Kenneth Ames, age 76, of Portland passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022, at IU Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

Kenneth was born in Portland on Sept. 18, 1945, the son of Homer and Opal (Ross) Ames. He was married on Sept. 8, 1963, to Barbara Ford who survives. He retired from Teledyne Portland Forge in 2006, attended Evangelical Methodist Church and was a 1963 Portland High School graduate.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years Barbara; one son, Chris Ames of Portland; and one daughter Jodi Wall (husband: Ryan) of Portland; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Arnold presiding. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. Burial will be in the Zoar Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Evangelical Methodist Church.

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