Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham is in charge of
Mrs. Gordon was an occupational
therapist for Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital and had
been an OT in Florida as well as other Illinois
She was born Dec. 5, 1937, in Lincoln to C. Loren
and Frances Stringer. She married Charles Gordon of
Florida in Chicago in 1960 and he survives.
Others left to treasure her memory are two
sisters, Becky (and Tom) Steele and Gail Fisher of
Effingham; two sons, Mike Gordon of Florida and Jon
Gordon of Effingham; and two daughters, Laura (and
Ross) Axiotis of New Jersey and Kristin Gordon of
California. Grandsons are Yuji Thomas Gordon and
She was preceded in death by her parents and
She was a member of Greenland Baptist Church,
Great Lakes Harpers and Little Harps on the Prairie,
and OT professional organizations.
She was a graduate of Lincoln High School,
Lincoln College and the University of Illinois.
Tania loved music and played the piano, harp and
flute. She enjoyed painting, sewing and all creative
crafts. She adored her cats. She traveled in Europe,
lived in Japan and enjoyed international cultures
and foods. The world's people were a fascination to
her, and there was no one who was a stranger. She
was a kind, gentle lady who always had a smile, said
positive things and cared tenderly for all she met.
She will be sadly missed by her family, hosts of
friends and co-workers, and her two cats.
Memorials may be made to Greenland Baptist Church
or Effingham Humane Society.
What could be more beautiful than to be called
home for the birthday of Jesus?
(Obituary provided to the funeral home by