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Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Barbara James

Former Cincinnati and Lancaster resident, Barbara Jean Clover James, 81, of Fort Myers, Fla., died April 26, 2006, at Hope Hospice House, Fort Myers.
   She was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Charles Elgar and Leah Rose Helton Gustaveson. In 1968, she married Coldwater native Merlin R. James, who survives.
   Also surviving are two sons, James B. (Becki) Clover Jr., Riverside, Calif., and Chuck W. Clover, Petamula, Calif.; two daughters, Jeanne (Rodney) Johnson, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Betsy (Brian) Hall, Bradenton, Fla.; three step sons, Brad A. (Patty) James, Toledo, Bruce N. (Mary Beth) James, Celina, and Brian R. James, Wilmington; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   In 1983 she retired after 31 years of teaching at Lancaster City, Canal Winchester, and Sycamore Community Schools. Until 2000 she managed MiReCo Productions, a professional speaking company. She received her bachelor of science from Bowling Green State University and her masters in education from Miami University. She was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, PEO Sisterhood, Alpha Xi Delta and Whiskey Creek Country Club, Fort Myers, Fla.
   Services are May 20, at the church, the Revs. Stu Austin and Tom Church officiating. Burial is in Dayton National Veteran Affairs Cemetery, Dayton.
   Contributions can be made to American Cancer Society or Hope House Hospice, Fort Myers.
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Robert Jordan

Former Syracuse, Ind. resident Robert D. Jordan, 82, 11324 Bobwhite Lane, St. Marys, died at 10:30 p.m. April 30, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
   He was born March 30, 1924, in Celina, to Ralph and Sylvia Hays Jordan. On June 10, 1945, he married Betty Place, who survives.
   Also surviving are a son, Gregory (Joyce), Phoenix, Ariz.; Linda Jordan Ruane, St. Marys, and Marsha (Dave) Sandkuhl, Phoenix; and seven grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother, Vernon E. Jordan.
   He was retired from Minster Machine Company, where he was an electrical engineer and litigator. He founded the Industrial Control Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was a 1941 graduate of Ohio State University School of Electrical Engineering and did graduate study at University of Cincinnati.
   He was a member of the National Safety Council, Professional Engineer's Society, OSU Alumni Association and Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys. He also was a shortwave radio operator.
   Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Groff officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and after noon Thursday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the church.


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