Emily P. Gordon

March 06, 1925 ‒ November 05, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Emily P. Gordon, age 90, of Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. She was born on March 6, 1925 in Arnold, Pennsylvania the daughter of Robert and Ida (Morgan) Laughlin. Emily was a graduate of Arnold High School and on the evening of her graduation, May 22, 1944 she married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Jack O. Gordon. Jack had come home on military pass to take his bride with him as he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Jack preceded her in death on March 4, 2014.

Emily was a long time member of Gay Street United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was active in the Glora Wysner Circle of the United Methodist Women. She was a 50 plus year member and past Worthy Matron of Knox Chapter #236 Order of Eastern Star. She also sang in the Chapter’s Chorus and served as District Deputy.

Emily was a member and past secretary of the Abraham Lincoln Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Lincoln, Illinois. She was employed for several years at the Citizens Building Loan and Savings in Mount Vernon.

She is survived by her son, Kevin (Judy) Gordon of Atlanta, Georgia, a daughter, Deborah Massa of Mount Vernon, two step grandchildren, Eric (Vicky) Massa of Mount Vernon and Debra Conn of Mount Vernon and four step great grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jack O. Gordon, a son-in-law, Roger “Bud” Massa, three sisters and two brothers.

Friends may call on Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio where an Eastern Star service will begin at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Rev. John Capper will be officiating. Entombment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Emily’s name may be made to the Gay Street United Methodist Church or Knox Chapter #236 Order of Eastern Star.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Emily P. Gordon.

  • Ms Massa,
    Thoughts on the passing of your mom. Emily and I sang in the Gay St. UMC choir and can remember her well in elegant dress in the madeigal dinners. I am here in Florida so can not make it. Hugs Perry C. Brokaw

  • Kevin, Debbie and family

    I have fond memories of singing along side your Mother in the Chancel Choir at Gay Street UMC for many years. She was a delight to know. Your parents always had smiles and were such a devoted couple. She will be missed. My condolences to you at this time.

    Carol A. Navin

  • A. Emily was one beautiful women, She was my Mom’s baby sister. My Mom was her Maid of honer when she and Uncle Jack sneaked off and got married right after she graduated from high school. We loved it when she and U. Jack would stop by and visit from one of there visit from over seas and they would go out and land at Dover A.F Base She will be missed.

  • Dear Kevin,

    I just received Marlene’s e-mail telling me of Aunt Emily’s death. Thank you so much for letting Marlene know. I will forward that e-mail on to Linda Leech Moll. Growing up in Texas I was not around dad and mother’s family but I always knew them by names, pictures and family stories. As an adult, your mom and I became genealogy friends and I was more than happy to share my James Critchlow research with her so she could apply and accepted into the DAR. As a thank you gift to me, I was then able to join under her.

    Take care,

  • My dear friend Debby…. All of my love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish all of the precious memories you have. I certainly have wonderful memories of both of your parents.

  • My dear long-time friend. My sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother. I can tell you though, having lost mine three years ago, she will always live in your heart. Cherish the memories…..

  • Dear Debbie and family , I am sending deepest sympathy for your loss. I wish you peace and love during this difficult time. Your friends in the community are here for you. Emily must be proud of the fine legacy and the family she leaves behind.
    Sincere condolences.