Esther R. Bubp

Posted on Feb 27, 2013

Esther Ruthanna Bubp, 89, a former resident of Portland, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. She was born on August 12, 1923 in Adams County to Gilbert and Isadore (Winteregg) Hirschy. She was married on December 20, 1943 to Frederick R. Bubp.
She 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 her son, Gregory B. (Debbie) Bubp of Rockford, Illinois; two daughters, Madeline (Dave) Penrod of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; and Gwendolyn (James) Swanger of West Des Moines, Iowa; two brothers, Donald Hirschy of Decatur; and Dale Hirschy of Gilford, New Hampshire; sister, Dorthea Leimkoler of West Palm Beach, Florida; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband on August 9, 2005.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1 at the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Deb Bowsher and Pastor William Knight. Burial will be at the MRE Cemetery in Berne.
Memorials may be made to the choice of the donor.
Arrangements provided by Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland. Online condolences may be made at