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Benefit honors former Sanduskian

Andy Ouriel • Mar 27, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Community members plan to honor the legacy of their beloved friend and a dedicated mother this Saturday.

Former Sandusky resident Michaela Jordan, 30, died in Iowa from a single gunshot wound inside an apartment. Police arrested a 35-year-old man as the main suspect.

In her memory, friends and family members have organized a benefit fundraiser at Tony G’s Bar and Grill. All proceeds from the event will go to Jordan’s four children, as well as offsetting funeral costs.

“Her whole life revolved around her children and being the best mother she could be to them,” friend and fundraising organizer Cheryl Gilliam said.

Along with her four children, Jordan moved to Iowa in January 2013 to be closer to her brother and mother. Jordan attended schools in both the Margaretta and Sandusky districts. She worked at Friendly’s on Milan Road for 10 years as well.

Gilliam encourages anyone who knew Jordan to come out and share some fond times of her with others.

“Michaela was the kind of person who would always put others before herself, and now I hope the community will come together in her honor to help her children and family work through this terrible tragedy” Gilliam said.

Want to go?

WHAT: Benefit fundraiser for former Sandusky resident Michaela Jordan, who was slain in Iowa in late February

WHERE: Tony G’s Bar & Grill, 902 W. Adams St., Sandusky

WHEN: Start at noon 

MORE: Event will feature potluck, bake sale, raffle and DJ

COST: $10 donation at the door, with all proceeds benefiting Jordan’s four children and covering funeral expenses in Iowa

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