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Mary L. Jordan

October 22, 1931 — December 28, 2022

Cincinnati, OH


Mary Lee (Poe) Jordan passed away on Wednesday December 28, 2022 at the age of 91. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1931, She was preceded in death by parents C. Wesley and Myrtle Rahn of Camp Dennison, son Aaron Sloan, brother Charles Rahn, dear companion Armin Drott of Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. Survived by son Marc Sloan (Maggie Ens) of Easton, PA and daughter Carrie (Rich) Hill of Cincinnati, nieces and nephew. Throughout her life she tirelessly supported her children in following their dreams and passions: whether in music, equestrian, travel or adventure. That support is sorely missed.

Graduate of Terrace Park High School, 1949. Attended Antioch College prior to marrying and starting a family. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati later. A lifelong interest in history and writing led to authoring “The History of Camp Dennison,” first published in 1956. She taught math at Bethany Episcopal School 1960-1961, then primary grades in the Cincinnati Public Schools, 1965-1980, followed by 3 years as bookkeeper at L. Levine & Co., Inc.

Mary had a lifelong love of all things musical, regularly attending opera and orchestra performances, both in Cincinnati and during extended stays in Germany. An avid outdoors person, she participated in many activities before a severe leg fracture in a car accident. With additional surgeries, persistence and hard work, she came back from the accident to continue pursuing her passion for horseback riding and foxhunting into her early 80’s, often in the company of her daughter, also a lifelong equestrian. That same sense of adventure led to travel for both pleasure and education, attending many Elderhostel trips and visiting museums and taking tours wherever she went. Over the years she was involved as president of the Cincinnati chapter of Zero Population Growth; member of League of Women Voters and AAUW; regent of the DAR.

Contributions may be made to The Sierra Club or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Graveside service to be held 11am, March 22, 2023, Plainview Cemetery, OH-131, just after OH-727, Goshen, OH 45122 followed by a Celebration of Life at The Schoolhouse Restaurant, 8031 Glendale Milford Rd, Camp Dennison, OH 45111

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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