Barbara Jordan


Barbara Mae Fletcher Jordan

March 24, 1926 - January 8, 2019


Barbara Mae (Fletcher) Jordan, 92, of Burbank, went home to be with the Lord and with her beloved husband and loved ones on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at the Avenue in Wooster.

She was born on March 24, 1926 in Grosse Pointe, MI to the late Frank E. and Eleanor Gail (Barr) Fletcher and was raise by her mother and step-father, Arthur E. Elliott.  Being an only child, Barbara’s dream of having a large family became reality when she married Muriel W. Jordan on Oct. 5, 1946 who had six brothers.  Together she and Muriel were blessed with seven children and shared 58 years together until his death on Sept. 6, 2004.  Barbara worked at the PCA in Rittman as a secretary for many years having later transferred to Tenneco, Inc. in Houston where she retired in 1985.  Over the years she had been active in the Order of Easter Star, served as Secretary of Rittman Community Fund Committee for 8 years and served as the Church Secretary at Calvary Baptist Church in Rittman for many years.  Barbara currently attended Canaan Free Will Baptist Church. 

Barbara had been the High School Valedictorian and was an avid reader who was known to read a book a day and had read through the Bible several times.  She loved communicating with friends and family by writing letters until she was introduced to Facebook.  She never forgot a birthday and was always sending cards to her children, in-laws, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends and would buy 30 to  40 cards at a time often three months in advance. Having five sons who all played basketball, she loved sports and was always their biggest fan.  When the kids were out of school she would sit for hours and watch golf, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Browns, Indians and Cavs.  She loved holidays because that meant family would come from out of town and there would always be a big family gathering.  She is remembered as being a devoted Christian who never had a negative thing to say about anyone and who would always say “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  She has now been reunited with loved ones in heaven but will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her children, Don (Deborah) Jordan of Hockley, TX, Nancy (Richard) Ediger of Huntsville, TX, Diane (Clyde”Buzzy”) Minks of Burbank, Dave (Becky) Jordan of Kingwood, TX, Gary (the late Phyllis) Jordan and Kevin (Jo) Jordan both of Rittman and Keith (Linda) Jordan of Kansas City, MO; her grandchildren, Mark, Luke and Beth Garcia, Kim (Robert) Andis, Kellie (Brent) Babb, Cameron (Kendra) Ediger, Chayson (Alyssa) Ediger, Scott (Kris) Minks, Michelle (the late Joe) Starling, Mike (Jen) Minks, Terry (Melissa) Minks, Tonia (Steve) Arnold, Matt (Tracy) Smith, Keisha Jordan, Brian Jordan, Erik Jordan, the late Shannon Jordan, and Brody, Becca, Shelby and Riley Jordan.  Also surviving are 22 great-grandchildren a great-great-granddaughter and a soon to arrive great-great-grandson.

Services will be Friday, Jan. 18that 12:00 noon at Canaan Free Will Baptist Church, 12723 Cleveland Rd., Creston with Pastor Mike Gladson officiating.  Burial will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until services at 12:00.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to Canaan Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 167, Creston, OH 44217.

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left.

Name: Russ and Vicki Ortman

May you RIP Mrs. Jordan I will miss you on Facebook you were such a lovely woman and I know that you're family are going to miss you to and to your family we are so very sorry for your loss she was kind and thoughtful. 


Name: Michael Sammons

Prayers & love for the Jordan Family. Lots of good memories of being their neighbor & friend on Medina Street. Barb was a wonderful lady that will be missed by many. God bless the family.


Name: Judy McCollum Reynolds

Dear Family
We in Arkansas loved Barbara very much, she always kept in touch with all of us over the years. We have very fond memories of all the reunions and vacations that were held in Arkansas. She will be missed but she lived a long and full life. May God Bless!
Peace and Love


Name: Shirley and Bill Manning

Keisha and Family: Bill and I send our prayers during this time of the loss of Grandmother Jordan. I know you will miss her so much! Be careful when you get started back for Texas. Enjoy your moment with the snow, but don't bring it back!

Love and Prayers, 
The Mannings



Name: Norma and Ken Spence

To The Family and Friends of Barbara
You have Our Deepest Sympathy
We used to Live In Rittman Our Prayers and Thoughts go all out to You
God Bless All of You
Ken and Norma Spence


Name: Kathy Bratcher Bowling

To all of the Jordan family
I am so sorry for your loss!
Prayers & Hugs
Love Kathy

Name: Mary Hessidence

 Don & Jordon Family

My Deepest Sympathy


Name: Angie Roberts

I had the pleasure of caring for Barb for only a short period of time but she quickly became one of my favorites! Always so happy and never a negative word about anyone or anything. My nights are not the same as I wait for that call light to come on to use the restroom or fix that stupid CPAP machine. She will be missed but may you all find comfort in knowing that she is right where she wants to be.





My heart goes out to the entire family, but I am happy for Barb in that she is now with her beloved Muriel.

She was a wonderful lady and one of the best Christian ladies I have known.

GOD Bless you all. 


Name: Paulette Copley Carbaugh

 I have wonderful memories of Barb at work and church. She was such a loving person. I never heard her say a negative comment about anything or anyone. Rest In Peace, Barb. Prayers for the Jordan family. God bless you. 


Name: Phil & Linda Grier

We would like to express our sincere sympathy for your loss of such a wonderful person, who not only told of her love for family & our Lord but lived it entirely , Our hearts are extended out to each of you.       Prayers , Phil & Linda Grier 


Name: Connie Sharpton

What a special lady! What special memories we have of you, Barb.  You will be missed for sure.  What a glorious reunion in Heaven though, for you!

Chuck & Connie Sharpton







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