Esther Ruthanna Bubp



08/12/1923-02/24/2013
 
Esther Ruthanna Bubp age 89, former resident of 1107 South Bridge Street Portland passed away Sunday evening in Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.  She was born in Adams County August 12, 1923 the daughter of Gilbert and Isadore (Winteregg) Hirschy.  She was married December 20, 1943 to Frederick R. Bubp and he died August 9, 2005.  She had worked for CTS in Berne retiring in 1985.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Muncie Quilt Guild, Indiana State Quilt Guild and Gamma Nu Sorority.
 
She is survived by one son Gregory B. Bubp (wife Debbie) of Rockford, Il., Two daughters Mrs. Dave (Madeline) Penrod of Fort Gibson, Ok. and Mrs. James (Gwendolyn) Swanger of West Demoine, Ia., Two brothers Donald Hirschy of Decatur and Dale Hirschey of Gilford, N.H , One sister Dorthea Leimkoler of West Palm Beach, Fl.  Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland with Pastors Deb Bowsher and William Knight presiding.  Burial will follow in the M.R.E. Cemetery in Berne.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Kim A. Liggett



04/03/1957-02/22/2013
 
Kim A. Liggett age 55, 1006 Blaine Pike Portland passed away Friday afternoon in the Jay County Hospital.  He was born in Portland April 3, 1957 the son of Ralph and Ruby (Warnock) Liggett.  He worked at Liggett T.V. and Appliance in Portland.  He was a 1975 Portland High School graduate and graduate of Indiana University School of Art.
Surviving are his father Ralph Liggett of Portland, One brother Kirk Liggett of Portland and one niece.
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Nichols presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.


Reba Lewis



05/03/1920-02/16/2013
 
Reba Lewis age 92, 1531 Marion Miller Street Pahrump, NV. And former Jay County Madison Twp. Resident passed away Friday at her home.  She was born in Portland May 3, 1920 the daughter of Herman and Iva (Flauding) White.  She spent her early years in Kentucky with her mother and Step-father Dewey Blythe.  She always had fond memories of those early years in Kentucky.   She was married November 4, 1939 to Reed Lewis who died June 15, 2000.  She was a homemaker and had worked at Jay Garment. She was a 1938 Portland High School graduate, 4-H Leader and member of Pleasant Hill Church of Christ.
 
Surviving are one son David Lewis (wife-Charlene) of Carmel and two daughters Mrs. J.C. (Susie) Sells of Pahrump, NV. and Deanna Unger of Centerville, Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a grandson Mike Steed.
 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Bryan presiding.  Burial will follow in the New Lisbon Cemetery in Randolph County.  Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 – 2:00 P.M. in the funeral home.  Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.


Betty Gene Sullivan



07/21/1924-02/09/2013
 
Betty Gene Sullivan age 88, former 2840 East S.R. 67 Bryant resident passed away Saturday in Chalet Village in Berne.  She was born in Jay County July 21, 1924 the daughter of Anthony and Vada (Bone) Leeper.  She was married in 1948 to Richard Sullivan and he passed away May 7, 2010.  She had worked at Jay Garment and was a beautician.   She had been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Geneva and the Eastern Star.
Private services will be held through Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor


David Myers Sr.



11/13/1929-02/12/2013
 
David L. Myers Sr. age 83, 959 South Shank Street Portland passed away Tuesday at his residence.  He was born in Portland November 13, 1929 the son of Rudy Adam and Esther Louise (Smith) Myers.  He was married November 21, 1953 to Aletta M. Hutzler and she passed January 10, 2004.  He was retired from Indiana Glass in Dunkirk.  He served with the U.S. Army in Germany and was a Portland High School graduate.
Surviving are five sons David Myers Jr. (wife Robin) of Bryant, Michael “Mick” Myers (wife Suzanne) of Chicago, Richard Myers of Nappanee, Jeff Myers (wife Wendy) of Goshen and James Myers of Nappanee, One sister Wanda Hollowell of Winchester, Sixteen grandchildren and Fourteen great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Van Cise presiding.  Burial will be in the Center Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 – 1:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor


Jack L. White



02/07/1939-02/10/2013
 
Jack L. White age 74, 6137 East 300 North Portland passed away Sunday evening in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He was born in Dunkirk February 7, 1939 the son of Paul F. and Margaret E. (Myers) White.  He was married December 13, 1958 to Patricia Shawver who survives.  He was an agent for Independent Order of Forresters and also worked for Anchor Hocking Glass for twenty years.  He farmed and enjoyed golfing, was a member of Portland Eagles Lodge, V.F.W. in Fort Recovery and Sons of American Legion.
 
