Beatrice Jordan

Beatrice "Bea" Jordan (Elmerick)

Oct 8, 1917 - Nov 15, 2019
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Beatrice “Bea” Jordan (nee Elmerick), 102, passed away on Nov. 15, 2019. Born the second oldest of ten children in Suffield to the late Henry and Dora (Griggy) Elmerick, Bea was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Akron for over sixty years. She was a member of St. Monica’s Guild and the Legion of Mary. She was well known as a volunteer at the Village of St. Edward’s (Fairlawn) where she was also their longest resident. Bea was formerly a member of St. Joseph Parish in Randolph.

Bea was preceded in death by her son, Paul Joseph Jordan and by her husband of 57 years, Ralph John Jordan. Bea was also preceded in death by grandson, Kevin Karson; great-grandson, Drew Karson; sister, Lucille Schaefer and brother-in-law Leon Schaefer; brothers and their spouses, Robert and Marie Elmerick, John and Mary Elmerick, Francis Elmerick; infant brother, Richard; brothers-in-law, Leonard Pastor, William Horning, and Henry Taylor; and friend Vincent Baker. Her survivors include daughters Janet Karson, Mary Kay (Roger) Huth, and Rosann (Roy) Daley; sisters, Dolores Pastor, Ruth Horning, and Agnes Taylor; brother, Sylvan Elmerick, sister-in-law Linda Elmerick; grandchildren Rick, Kris, Mike, Kim, Dan, Teresa, Craig, Michelle, and Brian; 17 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home (811 Grant St.). Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church (750 S. Main St., Akron) followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family thanks the staff at the Village of St. Edward's and the Cleveland Clinic Hospice Care Team for their compassionate care of “Miss Bea”.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Mary’s Church, to the Village of St. Edwards Benevolent Care Fund (Fairlawn), or St. Joseph’s Church in Randolph.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home
    811 Grant Street
    AKRON, OH 44311
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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    750 S. Main Street
    AKRON, OH 44311
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  • Interment

    Holy Cross Cemetery
    100 E. Waterloo Road
    Akron, OH 44319
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Richard Smith

Posted at 06:32am
So sorry for your loss. Sincerely,
Richard (chauffeured at St. Edwards)

Phyllis Bartlett Hilkert

Posted at 12:59pm
My mother, Mary Hoehn Bartlett, was a cousin to Ralph. I have fond memories as a child of family reunions in the summer at Bea and Ralph's home in Randolph, with their big back yard. Bea was a such a welcoming and gracious host to all of us. Even then, I was impressed by her willingness to have such a large group at her home, with all the kids running around. Be at peace, Bea!

Monica (Wise) Holzapfel

Posted at 01:19pm
I will never forget the kindness Aunt Bea showed to my sisters and I in the years following our mom’s death. I have very fond memories of Aunt Bea taking me to get my hair cut, going back to her house for our favorite meal of hers (burger bundles), teasing her for being shorter than me, playing Memory, and then spending the night.

Rosann Daley Posted at 08:54pm

Monica, thank you for sharing your loving memories. You're Mom, Marianne was much loved by our family, and the best way to honor her was to care for you. I'm so glad you got to experience the love that WE always knew! Love, Rosann

Anne-Todd Eisner

Posted at 09:29pm
Dear Rosann and family, Mark and I send our love and prayers for your family's comfort. What a dear lady who lived such a full life. Blessings to each of you. With love, Mark and Anne-Todd Eisner

Rosann Daley Posted at 08:51pm

Thank you dear friend. Your words of comfort and kindness have meant so much to me. Just knowing you and Mark are there for support is a wonderful feeling! Love, Rosann

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