Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Home was established in 1953 when Rev. Donald H. Jordan Sr. opened his first funeral home in Middletown, Ohio. From the beginning our goal of offering compassionate and professional services to all families was reflected in the dedication of our staff and the many services we offer. The business grew over time and operated multiple locations in the tri-state area.
In January 2018, Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Home entered a new era by announcing its partnership with the Spring Grove Family of Companies including Spring Grove Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery and Spring Grove Funeral Homes. The business was centralized in our Forest Park headquarters, featuring the Rev. Donald H. Jordan Sr. Memorial Chapel located on Winton Road.
Thompson Hall Jordan will continue to provide comprehensive care to you and your family as you transition from grief to remembrance.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Managing Funeral Director
Michael has been in the funeral service for over 25 years and is a fourth generation funeral director.
Michael is originally from Youngstown Ohio and attended Kent State University with an Associates degree in Business and Bachelors in Mortuary Science.
Michael is also a Mason at the Tuscan Lodge in Hamilton Ohio.
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.
Jon Patterson has been in the funeral service since the age of 8 years old and has been licensed since 1984. Jon is a fifth generation funeral professional born and raised in Richmond Indiana, a town of 45,000 with 5 competing funeral homes.
Jon attended Indiana University at Bloomington from 1972 - 1976 majoring in Psychology. From 1982 - 1983, Jon attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Jon currently holds an active license in Ohio as well as being a Licensed Ohio and Indiana Life Health and Accident Insurance agent since 1989. Jon is also a Notary Public for the state of Ohio since 1984.
Jon's family owned several smaller funeral homes in Ohio and Indiana. His father served as the County Coroner for 30 years so after Jon's state government job was diminishing, we went to work for the family business.
Jon is a member of NFDA, NFDMA, OFDA, GCFDA, SWOFDEA, OEA and a former board member of the Cincinnati Motuary Foundation CCMS for 11 years (1986 - 1997)
Katherine Chavis Jordan was born January 19, 1949, the daughter of the late Herman Earley Chavis, Jr. and Sallie Bizelle Weaver Chavis, in Winton, North Carolina. The family settled in Portsmouth, Virginia when she was two years old. She was educated in the parochial and public shools of Portsmouth and graduated thenth out of two hundred and fifty students from I. C. Norcom High School Class of 1966.
Katherine was very active in her high school participating in such activities as the Future Business Leaders of America serving as president and secretary, a member of the Math Club, and the French Club. She was inducted in the National Honor Society in her junior year, an accomplishment she took pride in.
Upon graduation from high school, Katherine, who was always ambitious, had her eyes set upon furthering her education. With this thought in mind, she entered the University of Cincinnati in August 1966 and graduated in June 1970 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Accounting. While attending the University of Cincinnati, she maintained her desire to obtain education in all aspects her life, including involving herself in extra-curricular activities that would allow her to grow and mature into a fine young woman.
In 1970, after graduation from college, Kathering set out to "conquer the world." Her employment with a local hospital for which she worked while in college was not her life's ambition. She began searching for that perfect opportunity in the corporate world. Among those positions held were Accountaint for KDI Corporation, Cost Accountant for Schenley Distilleries, Accountant for Formica Corporation and a Tax Accountant at Clayton L. Scroggins & Associates, a management firm for the medical profession.
It wasn't until she Married Donald H. Jordan, Sr. that she was introduced to the funeral profession. Katherine became involved in her husband's business as a "do it all individual." She became a licensed funeral director for the state of Ohio in May 1981. Having taken on the responsibility of the financial operations, she and her husband took the organization to a level not previously experienced. Donald and Katherine have enjoyed many years working side by side, struggling through good times and bad times, building a chain of funeral homes that have become a place where families are served to the highest standards and with the utmost care and dignity to which they are entitled. It has always been the desire and the need of Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Homes to provide the communities and families it serves the best in all aspects of funeral service.
Katherine has also found time to serve on many church and civic organizations including, membership in the Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and member of the board of Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation and former board member of the YMCA located in Woodlawn, Ohio. She is also a member of many professional organizations, including the Ohio Funeral Director's Association, the National Funeral Director's Association, the Buckeye State Funeral Director's Association, and the National Funeral Director's and Morticians Association. In 1997 she was included in the 1997/1998 Who's Who among America's Executives. Katherine has been regarded among her peers as a highly respected professional in her field. She was awarded the Woman of the Year for excellent performance in the field of Mortuary Science in June 1991 by the District IV, national Funeral Director's and Mortician's Association.
Donald and Katherine are the parents of three chidren, Phillip, Kevin, and Donald, Jr. and the grandparents of six. They are proud of them all.