Susan Ann Tarter Jordan

Secretary III

      Susan (Sue) Ann Tarter Jordan Susan (Sue) Ann Tarter Jordan, 61, died November 23 at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha after a three-year battle with cancer. She has been a resident of Central City for the last 4 years and lived in Cedar Falls for the 31 years before that. She is survived by her husband, Philip, daughters, Elizabeth Anne Jordan Etchells (Ross), West Des Moines, IA; Catherine Teresa Jordan McCarthy (Sean), St. Louis, MO; surrogate children: Jaqueline and Gleidson Gouveia, Iowa City, IA, Lindsay and Mark Doeden, Cedar Falls, IA; mother, Luralene Engeling Tarter, Vandalia, IL, David Tarter (Kim), Alhambra, IL, Mark Tarter (Lori), Sigel, IL, Jim Tarter (Sheila), Belleville, IL, Kathy Ehrat (Todd), Savoy, IL; Jeff Tarter (Melinda), St. Peter, MO; 26 nieces and nephews, and 15 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, William Rodell Tarter, grandparents, John and Ora Engeling and Gerald and Margaret Tarter, and her beloved dog, Maggie. Sue worked at the University of Northern Iowa for 17 years and especially enjoyed working with the students. She enjoyed counted cross-stitching, gardening, cooking, and travel in her leisure time. A Memorial Mass will be held at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church, 322 N. 7th Street, Vandalia, IL at 11 a.m. on Saturday December 10, 2016. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at the University of Northern Iowa Commons later in the spring 2017. Memorials should be directed to the Sue Jordan Family Medical Memorial Fund/AFSCME 2659, Hospice of Mercy Cedar Rapids or the family.  Online Condolences may be sent for Sue's family through the funeral home website at  Gay & Chia Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Sue's family and her arrangements.