Earl E. Douglass



02/26/1945-12/16/2014
Earl E. Douglass age 69, Portland passed away Tuesday evening at his residence. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana February 26, 1945 the son of Earl E. and Marion (Milligan) Douglass Sr. He graduated from University High School in Bloomington in 1963 and served with the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1967 serving in Hamburg, Germany. He retired in 2000 from the U. S. Postal Service after 37 years and was Postmaster in Portland from 1980 - 2000. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and American Legion Post #211.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years Jill (Burns), Two daughters Magan Douglass of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Kris (Laura) Hough of Bryant, Two sisters Mrs. Harlan (Marsha) Neawedde and Kay Farris both of Indianapolis, Three grandchildren Ella Douglass, Abilene and Bentley Hough.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding. Burial with military honors will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. And one hour prior to the services. Memorials can be made to Jay County Summer Swim Team 4711 West 200 South Portland, Indiana 47371.


Joann Elizabeth (Mumby) Randall



03/19/1930-12/16/2014
Joann Elizabeth (Mumby) Randall age 84, 1519 South U.S. 27 Portland passed away Tuesday morning at her residence. She was born March 19, 1930 in Mishawaka, Indiana the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Dilts) Mumby. She was married in June 6, 1952 to Norman Randall who preceded her in death. She had lived in Dunkirk for forty years. She was a Bryant High School graduate and worked as a Registered Nurse at Ball Memorial Hospital and also had Randall's Jewelry with her husband. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her Two sons James Randall of Portland and Terry Randall of Harrells, N.C. One daughter Elizabeth Hudson (husband Barry) of Portland, one sister Thelma Battershell of Columbus, Ohio, Six grandchildren
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory in Muncie. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 – 10:30 A.M. Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society, Asbury United Methodist Church or Jay County Humane Society.


Reece Ann Homan



09/06/2014-12/12/2014
 
Reece Ann Homan 9643 West 200 South Dunkirk passed away Friday in Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born September 6, 2014 in Bluffton the daughter of Kraig and Emily (Laux) Homan. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
 
Surviving are her parents Kraig and Emily Homan of Dunkirk, one brother Isaac Homan and one sister Halle Homan both of Dunkirk, Maternal grandparents Steve and Laura Laux of Portland, Paternal grandparents Ralph and Theresa Homan of Portland, Great grandparents Marie Bogard of Portland and Dennis and Louise Homan of Maria Stein, Ohio
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. In Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Moran presiding. Burial will follow in the Claycomb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. And Tuesday from 8:00 – 9:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to the Riley Children's Hospital.


Ralph Wright



 

Ralph G. Wright age 61, 305 East Walnut Street Portland passed away Tuesday in State of the Heart Hospice Center in Greenville, Ohio. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. There will be no services. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bertha A. DeHoff



02/27/1919-12/8/2014
 
Bertha A. DeHoff age 95, former rural Portland resident passed away Monday in Millers Merry Manor in Dunkirk. She was born in Jay County February 27, 1919 the daughter of Harvey A. and Sarah Jane (Burnett) Green. She was married June 25, 1939 to Jack DeHoff and he died December 16, 1997. She was a homemaker.
 
Surviving are three sons Harvey L. DeHoff of Pennville, James R. DeHoff of Markle and Tony W. DeHoff of Portland, three daughters Charolette Sager of Portland, Mrs. David (Patricia) James of Pennville and Mrs. Shane (Jackie) Houck of Pennville, Seventeen grandchildren, Thirty seven great grandchildren and Fifteen great great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday December 17th at 11:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Earl Doll presiding. Burial will follow in the Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice, Parkinson's Association or Choice of the Donor.


Wilma Pauline Fowler



10/16/1922-12/9/2014
 
Wilma Pauline Fowler age 92, 724 East Walnut Street Portland passed away early Tuesday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare. She was born in Ridgeville October 16, 1922 the daughter of Azor and Nellie (Smith) Hiatt. She was married July 3, 1942 to Albert Fowler and he passed away February 20, 1999. She was a manager and C.P.A. for Allied Securities for thirty four years. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Homemakers Class, Wesleyan Circle, Vocational Womens Club, Jay County Hospital Aux. And graduate of Ridgeville High School.
 
