Julianne

Johnson

June 13, 1932-Dec. 26, 2008

Julianne "Judy" R. Johnson, 76, formerly of Redkey, died Friday at Persimmon Ridge, Portland.

Born in Summittville to Omer and Lillian (Tutterow) Dickerson, she was a 1950 graduate of Summittville High School.

She was married to Charles B. Johnson, who survives.

Retiring from Indiana Glass Co. in Dunkirk after 30 years, she had worked at Molly's Bakery in Redkey and was a member of Local 501 GBBW.

Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Tony (Pamela S.) Navarro, Yorktown, Mrs. Rocky (Karen R.) Gibson, Portland, and Mrs. Terry (Lori A.) Carmen, Slidell, La.; two sons, Lonnie O. Johnson and Joe E. Johnson, both of Redkey; a brother, Nelson Dickerson, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services are Tuesday at 10 a.m. at MJS Mortuaries Redkey Chapel with Pastor Aaron Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Redkey.

Visitation is today from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer's Association in care of the mortuary.

John Slocum

June 22, 1930-Dec. 27, 2008

John William Slocum, 78, 1175 West 900 North, Ridgeville, died Saturday at his home following a long illness.

Born in Weiner, Ark. to June and Viola (Schnell) Slocum, he was preceded in death on May 12, 1998, by Virginia Bernice Nixon whom he married on March 29, 1954.

A veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1947 to 1950, he worked in Chicago for 18 years before moving to Ridgeville.

He started Slocum Plumbing and Heating in 1968 and retired from Union City Body Company in 1992, after 18 years of service.

Memberships include Ridgeville American Legion and Portland Eagles Club.

Survivors include two sons, William "Bill" Slocum and John Wesley Slocum, both of rural Ridgeville; two daughters, Mrs. Art (Joy) Baker, Dandridge, Tenn., and Vickie Johnson, Winchester.

Services are Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Portland Chapel of the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Lawndale Cemetery, east of Ridgeville.

Visitation is today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.williamsonspencer.com.

Patty Hayden

Jan. 22, 1938-Dec. 28, 2008

Patty J. Hayden, 70, 5778 South Como Road, Portland, died Sunday at her home after a brief illness.

Born in Muncie, to William and Pearl (Coates) Hickey, she attended Muncie Central High School.

She is survived by her husband Robert E. Hayden, whom she married on Sept. 12, 1954.

She was a self-employed home health care giver.

Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Phillip E. Hayden, Portland, and Donald Hayden, Cromwell; three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Georgia Sue) Brosher, Dunkirk, Mrs. Jesse (Pamela J.) Hiestand, Columbia City, and Connie Mock, Berne; a brother, Bob Hickey, Muncie; two sisters, Margaret Cox, Muncie, and Loretta Simos, rural Redkey; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services are Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Portland Chapel of the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home. Burial will be at Salamonia Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.williamsonspencer.com.

Leona McAfee

Feb. 9, 1915-Dec. 26, 2008

Leona Barger McAfee, 93, 429 S. Meridian St., Portland, died Friday at Persimmon Ridge in Portland.

Born in Detroit, Mich., to John Robert and Kate (Gable) Molzon, she was preceded in death in 1974 by her husband Floyd Barger, whom she married in 1935.

She had worked at Jay Garment in Portland and attended First Church of the Nazarene in Portland.

Survivors include four sons, Richard Barger, Hartford City, Clyde Barger, Berne, Dale Barger, Portland, and Ray Barger, Bluffton; two sisters, Esther Wheeler, North Kingsville, Ohio, and Ruth Pierce, Geneva, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Services are Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Dave McClellan officiating. Burial will be in Green Park Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to State of the Heart Hospice of First Church of the Nazarene.

John Warner

Aug. 1, 1943-Dec. 28, 2008

John W. Warner, 65, 3211 South 700 West, Dunkirk, died Sunday at his home.

Born in Cincinnati, to Wayne and Ena Faye (Farmer) Warner, he is survived by his wife Nancy D. Gillon, whom he married on June 25, 1967.

He was assistant professor of technology at Ball State University and a member of Fairview United Methodist Chruch.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Benjamin Warner, Hamilton, Ohio, and Matthew Warner, Indianapolis; three daughters, Mrs. Doug (Ramey) Rains, Redkey, Mrs. Ryan (Brook) Miller, Fishers, and Mrs. Rob (Hillary) Fields, Dunkirk; a brother, Ken Warner, Cincinnati; two sisters, Reba Rfeiffer, Hamilton, Ohio, and Connie Joy Wayne, Cincinnati; and eight grandchildren.

A celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to Construction Management Student Organization of Ball State University, Fairview United Methodist Church, Redkey, or Ball Memorial Hospice, in care of Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, 221 N. Meridian St., Portland, IN 47371.

