Elizabeth A. “Betty” Jordan

December 20, 1914 ‒ August 16, 2010

formerly of Fredericktown, Ohio

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Jordan, age 95, formerly of State Route 314, Fredericktown, died Monday morning, August 16, 2010 at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland.

She was born in Kanawah County, West Virginia on December 20, 1914, the daughter of the late Guthrie and Grace (Skinner) Jarrett.

Betty and Dennis “Vernon” Jordan were married on December 25, 1931. As a prerequisite to her father’s consent, Betty remained in Malden High School until graduation. They were married for 67 years before his passing on August 24, 1999.

Betty has resided here since 1939, moving from Putnam County, West Virginia.

She helped operate the family farm and was a 60 plus year member of the Williamsport Grange, where she was their longtime secretary and as one current member put it, “a very good officer”.

Betty enjoyed being a homemaker, sewing, gardening, and preserving food for her family. She received many compliments for her beautiful penmanship and loved crossword puzzles and painted many paint by numbers pictures.

She was a regular poll worker for the Morrow County Board of Elections.

Betty will be remembered for her joking and teasing nature and how she maintained her wit and humor regardless of life’s various trials and tribulations.

She is survived by three sons Glenn (Helen) Jordan of Mansfield, Ohio, Jerry (Nancy) Jordan of Fredericktown, Ohio, and Ralph (Pat) Jordan of Powell, Ohio; three daughters Betty Dill of Mansfield, Ohio, Wanda (Larry) Cutlip of Jeromesville, Ohio, and Ruth Ann Jackson of Newark, Delaware; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her grandson, Ronald Dill; her brother Raymond R. Jarrett; and her sister Kathryn M. Turner.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead with Chaplain Alden J. Thibeau officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Williamsport Grange.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Betty’s family you may do so by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .

  • I am Raymond Jarrett’s grandson. I will greatly miss you Aunt Betty. My life was greatly enriched by coming to your house throughout the years. My heart is saddened today to learn of your passing. Please let the family know that my thoughts and prayers are with them. We love you Betty.