Irma Harbaugh



11/28/1924-05/22/2012

 

Irma Harbaugh, 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 22, 2012 in Keller, Texas. Memorial Service: 10 a.m.Saturday June 9th at Pennville, Indiana United Methodist Church. Irma was born November 28, 1924 in Pennville, Indiana to Harry I. Gardner and Mary M.
Gardner. Irma was raised on the Gardner Farm just east of Pennville. Irma graduated college from Indiana University with a Degree in Business and is one of the first five women to play in the
Indiana University Marching Band.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip W. Harbaugh and her brother, Wallace W. Gardner. 
Survivors: Sons: Jeff and wife Sarah, Keller, TX; Phillip, Lanesville, IN; Ross and wife Wendi, Amarillo, TX. Grandchildren: Courtney and
David, Keller, TX; Phillip, Lanesville, IN; Stephanie, Amarillo, TX. Local arrangements are being handled by the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland.


Richard Wellman



07/05/1927-05/11/2012
 
Richard Wellman age  84 , 6362 North 850 East Bryant died Friday in Kindred Hospital in Lima, Ohio.  He was born in Bryant, Indiana July 5, 1927 the son of Jerome and Agnes (Krieg) Wellman Sr. He was married June 30, 1951 to Ruth C. Weigel and she passed away June 5, 2010.  He was a farmer and retired from New  Idea in Coldwater, Ohio.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving as a medic.  He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and member of the St. Joseph Sodality.  He had been a member of the Bryant Lions Club.
Surviving are Five Sons Tom Wellman (wife Mary Lou) of New Palistine, In., Ken Wellman (wife Karen) of Portland, Ed Wellman (wife Linda) of Bryant, Tim Wellman of Decatur and Rick Wellman (wife Becky) of Selma, one daughter Mrs. Kevin (Patricia) Price of Decatur, two brothers Leroy Wellman of Greenville and Eugene Wellman of Glendale, Az., three sisters Helen Wellman of Decatur, Rita Heimannof Decatur and Doris Wack of Tucson, Az.   Twenty nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren  He was preceded in death by three daughters Connie, Rebecca and Kathleen.
Funeral services will be Wednesday 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 Tuesday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. with a scripture service at 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Diabetes Foundation.


Bobby A. Barker



12/23/1969-05/10/2012
 
Bobby A. Barker age 42, 113 South Munson Ave. Portland died early Thursday morning from results of a traffic accident on State Road 67 near Redkey.  He was born December 23, 1969 the son of Bobby and Susan Rita (Hurst) Barker.  He was married June 15, 2004 to Kelly Curtis who survives.  He was employed with Tyson Foods in Portland. 
Surviving are his wife Kelly, his mother Susan Rita Price of Winchester, one son Cliff Standing  of Virginia, three daughters Danielle Standing of Richmond, Melanie Standing of Portland and Jessica Barker of Portland, two brothers Jon Neeley of Tennessee, Marlin Barger of Dayton and step brother Shaun O’Neil of Dayton, two sisters Angie Barker of Winchester and Carey Harpest of Middleton, Ohio, one granddaughter Madison.  He was preceded in death by a sister Sherry Neely.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home 221 North Meridian Street Portland, Indiana with Pastor Randy Grimes presiding.
Memorials can be made to the family to help with expenses.


Pauline Rose Via



12/10/1917-05/05/2012
 
Pauline Rose Via age 94, 512 East North Street Portland passed away Saturday evening in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.  She was born in Salamonia, Indiana December 10, 1917 the daughter of Jesse and Cora (May) Locker.  She was married January 25, 1942 to William Via and he died August 4, 2011.  She had worked at Jay Garment for over 25 years and Ballastran Corp. both in Portland.  She was self employed for several years before retirement.
Surviving are two sons Danny Via (wife Janice) of Clarksville, TN. and Dennis Via of Decatur, one daughter Mrs. Bill (Linda) Zimmerman of Portland, Seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Flint Redwine presiding.  Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


David E. Minch



07/13/1939-05/03/2012
 
David E. Minch age 72, P.O. Box 37 Bryant, Indiana died Thursday in the Jay County Hospital following a sudden illness. He was born in Bryant July 13, 1939 the son of Mathias and Julia (Remaklus) Minch.  He was married October 8, 1966 to Alice M. Schmit who survives.  He was retired from C.T.S. in Berne and member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Geneva.
Surviving are his wife Alice, one son Chad Minch of Brownsburg, Indiana and one daughter Melinda Bunger of Bloomington, Indiana, one brother John Minch of Berne, Indiana and one sister Mary Helen Stoycos of Arlington, TX.
Four grandchildren Brayden Bunger, Alexander Minch, Emilie Minch and Rhys Minch.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 A.M. in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bryant with Fr. David Hoying presiding.  Burial will follow in the Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M.  in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor. 


