Ruth E. Jordan

April 17, 1935 ‒ February 01, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Ruth E. Jordan, 82 of Delaware passed away Thursday morning, February 1, 2018 at the Arbors of Delaware.

She was born April 17, 1935 in Cardington, Ohio to the late Carl and Dorothy (Morris) Acker.

Ruth was past president of the AmVets Post #102 and past member of the Delaware Eagles #376. She was a former Girl Scout leader for 10 years and as an animal lover, she worked for the Humane Society for 29 years.

She enjoyed watching and cheering on her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bengals. Alongside her husband Gene, Ruth was able to travel to all 50 states with Connecticut being her favorite.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Daniel Lee Kise and William “Bill” Kise of Delaware; daughters, Dianna Stull of Delaware, Doreen (Tony) Woods of Prideville, Oregon and Darlene Smith of Delaware; 22 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Steve Acker of Ohio and Harry Acker of Louisiana; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband of 22 years Ulysses Kise, her second husband of 39 years Carroll “Gene” Jordan, 3 brothers Robert, Wendell, and Jack Acker and 3 sisters Peggy Bianchi, Phyllis McElwee and Barbara Ann Acker and her canine companions Comet and Muffy.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Jordan family.

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  • Ruth always had fun and I could always count on her to make me smile. What a precious gift. I will remember this and try to pass this gift to everyone I meet so that she will always be remembered.

    Love to all

  • Dear Family, and Friends
    Do to my medical restriction and unable to get the necessary medical equipment needed for traveling, I am unable to make the trip from Oregon to attend my mom’s funeral.
    I would like someone to read this message at the services for me.
    Mom, I love you and am very sorry I was unable to be there to say my last goodbye message to you. I want to thank you for everything you did for me. You taught me to believe in myself and helped me grow into the person I am today. You made sure, not just for me, but also for my brothers and sisters (Dianna, Darlene, Billy and Danny) that when something or someone knocks you down, you get right back up and continue to fight for life and happiness. For all the crazy things you did while I was growing up, taught me how to be a better wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and person. I am glad you no longer have to suffer and you are now at peace. I love you mom and will miss you always. Love Doreen P.S. to my brothers and sisters, I love you and miss you. Stay in touch!