Country Club and Chamber of Commerce, Arts Place and First National Bank Board of Directors.
 
Surviving are his wife Gwen, two sons Thomas McDaniel of Crystal Bay, NV. and David McDaniel of Carmel, IN., one daughter Mrs. Jerry (Cindy) Merchant of Wilmington, Ohio  Step-son Ted Williamson of Barhard, Vermont and Eight grandchildren and Six great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 A.M. in the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home and Monday from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the church.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor or Zion Lutheran Church.


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