 
Surviving are one son Mick Fowler (wife Sharon) of Portland, one daughter Mrs. Floyd (Pamela) Doughty of Yorktown, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren
 
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Dilley and Tom Lightle presiding. Burial will follow in the Lawndale Cemetery in Ridgeville. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church Capitol Improvement Dome Fund.


Violet G. Inman



 11/19/1922-12/09/2014
 
Violet G. Inman age 92 passed away Tuesday in the Jay County Hospital. She was born in Northland, Michigan November 19, 1922 the daughter of August and Teresa Margaret (Teinert) Froberg. She was married in 1938 to Lawrence Harold Inman and he died in 1955. She was retired from Kerr Glass and also worked at Anchor-Hocking.
 
 
Surviving are one son Roger Inman of Portland, two daughters Linda Bruns of Westfield and Patty McCoy of Portland, one brother Gerald Froberg of Gwinn, Mi. Twenty four grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sons Frank, Lee, Gary, and Jimmie Inman.
Funeral services will be Friday at 6:00 P.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
 
Additional services will be held Tuesday December 16th at 11:00 A.M. In the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home in Gwinn, Mi. Burial will be in the Gwinn Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Frank Inman Scholarship Fund through the Portland Foundation.


Karen E. Robbins



08/19/1947-12/4/2014
 
Karen E. Robbins age 67, 2822 Butternut Creek Portland passed away Thursday in I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She was born in Jay County August 19, 1947 the daughter of Carl and Melba (Grady) Retter. She was married in 1979 to Tom Robbins who survives. She was retired from CTS in Berne and was a cook for Jay County High School.
 
Surviving are her husband of thirty five years Tom, her mother Melba Retter of Redkey, one son Chad Derrickson of Portland, one daughter Lisa Derrickson of Portland, two brothers Barry Retter of Redkey and Mike Retter of Redkey, Three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with burial in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. And prior to the services Tuesday. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Heart Fund of Jay County Cancer Society.


Kathleen J. Cue



01/19/1920-12/4/2014

 

Kathleen J. Cue age 94, 745 Patriot Drive passed away Thursday morning at Jay County Hospital. She was born in Jay County the daughter of Paul and Velma (Anderson) Kessler. She was a graduate of Portland High School.  She was married August 9, 1975 to Robert Cue who preceded her in death on May 2, 1999.

 

She belonged to the Hospital Auxiliary, the Asbury United Methodist Church, the Daughters of American Revolution, and the Grange. She is survived by two step-daughters Edith Clevenger husband (Darrell) of Union City, IN and Judith Bates husband (Larry) of Monticello, KY. She worked at Haynes Milling Company, Mutual Security, and Jay County Genealogy office.

 

Private funeral services will be held. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church.


William A. “Bill” Lykins



04/01/1948-11/15/2014

 

William A. “Bill” Lykins age 66, 3272 North 250 West Portland passed away Saturday.  He was born in Portland April 1, 1948 the son of Robert and Thelma Mae (Gibbs) Lykins.  He was married May 24, 1969 to Carol Hough who survives.  He served with the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post #211, Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor and a 1966 Portland High School graduate.  He worked as a bus driver for Jay School Corp., groundskeeper for Jay County Fairgrounds, worked for Harvest Land Co-Op in Bryant and had worked for G.E. in Decatur for twenty three years.

 

Surviving are his wife Carol, two sons Scott Lykins (wife Lisa) of Bryant and Chad Lykins (wife Briggett) of Portland, one daughter Mrs. Jamie (Amy) Shaneyfelt of Portland, one brother David Ferguson (wife Judy) of Fort Wayne, one sister Roseanna Moore of Ridgeville, Ten grandchildren

 

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastors Wilbur Taylor and Randy Davis presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. and one hour prior to the services Thursday.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor


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