Melvin Morgan



08/30/1934-06/21/2014

 

Melvin Morgan age 79, 9575 West State Road 26 Dunkirk, Indiana passed away early Saturday morning at his residence.  He was born in Pennville August 30, 1934 the son of Dennis and Flora (Shawver) Morgan.  He was retired from the Jay County Highway Dept. and was a farmer.  He was a 1953 Pennville High School graduate.

Surviving are two sons Randy Morgan (wife Patty) of Pennville, Chris Morgan of Pennville, two daughters Deb Morgan of Pennville and Shana Morgan of Pennville, two sisters Imogene Bentz of Portland and Pauline Reynard of Portland, two sister in laws Bettie Morgan of Portland and Liz Morgan of Hartford City, Three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Rogers presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice.


Daisy A. Romine



01/22/1908-06/21/2014

 

Daisy A. Romine age 106 former resident of West Main Street Portland passed away early Saturday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  She was born in Pennville January 22, 1908 the daughter of Charlie and Lulu (Jones) Abbott.  She was married to Bernard Romine and he died in 1980.  She had worked at Jay Garment for twenty five years then was owner of Click Tavern before selling it in 1970.  She had been a member of the Women of the Moose and American Legion Aux.

Surviving are one brother Russell Abbott of Springfield, Ill., one sister Fern Bechdolt of Pleasant Mill, Three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren and one great great great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her son Dick Bond

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Visitation will be Thursday from 12:00-2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Mickey Sager



01/03/1941-06/20/2014

 

Mickey Sager 229 West 300 North Portland passed away Friday afternoon in Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home in Dunkirk.  He was born January 3, 1941 in Connersville the son of Charles and Nellie (Arnold) Sager.  He was married November 23, 1962 to Charolett DeHoff who survives.  He was retired from Teledyne Portland Forge after forty five years and was an E.M.T. for six years.  He was a 1959 Portland High School graduate and taught First Aid classes.

Surviving are his wife Charolett, his mother Nellie Sager of Portland, Three sons Kevin Sager (wife Bobbi) of Decatur, Charles Sager (wife Kristen) of Redkey and Tony Sager (wife Michelle) of Portland, one sister Linda Freyburgher of Portland, Eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Earl Doll presiding.  Burial will follow in the Claycomb Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to Jay County Heart Fund, Riley Childrens Hospital or Hickory Grove Church.


Robert Stahl



07/6/1937-6/2/2014
Robert Stahl age 76, 137 Old Dawson Road Americus, Georgia passed away Monday in Americus.  He was born in Portland July 6, 1937 the son of Henry E. and Myrtle Margarete (Hines) Stahl.  He was married to Rachel Rines who survives.  He was a farmer and contractor for Lockheed.  He served with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Little Salamonia Church and attended Cornerstone Church in Americus.
Surviving are his wife Rachel, Two sons Dennis Stahl of Marietta, Georgia and Tim Shores (wife Kelli) of Poneto, IN., Three daughters Mrs. Kurt (Rebecca) Masek of Florence, Ky., Mrs. Brad (Maria) Trobridge of Americus, Georgia and Mrs. Gary (Rosalie) Steinle of Acworth, Georgia, Two sisters Sivilla Watson of Palm Harbor, Fl. and Dorothy Bechdolt of Omaha, NE.  Eight grandchildren April (Shores) McElhaney, Aaron Schwieterman, Alicia Schwieterman, Grant Stahl, Riley Stahl, Evan Stahl, Vanessa Bolch and Kendra Sanders.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Brown presiding.  Burial will follow in the Little Salamonia Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.and Saturday one hour prior to services.  Memorials can be made to Phoebe Sumter Hospice or Cornerstone Church both of Americus, Georgia.


Vickie Bradburn



07/11/1958-05/14/2014
 
Vickie J. Bradburn age 55, 4443 West 800 South Portland passed away Wednesday evening in the home of her daughter in Noblesville, Indiana.  She was born July 11, 1958 the daughter of Arthur and Grace (Gilbert) Fultz.  She was married October 6, 1984 to Wayne Bradburn who survives.  She worked or Northside Carryout in Portland and Key Palace Theatre in Redkey.  She was a member of the Portland Moose Lodge.
 
Surviving are her husband Wayne, one son Brad LeMaster of Portland, one daughter Torie Thompson of Noblesville, two brothers Rick Fultz of Portland and Larry Bulcher of Decatur, one sister Shirley McCoy of Portland, one granddaughter, three step grandchildren and one step great grandson.
 
Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 – 3:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  There will be no funeral services and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials can be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.


