Freda Baughman, 90, a resident of Portland, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Jay County Hospital in Portland. Born on July 1, 1926, in Jay County, the daughter of Thomas and Gladys (Hudson) Hart.
She graduated from Poling High School in 1944. Freda worked for NAAS Foods in Portland, CTS in Berne and Jay Garment in Portland. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Portland, a charter member of the Jay County Historical Society and a member of the Jay County Hospital Auxiliary. She married Jerry Baughman on September 1, 1946, and he passed away on July 5, 2015.
Survivors include three daughters, Pamela (Jim) Gillett of New Palestine, Margie DeVoss of Indianapolis, Claudia (Richard) Jones of Portland, Ind.; a nephew: Richard (Rosa) Baughman of Naples, Italy; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Pastor Sharon Taylor will officiate and burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, west of Bryant.
Memorials may be directed towards the Jay County Historical Society.
Online condolences may be sent to williamson spencer.com.