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.