Mabeline L. Barcus

September 1, 1938 ~ May 17, 2021 (age 82)


Mabeline L. Barcus, age 82, a resident of rural Portland, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021 at her son’s home in rural Portland.  She was a former resident of Pennville. 

            Mabeline was born on September 1, 1938, in Poneto, Indiana, the daughter of Gerald and Olive (Onweller) Bower.  She graduated from Poling High School in 1956 and married Ken Barcus on September 27, 1957. 

            Mabeline was a member of Union Chapel church where she served as pianist for many years, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader and Choir Director.  She retired from USDA Farm Service Agency in Portland in 1999 after 26 ½ years of service. 

            Survivors include:

            Her husband of 63 years:  Ken Barcus – rural Portland, Indiana

            1 daughter:  Tina O’Dell (husband Ron) – Pennville, Indiana

            2 sons:  Steve Barcus (wife Brenda) – rural Portland, Indiana

                          Kevin Barcus (wife Wanda) – rural Redkey, Indiana

            1 sister:  Marge Barger – Bluffton, Indiana

            7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren

            Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. 

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Union Chapel Church, 6200 N. 375 W., Bryant, Indiana 47326.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held in I.O.O.F. Twin Hill Cemetery in Pennville, Indiana. 

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed towards Union Chapel Church. Online donations to the church may be given at  

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May 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Funeral Service
May 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Union Chapel Church
6238 N. 375 W.
Bryant, IN

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