Everett D. (Jake) Evans



09/28/1924-08/06/2014

 

Everett D. (Jake) Evans age 89, 147 East Lafayette Street Portland passed away Wednesday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.  He was born in Portland September 28, 1924 the son of John and Daisy (Bond) Evans.  He had been married to Beverly Brubaker and she passed away December 12, 1983.  He had worked for Sheller-Globe for thirty six years and was custodian at the Portland Moose Lodge.  He was a U.S. Army WW II veteran from 1943-1946.  He was a over sixty year member of the Portland Moose Lodge, American Legion Post #211, D.A.V., Fort Recovery V.F.W.  and 1943 Portland High School graduate.  He was a contributor to the Museum of the Soldier.

Surviving are two sons Ronald Evans of Portland and Brian Evans of Portland, one daughter Cindy Hale of Portland, one brother Arthur Evans of Portland, Eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren

Private family services will be held in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Lawndale Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post #211.  Memorials can be made to the American Legion Honor Guard.


Paul Max Snow



01/30/1938-08/03/2014

 

Paul Max Snow age 78, 504 Floral Ave. Portland passed away Sunday morning at his residence.  He was born in Portland January 30, 1938 the son of Robert and Mamie (Kantner) Snow.  He was married July 18, 1959 to Sandy Baughn who survives.  He was a truck driver and had worked for Landon Trucking, Naas Foods and Haynes Milling all of Portland.  He served with the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Teamsters Union, American Legion Post #211 and Fort Recovery V.F.W.

Surviving are his wife Sandy, one son Dave Snow of Mesa, Arizona,  two daughters Mrs. Jerry (Angie) Byrum of Portland and Jayni Snow of Bradford, Ohio, one sister Mrs. Jack (Betty) Haffner of Portland, sister in law Rose Snow of Portland, Eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mamie Snow and his brother Robert Snow.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding.  Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post #211.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and prior to services Thursday.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Carol J. Somers



02/28/1947-08/01/2014

Carol J. Somers age 67, 67 Sesame Street Portland passed away Friday morning in I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  She was born February 28, 1947 the daughter of Lawrence and Bonnie (Hall) Fisher.  She was married July 31, 1965 to Donald Somers who survives.  She had worked at Jay Garment.

Surviving are her husband Donald, four sons Doug Somers (wife Marilyn) of Portland, Ron Somers (wife Karin) of Portland, Kevin Somers (wife Heather) of Portland and Chad Somers of Portland. Two sisters Mrs. Jack (Pat) Smith of Marion, Ohio and Mrs. Butch (Linda) Grider of Portland, Eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Stanton 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 the Collett Church of the Nazarene.


John D. Rector



12/6/1942-08/01/2014

John D. Rector  age 71, 703 South Meridian Street Portland passed away early Friday morning at his residence.  He was born in Portland December 6, 1942 the son of Claude and Cleta (Caldwell) Rector.  He was married March 19, 1965 to Sue Penrod who survives.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran.  He was a control technician for ANR Pipeline in Portland.

Surviving are his wife Sue, one son John Paul Rector of Portland, three daughters Mrs. Steve (Angie) Elmore of Portland, Brenda Taylor of Celina and April Limbert of Portland, one sister Mrs. John (Judy) Redwine of Portland, Eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. in the First Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Ross presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation is at the church from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society or Jay County Heart Fund.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements.


Francis Leon Harris



01/25/1937-08/01/2014

Francis Leon Harris age 77, 919 West Race Street Portland died early Friday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.  He was born in Jay County January 25, 1937 the son of Elmore and Hazel (Morgan) Harris.  He was married in 1957 to Martha June Hartley who survives.  He worked as a Portland Fireman, Rescue 19 and served as a training officer for 32 ½  years and with Strohl Appliance for 55 years.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife Martha June, three sons Rodney Harris of Glendale Heights, Il., Ronald Harris Harris of Plainfield and Donald Harris of Bluffton, one daughter Rebecca Ann Harris-Hodgson of Portland, one brother  Paul Harris of Glendale, Az.  Nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son Randal, brothers Arthur and Gene and his parents Elmore and Hazel.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3:30 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Miller    presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 – 3:30 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Portland Fire Dept.


