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John Elwood, Sr.

May 14, 1926 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 90)

John D. Elwood Sr. age 90, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at his home in Portland.  He was employed with Meadow Gold Dairy for 35 years and delivered in the Jay County area. He then worked for Vernon Schmidt Garage in Portland and enjoyed growing orchids in his retirement.   He attended the Fellowship Baptist Church in Portland and was a member of the Ft. Wayne Orchid Society and a longtime member of the Portland Lions Club.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

     John Elwood was born May 14, 1926 in Cato, New York the son of Homer and Edith (Mann) Elwood.  He was married in 1944 to Mabel Taflinger and she passed away in 2000.

Survivors Include:

3 Sons- John Elwood Jr. (wife-Connie) - Highland, Michigan

              James "Jim Bob" Elwood (wife-Marcia), Louisville, Tennessee

             Anthony Elwood (wife- Corinna), Portland, Indiana

2 Daughters- Dian Smith (husband-Donald), Brookville, Ohio

                   Cheryl Dixon (husband-Fred), Portland, Indiana

20 Grandchildren, 47 Great Grandchildren, 23 Great Great Grandchildren

     He was preceded in death by a son, William Elwood. 

     Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12-2 pm at Fellowship Baptist Church in Portland.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the church with Pastor Hugh Kelly officiating.  

      Memorials may be directed towards the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, 2000 W. University Ave., Muncie, Indiana 47306. 


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
May 13, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fellowship Baptist Church
286 S. 200 W.
Portland, IN 47371

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 13, 2017

2:00 PM
Fellowship Baptist Church
286 S. 200 W.
Portland, IN 47371


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