Thursday, August 15, 2013


2nd Lt. Jordan D. Kinzie, USMC Retired, age 34, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 after a six and a half year battle with brain cancer. He was born August 14, 1979 in Ashtabula, Ohio to Jayne Niles Fannon & John Kinzie. Jordan married Tamara Moore on May 26, 2001.
Jordan proudly served in the Marine Corps for 11 years. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in History from The Ohio State University and attended Eagleville Bible Church for the last 5 years.
Jordan is survived by his wife, Tamara of Madison; daughter, Madelynne; sons, Carter and Tanner; mother, Jayne Niles Fannon; sisters, Melanie (Steve) Peck, Wendy Meikle, Jennifer (Jason) Nemeth, and Valerie (John) Martin; in-laws, Daniel and Catherine Moore; brother-in-laws, Jacob (Colleen) Moore, and Justin (Lisa) Moore and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents; B.V. Niles and Mary Kisamore Niles.

Friends will be received 2-5pm, Sunday, August 18, 2013, at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio. Funeral service will be held 11:00am, Monday, August 19, 2013, at the funeral home. Rev. Bill McMinn of Eagleville Bible Church will be officiating.
Contributions may be made to SPIRE Institute, 5201 SPIRE Circle, Geneva, Ohio 44041 for the "Engaging Vets Through Sports and Rec" Program.
Rest in peace, Jordan Kinzie, USMC.
You stood tall in life, and tall as you faced your illness.
Througout it all, your wife, children and family-at-large set the pattern for family love and support.
May God give comfort to you all in your sad loss.
Bob & Rose Moore of Concord Twp.

Posted by: Bob & Rose Moore - Concord Twp, OH - uncle and aunt of Tamara Aug 15, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


We call this our "Penthouse Garden." I planted this garden on our high deck after my husband returned home from a hospital visit.
The seeds went into the soil a bit late for the bloom period of the tall zinnias and sunflowers, so I added a few marigold plants of various types, plus red salvia and silver artemesia, to add instant color.
My husband could see his "garden" as he sat inside in his easy chair, or as he relaxed outside on the deck.
The sunflower and zinnia plants themselves grew tall, and even though the bloom has been delayed, we have learned to appreciate the tall plants for themselves--without the flowers.
We enjoy watching them dance back and forth in the breezes... or when they stand like tall soldiers, not moving.
Against the light of the sun going down at the end of the day, they take on a certain transparency, like stained glass.
Moonlight gives the plants an additional glow, like veils of green water falling over the eaves; or green waterfalls flowing upward..
Today, on Aug. 13, 2013, we see the brightness of red zinnias opening behind these "waterfalls"... We see the sunflower buds, days away from exploding into sunny yellow...
That will be beautiful too.