Surviving are his wife Patricia, Two sons Matthew White of Portland and Michael White of Bryant, One daughter Mrs. Ron (Sherry) Anderson of Albany, One brother Gary White of Portland, Two sisters Karen Johnson of Portland and Bonnie Baumgartner of Decatur, Three grandchildren  He was preceded in death by a son Tony.
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Darrell Borders presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Betty Gene Sullivan



07/21/1924-02/09/2013
 
Betty Gene Sullivan age 88, former 2840 East S.R. 67 Bryant resident passed away Saturday in Chalet Village in Berne.  She was born in Jay County July 21, 1924 the daughter of Anthony and Vada (Bone) Leeper.  She was married in 1948 to Richard Sullivan and he passed away May 7, 2010.  She had worked at Jay Garment and was a beautician.   She had been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Geneva and the Eastern Star.
 
Private services will be held through Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery west of Bryant.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor


William D. “Bill” Blowers



01/29/1935-02/08/2013
 
William D. “Bill” Blowers age 78, 305 East Walnut Street Portland passed away Friday evening at his residence.  He was born in Adams County January 29, 1935 the son of Derald “Red” and Edna (Alexander) Blowers. He was married January 28, 1995 to Linda Sue Theurer who passed away March 28, 2001. 
 
He had worked at Indiana Glass, Teledyne Portland Forge and Portland Country Club.  He was a member of Portland Moose Lodge, American Legion, Portland Rockets Baseball Team, South Adams Lancers Baseball Team and an avid golfer.
 
Surviving are two sons William L. Blowers of Elkhart and Steven D. Blowers (wife Sherry) of Bryant, One daughter Cheryl Dade of Phoenix, Az., Two step-sons Stacey Pyle of Portland and Charles Golder of Redkey, One step-daughter Dawn Golder of Geneva One grandson and one great granddaughter
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Darrel Borders presiding.  Burial will follow in the West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Youth Service Bureau.


Arlene R. Whitenack



05/19/1927-02/01/2013
 
Arlene R. Whitenack age 85, 2357 West 200 North Portland passed away Friday morning in the Jay County Hospital.  She was born in Portland May 19, 1927 the daughter of Charles L. and Mary Anna (Betz) Davidson.  She was married May 19, 1948 to Donald Whitenack who passed away November 26, 1964.
Surviving are three sons Donald Whitenack of Portland, Steve Whitenack of Portland and Greg Whitenack of Portland, one sister Mrs. Jake (Jeannie) Weaver of Portland, sister in law Margie Davidson of Portland, Seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Harris 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 Special Olympics.


Amy Beth Lott



05/25/1972-01/30/2013
 
Amy Beth Lott age 40, 240 East Watson Street Winchester passed away Wednesday at her residence.  She was born in Muncie May 25, 1972 the daughter of George L. and Madonna (Sanders) Phelps.  She was married October 27, 2007 to Dustin D. Lott who survives.  She was a Registered Nurse.  She was a 1990  Jay County High School graduate and Ivy Tech graduate.  She was a 10 year 4-H member.
 
Surviving are her husband Dustin, her parents George and Madonna Phelps of Portland, one son Braeden Phelps of Portland, two daughters Sydney and Saylah Lott both of Winchester and step-daughter Alyssa Lott of Redkey, Two sisters Mrs. Doug (Denise) Habegger of Portland and Mrs. Eric (Stacy) Carvey of Portland, several nieces and nephews
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Easton presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00 P.M.  Memorials can be directed to the family


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