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Jay County Obituaries

September 20, 1928


Apoplexy Fatal To Mary (Nelson) Kraner at the Hospital

Mother of Portland Chief of Police Dies Following a Short Illness

             Mary Elizabeth Kraner, wife of  Noah Kraner, died Tuesday at midnight at the Jay County Hospital  where she was taken Friday afternoon, following a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered on Thursday. The deceased was a daughter of  William E. and  Sarah (Stranahan) Nelson, and was born in Wayne township July 30, 1868. Her entire life was spent in Portland and vicinity. She is survived by the husband Noah Kraner; four sons,  Jesse and  Edward Loper, and  Hascall and  Roy Lanning of this city. Two step-daughters,  Mrs. Goldie Williams and  Mrs. George Hildreth, of Muncie, and one step-son,  Robert Kraner of Oklahoma, also survive. There are ten living grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister survive, they being  William Nelson of Noble township;  Charles Nelson of Jefferson township, and  Mrs. Mike Hahn of Jefferson township. The body was removed to the Baird funeral home, where it was prepared for burial, and was removed to the family home on South Bridge street, this afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Portland U. B.  church, in charge of the pastor  Rev. J. H. Nall. Interment will be made in the Claycomb cemetery southwest of this city


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