May 14, 2024 at 10:08 p.m.

Bernadine Wolford

May 30, 1928-May 12, 2024


Bernadine Eileen Wolford, age 95, a former resident of Portland, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at Life Journey Hospice in Avon, Indiana. She was a current resident of Brownsburg, Indiana.

Bernadine was born on May 30, 1928, in Elwood, Indiana, the daughter of Darrell and Golda (Simpson) Maitlen. She married Max Wolford on Nov. 29, 1954, and he passed away on May 21, 2002.

Bernadine worked for many years in the Jay County Clerk’s Office and the Assessor’s Office, where she retired from in 2006. She attended West Walnut Church of Christ when she lived in Portland and has most recently been attending Connection Pointe Christian Church in Brownsburg.

Survivors include:

Daughter — Beth Ann Byrum, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Daughter-in-law — Loreen Wolford, Brownsburg, Indiana

Grandchildren — Haley Wolford, Mallory Schoonveld (husband: Noah) and James Byrum IV

Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Wolford; her son, Todd Wolford; a son-in-law, James (Jimmy) Byrum III; and a brother, Darrell Maitlen.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Green Park Cemetery in Portland.

Memorials may be directed to West Walnut Church of Christ in Portland.

Condolences may be expressed at williamsonspencer.com. 

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