Starling Josephine Jordan, 100, of Kenton, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Kenton.
She was born June 12, 1918, in Liberty Township, Union County, to the late Lonnie and Celia McElroy Gray.
On March 9, 1941, she married Arthur Irvin Jordan in York Center and he preceded her in death May 9, 1992.
Surviving are four children, Larry (Paulette) Jordan of Ridgeway, Elaine (Lonnie) Harvey of Rushsylvania, Tom Jordan of Kenton and Bill (Nancy) Jordan of North Carolina;14 grandchildren, Christine Jeffers, John Jordan, Susan Pavel, Carol Burrey, Rob Harvey, Wendy Levan, Julie Miller, Shawn Jordan, Todd Jordan, Joshua Jordan, Jinell Jordan, Jenna Coffman, Sarah Holcomb and Travis Huber; 31 great-granchildren; six great-great-granchildren; a brother in law, Mark Lay of Mt. Victory; a sister-in-law, Mary Jordan McCurdy of Marion; and many nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Evelyn Lay; two infant brothers, Dana and Lowell Gray and two infant great-grandchildren.
Starling graduated from Washington Local Schools in Byhalia in 1936 and then obtained a degree in elementary education from Ohio Northern University in 1938. She taught in the Byhalia, Ridgeway and West Mansfield Schools and she also substituted for many years.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bellefontaine.
She enjoyed family get-togethers, birthdays, Christmas with family and eating at McDonald’s with her many friends.
Starling enjoyed her flowers and always had red roses, flower gardens and house plants. She loved to read and having her children and grandchildren visit. Christmas morning at her house with all the family was a special time.
She shared special times with nieces, Lisa Jo Lay and Ruth Ann Rudowski and special friends, Connie Houchin, Barb Shumaker and Mildred Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hardin Hills Activity Fund and any charity of choice.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Mt.Victory with Pastor Jeffrey Willetts officiating.
Calling is two hours prior to the service.
Private family burial follows at Byhalia Cemetery.
Express condolences at pricefh.net.