Robert H. Read



02/15/1928-05/05/2014
 
Robert H. Read age 86, 124 Pilgrim Drive Portland passed away Monday in Swiss Village in Berne.  He was born February 15, 1928 in Jacksonville, Illinois the son of Roy and Nona (Hart) Read.  He was married June 25, 1950 to Martha Smith who survives.  He was president of Portland Forge from 1976 to 1990 in Portland.  He served with the U.S. Navy.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Illinois College in 1952, his master’s degree in physics from Penn State in 1953 and his PhD in metallurgy from Penn State in 1955.  In 1981, he was recipient of the Illinois College Alumni Distinguished Service Award.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Cincinnatus League and member and past president of Portland Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.
 
Surviving are his wife Martha, one son James Read of Hilton, New York, two daughters Dr. Holly Read Maul of Libertyville, Illinois and Jennifer Read Murray of Scottsdale, Arizona, Three grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
 
Memorial services will be held Saturday May 10th at 11:00 A.M. in the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Stan Gockel presiding.  Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church.  Baird-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Duaine Petro



07/08/1923-04/27/2014
 
Duaine Petro age 90, 620 East North Street Portland passed away Sunday at his residence.  He was born in Muncie July 8, 1923 the son of Viron and Agnes (Wilhelm) Petro.  He was married June 2, 1945 to Betty A. Peden and she died December 17, 2012.  He served in the U.S. Army Air force during WWII in the European Theatre with the 209 Division.  He was retired from Union City Body Company in 1988 and was co-owner of the Home Laundry in Portland.  He was a Portland Elks member.
Surviving are one son Larry Petro (wife Karen) of Portland and one daughter Mrs. Tom (Suzie) Borton of Fort Wayne, Four grandsons, twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Private funeral services will be held in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice. 


Nellie V. Gierhart



12/6/1927-04/25/2014
Nellie V. Gierhart age 86, 812 East Race Street Portland passed away Friday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.  She was born in Lechter County, Kentucky December 6, 1927 the daughter of John and Margie (Burks) Brock.  She was married July 11, 1964 to Tommy Gierhart and he died October 15, 2004.  She was a homemaker. 
Surviving are three sons Noah Teeter (wife Tracy) of Portland, Jesse Hicks Teeter of Yuma, Arizona and Greg Gierhart of Florida, Four daughters Gail Craig of Portland, Mrs. Brad (Yonda) Romine of Portland, Mrs. Mike (Zondra) Hull of Grayson, Kentucky and Pam Jarvis of Columbus, Ohio, Three sisters Sarah Overmeyer of Portland, Joyce Ingram of Portland and Phyllis Bolin of Portland, Twenty seven grandchildren, Forty great grandchildren and Four great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four children.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Arnold presiding.  Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.  Memorial donations can be made to the family to help with expenses.


Wayne Baughman



12/5/1946-04/17/2014
 
Wayne Baughman age 67, 600 South Meridian Street Apt. 17 Portland passed away Thursday at his residence.  He was born December 5, 1946 the son of Glen and Laura F. (Jennings) Baughman.  He was married June 6, 1999 to Pam Smith Bazzle who survives.  He was retired from American Vending Inc.  He was a member of Bellfountain Eagles Lodge, a Boy Scout Leader, volunteer for the Food Pantry, avid Cleveland Browns Fan, Nascar Fan and loved trains and John Deere tractors.
 
Surviving are his wife Pam, step-son Theodore Davis III of Portland, step-daughter Sarah Barton of Winchester, Two brothers Warren Baughman of Belfountain, Ohio and Wendell Baughman of Urbana, Ohio, step-mother Jacqueline Baughman of Bellfountain, Ohio, step-sister Clara Green of DeGraft, Ohio, two step-brothers Mark Manahan of DeGraft, Ohio and Richard Manahan of DeGraft, Ohio, Six step-grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Spalding presiding.  Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the family to help with funeral expences.


Michelle R. Theurer



03/01/1970-04/12/2014
 
Michelle R. Theurer age 44, 7589 South 600 East Portland passed away Friday morning at Parkiew Hospital in Fort Wayne.  She was born in Portland March 1, 1970 the daughter of Jim and Penny (Money) Sanders.  She was married June 19, 1988 to Rich Theurer who survives.  She was an office manager for U.S. Aggregate and a dispatcher for the Jay County Sheriff’s Department.  She was a member of the Salamonia Volunteer Fire Department and Salamonia Volunteer Fire Department Aux.  She was also a member of Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Association and a 1988 Jay County High School graduate.
 
Surviving are her husband Rich, her parents Jim and Penny Sanders of Portland, one son Matthew Theurer of Portland, one daughter Ashley Theurer of Portland, one brother Aaron Sanders of Portland and one sister Lisa Holcomb of Portland, Four grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding.  Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Salamonia Volunteer Fire Department or to the family.


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