Ruth M. Monroe Jordan, 95, of Cortland, NY, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018, at Upstate University Medical Center, Syracuse, NY, while surrounded by her family.
Born in Pitcher, NY, on June 4, 1923, Mrs. Jordan was one of ten children born to the late Frank and Lottie Smith Harris. A lifetime resident of this area, she was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland and a former member of the McGraw United Methodist Church. She retired from Smith-Corona in 1984 after 20 plus years of service. She was a member of the Four Score Club and RSVP and was an honorary life member of the Solon Sportsman Club. In her spare time, she volunteered for several years at CRMC, the American Red Cross, and the Meals on Wheels Program. A loving mother and grandmother, she will be dearly missed by her family.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Sherry) Monroe, Sr. of Zephryhills, FL, Roger Monroe of Syracuse, Frederick Monroe of Solon, and John “Jack” M. (Susan) Monroe of Solon. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, June Harris, of Solon; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Lynn Michael Monroe, in 1952; her husbands, John W. Monroe in 1979 and Gerald “Jake” Jordan in 1990; and a daughter-in-law, Debbie Monroe, in 2017.
The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with her pastor, Reverend David Johnson, officiating. Burial will be in McGraw Cemetery at a later date. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Jordan may be directed to the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland, 25 Church Street, Cortland, NY 13045 or the McGraw United Methodist Church, 20 E. Main Street, McGraw, NY 13101.