Carrie Kelley



02/16/1970-07/17/2014

Carrie L. Kelley age 44, 3432 West Division Road Portland passed away Thursday morning in the Jay County Hospital.  She was born February 16, 1970 in Portland the daughter of Keith and Virginia (Braun) Kelley.  She was a Registered Nurse at the Jay County Hospital and also had worked at Ball Memorial Hospital.  She was a 1988 Jay County High School graduate, 1998 I.U. East in Richmond graduate and was involved in Harness Racing.


Surviving are her parents Keith and Virginia Kelley of Portland, one sister Shari Jacobs (husband Brandon) of Dunkirk and one nephew.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday August 2nd at 11:00 A.M. in the Jay County Fairgrounds at the east end horse barns. The family will meet with friends after the service till 2:00 P.M.  Guests should bring their own seating.

Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or Jayland Trotting Association.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Homw are in charge of arrangements.


Jean R. Faught



08/06/1931-07/20/2014

Jean R. Faught age 82, 1015 West High Street Portland passed away Sunday in Albany Heathcare and Rehabilitation.  She was born in Portland August 6, 1931 the daughter of Earl and Roma (Arnold) Money.  She was married June 24, 1950 to James Faught who passed away April 27, 2001.  She was a homemaker and member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  She was a 1949 Portland High School graduate.

Surviving are one son Robert Faught (wife Karen) of Portland,  two daughters Carol Moeller of Portland and Lisa Gage (husband Brad) of Bryant, daughter in law Cheryl Faught of Portland, Twelve grandchildren,  Twenty four great grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son Jeff Faught and great grandson Benjamin Moeller.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Hugh Kelly presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Bryant.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.  Memorials can be made to Fellowship Baptist Church or State of the Heart Hospice.


Gerald R. Kunce



04/05/1936-07/18/2014

 

Gerald R. Kunce age 78, 318 South 200 West Portland passed away Friday evening in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  He was born in Portland April 5, 1936 the son of Lester and Dollie (Gillett) Kunce.  He was married September 22, 1962 to Harriet L. Yoder who survives.  He served with the U. S. Army.  He retired from Teledyne Portland Forge after thirty six years as a hammer operator.  He was a member of the Portland Elks Lodge.

Surviving are his wife Harriet, two sons Jeff Kunce of Anderson and Greg Kunce of Portland, Five grandchildren and one great grandchild.  He was preceded in death by a son Curt.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Dilley presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor


Carrie Kelly



02/16/1970-07/17/2014

Carrie L. Kelley age 44, 3432 West Division Road Portland passed away Thursday morning in the Jay County Hospital.  She was born February 16, 1970 in Portland the daughter of Keith and Virginia (Braun) Kelley.  She was a Registered Nurse at the Jay County Hospital and also had worked at Ball Memorial Hospital.  She was a 1988 Jay County High School graduate, 1998 I.U. East in Richmond graduate and was involved in Harness Racing.

Surviving are her parents Keith and Virginia Kelley of Portland, one sister Shari Jacobs (husband Brandon) of Dunkirk and one nephew.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society or Jayland Trotting Association.


John C. Barrett




06/11/1927-07/16/2014
 
John C. Barrett age 87, 903 East Arch Street Portland passed away Wednesday in the Jay County Hospital.  He was born in Jay County June 11, 1927 the son of Ruth Jellison Barrett and Cecil Barrett.  He was married March 27, 1948 to Janet Browne who survives.  He was retired Deputy State Fire Marshal, Portland Fire Chief for four years and a volunteer fireman for thirty five years.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Jay Lodge #87 F&AM where he was past master, Shrine, Scottish Rite and Portland Elks Lodge.
 
Surviving are his wife Janet, three daughters Beth Barrett of Orlando, FL., Mrs. Eugene (Nancy) Fields of Richmond and Mrs. Jeff (Bonnie) Badders of Portland, Three grandchildren and Five great grandchildren
 
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11:00 A.M. in the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Stan Gockel presiding.  The family will receive guests Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Masonic services will be Friday at 7:00 P.M. by Jay Lodge #87 F&AM.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice, Jay County Hospital Foundation or John Jay Center.


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