Anna Belle Hoover Sudlow Jordan, 90, of Defiance, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.
Anna was born in Antwerp, Ohio, on May 12, 1922, the youngest of six children of the late Flora Jeannette (Mobley) and Samuel L. Hoover. She attended school in Antwerp and Jensen Beach, Fla. After the death of their mother, "Nettie," Anna and her sister, Eileen, were raised by their father, Sam; their oldest sister, Rosa (Hoover) Traylor; her husband, Andrew Traylor; along with their daughter, Mary (Traylor) Lichty. In spite of a young life filled with difficulties, Anna became a strong-willed, resourceful, hardworking, caring and loving mother and wife. Her family will miss her 90 plus years of humor, honesty, witticism and ever-ready advice, all of which she never hesitated to share.
On Sept. 1, 1939, at the age of 16, she married Glenn G. Sudlow, who died in 1944. On November 16, 1946, she married Garner E. "Jack" Jordan, who died in 2001. She was a member of the Antwerp VFW Auxiliary and the Royal Neighbors of America.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Linda (John) Brecht of Continental, Judy Copsey of Woodburn, Ind., William (Barbara) Jordan of Zolfo Springs, Fla., and Lori (Neal) Manon of Defiance; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her children, Shirley and Glenn M. Sudlow; granddaughter, Sara Manon; great-granddaughters, Alexis Coffin and Enedina Martinez; brother, Jasper, in childhood; and sisters, Rosa Traylor, Gertrude in infancy, Pearl Starry and Eileen in childhood.
Viewing is Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with VFW Auxiliary service at 11 a.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. Her service is at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 5. She will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.
Memorials are to Woodburn Christian Children's Home, the Antwerp VETS Memorial or Community Health Professionals.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com.