Baird-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



Mark Pohl

Oct. 30, 1960-Dec. 27, 2008

Mark A. Pohl, 48, 1326 Fort Recovery-Minster Road, Fort Recovery, died of natural causes on Saturday at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater, Ohio.

Born in Coldwater to Carl and Mary Ann (Grieshop) Pohl, he was a 1979 graduate of Marion High School and a graduate of Purdue University.

He is survived by his wife Lucie (Kahlig) Pohl, whom he married on Jan. 3, 1987.

He was a sales representative with Midwest Veterinary Supply, Minneapolis, Minn., caretaker of Nature's Villa of Fort Recovery and Coldwater and co-owner of Creative Builders, Fort Recovery.

He attended Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Fort Recovery, where he was assistant CCD teacher and usher.

He was a charter member of the Purdue Ag Society.

Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Jacob, Adam, Josh and Austin Pohl, all at home; his parents, Carl and Mary Ann Pohl, Maria Stein, Ohio; five brothers, Dr. Ronald Pohl, Lima, Ohio, Dr. Douglas Pohl, Destin, Fla., Sydney Pohl, Cincinnati, Keith Pohl, Minster, Ohio, and Brian Pohl, Fort Collins, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Michael (Jean) Smith, Chapin, S.C., and Mrs. Dave (Dr. Sharon) Pohl, Springfield, Va.

Services are Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Fort Recovery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 2 to 8 and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home in Fort Recovery.

Memorials may be sent to his children's education fund.

Virginia Baldauf

Feb. 5, 1929-Dec. 27, 2008

Virginia A. Baldauf, 79, Berne, died Saturday at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.

Born in Portland to Earl and Minnie (Hanlin) Sager, she was preceded in death in 2003 by her husband Lloyd Baldauf, whom she married in 1948.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Portland.

Survivors include two sons, Dale L. Baldauf, Pittsford, N.Y., and Rex A. Baldauf, Portland; a daughter, Mrs. George (Peggy) Ross, Fitchburg, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Ardona) Frye, Rome City; and four grandchildren.

Services are Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Swiss Village Chapel in Berne with Pastors Mark Strietelmeier and Anita Rediger officiating. Burial will be in Salamonia Cemetery in Portland.

Visitation is Tuesday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at Swiss Village.

Memorials may be sent to Swiss Village of Adams County Diabetes Foundation.

Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.yager-kirchhofer.com.

Daniel Thornton

Feb. 28, 1952-Dec. 27, 2008

Daniel L. Thornton, 56, Berne, died Saturday at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.

Born in Decatur to Floyd and Vivian (Myers) Thornton, he was a 1970 graduate of South Adams High School in Berne.

Survivors include three daughters, Denise L. Thornton and Elizabeth K. Thornton, both of Berne, and Connie L. Thornton, Bloomington; two brothers, Roy Thornton, Berne, and Larry Thornton, Geneva; a sister, Mrs. Kent (Teresa) Vanlandingham, Berne; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services are Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Downy and Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva with Pastor Fred Woodward officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation is Tuesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to the family.

Condolences may be sent to www.glancyfuneralhomes.com.

Freida Yadon

Jan. 21, 1923-Dec. 27, 2008

Freida "Rene" Maurine Yadon, 85, Hartford City, died Saturday at Albany Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Albany. She was the sister of a Dunkirk man.

Born in Trenton to Fred and Rovina (Kave) Hornbaker, she graduated from Montpelier High School in 1940.

She was preceded in death on Nov. 23, 1997, by Harold "Wayne" Yadon, whom she married on Aug. 24, 1940.

She retired from Kerr Glass in Dunkirk in 1981, was a member of Glass Bottle Blowers Association and attended Morningside Baptist Church in Muncie.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Wayne Yadon, Upland, Richard L. Yadon, Hartford City, and John A. Yadon, Montpelier; two daughters, Mrs. Ronnie (Sondra J.) Ireland, Montpelier, and Mrs. Bill (Judith Ann) Stanley, Eaton; a brother, Fred Hornbaker, Dunkirk; a sister, Opal Martin, Oregon; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Keplinger Funeral Home in Hartford City. Burial will be Twin Hill Cemetery in Pennville.

Visitation is Friday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.keplingerfuneralhome.com.

Michael Rees

Oct. 25, 1942-Dec. 24, 2008

Michael D. Rees, 66, Greensboro, Ga., a former Portland resident, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens, Ga., following a brief illness.

He was born in Portland to Virgin M. and Gladys L. (Hughes) Rees. He married Judith A. Evans on Nov. 18, 1962. She survives.

He graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1960, and Ball State University in 1965.

Other survivors include two sons, Gary Rees, Mine Hill, N.J., and Alex Rees, Greensboro, Ga.; two brothers, Larry Rees, Muncie, and James Rees, Bolingbrook, Ill.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Gardens of Memory, Muncie. Burial will be at that cemetery.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home, Brookville, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.phillipsandmeyers.com.