Gary Foltz



12/28/1949-04/30/2012
 
Gary L. Foltz age 62, 417 Windridge Trail Berne, Indiana died Monday at Adams County Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.  He was born in Portland December 28, 1949 the son of George Earl Foltz and Alma M. Bergman.  He was a machinist for O & R Precision in Geneva.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and 1969 Bryant High School graduate.
Surviving are two sons David Foltz of Berne and Steve Foltz of Decatur, his mother Alma M. Miller of Geneva, one brother Keith Foltz of Geneva, step-brother Greg Miller of Pennville and several nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Hines presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Bryant.  Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Bryant Community Center


Billie Ann Pyle



10/06/1936-4/20/2012
 
Billie Ann Pyle age 75, Indianapolis passed away Friday April 20, 2012.  She was born October 6, 1936 in Abilene, TX. to the late Clifford and Elsie Taylor.
She is survived by her husband James “Gomer” Pyle of Indianapolis and former Portland resident, Two sons Jeff and David Pyle both of Indianapolis, one daughter Julie Vanaman of Indianapolis and two grandsons Lloyd and Justin Vanaman both of Indianapolis
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Flint Redwine presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.


Bill Hampson



10/02/1924-04/15/2012
 
Bill Hampson age 87, former resident of 1818 Manuels Drive Portland passed away Sunday morning in Crown Pointe in Portland.  He was born in Jay County October 2, 1924 the son of William and Thelma (Bell) Hampson.  He was married March 21, 1951 to Ruth Irene Orr and she passed away February 9, 2006.  He was a retired lineman for Indiana-Michigan Electric Company.  He was a U.S. Army WW II veteran  and member of the American Legion and Portland Elks Lodge.
Surviving are one brother Reg Hampson of Portland and several nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held by the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding.  Burial will be in the Salamonia Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Heart Fund.


Mary "Maggie" Runkle



10/15/1913-04/06/2012
 
Mary M. “Maggie” Runkle age 98, former resident of 332 East Seventh Street Portland passed away Friday afternoon in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  She was born in Pennville October 15, 1913 the daughter of Jacob and Gladys (Tucker) Binegar.  She was married June 4, 1932 to Elmer R. Runkle and he died November 22, 1964.  She had been a secretary for Dr. James Vaughn retiring in 1975.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Past Matron Club and a Red Cross volunteer for many years.
Surviving are a niece Mrs. Jerald (Julia) Schwomeyer of Portland and a grandson Jim Runkle (wife Shauna )of Portland and three great grandchildren
 
She was preceded in death by two sons Richard and Robert who were both killed in a car-train accident on December 10, 1972.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Deb Bowsher presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to Riley Childrens Hospital.


Clifford B. Ball



05/02/1919-04/03/2012
 
Clifford B. Ball age 92, 510 West 300 North Portland passed away Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He was born in Ellenboro, West Virginia May 2, 1919 the son of Hugh and Ada (Riggs) Ball.  He was married to Lena DeChessro who died in 1966.  He was married April 16, 1967 to Nancy Houser who survives.  He retired in 1973 as an ordained Presbyterian minister.  He served with the U.S. Army during WWII in the 19th Division Corp of Engineers.  He earned his divinity degree from Davis and Elkins College.  He was a member the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant.
Surviving are his wife Nancy,  Two sons Clifford James Ball (wife Sharron) of Celina, Ohio and David Lee Ball of St. Petersburg, Fl.,  Two daughters Mrs. Steven (Susan) Dietz of Logan, Ohio and Mrs. Alan (Lee Ann) Sigler of Logan, Ohio,  One brother Donald Ball of Parkersburg, W.Va. and one sister Eva Jean Coe of Parkersburg, W.Va.   Seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Vicar Robert Abner and Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Humane Society or Redeemer Lutheran Church.


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