Mary Elaine Brotherton, age 75, of rural Portland passed away peacefully surrounded by family and her companion Larry on Saturday February 3, 2024 in IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
Mary was born in Portland on April 13, 1948 the daughter of Paul Raymond and Eva Ellen (Hathaway) Martin. She worked as a cook at the American Legion for twenty one years and also cooked at Laramie Lunch. She was a 1966 Madison High School graduate, member of Portland Eagles Lodge, American Legion Aux. and Celina Moose Lodge. Mary loved to dance, play ping pong, pickle ball, cards, soft ball and bowling. She cherished spending time with her family and friends.
Surviving are two sons Todd Butcher (wife Renae) of Greenwood, S.C. and Eric Butcher (wife Leah) of Portland, one daughter Angela Ingram (husband Danny) of Portland, step-children Jennifer Habegger (husband Paul) of Geneva, Ed Brotherton of Los Angeles and Andy Brotherton (wife Lisa) of Berne, companion Larry Myers of Portland, brother Dave Martin (wife Linda) of Portland, sister Eva Lou Enyart of Portland, sister in law Helen Martin of Portland and former husband Wayne Brotherton of Portland, Ten grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Thursday February 8, 2024 at 7:00 PM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Myers presiding. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society.
Online condolences at www.bairdfreeman.com