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Tamerla J. Eleby (Gordan) Has Died – Obituary & Cause Of Death

Tamerla J. Eleby (Gordan), an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Felony Trial Division has died. He died on October 11, 2019 at the age of 55.  Tamerla was devout Catholic, born in Columbus, OH. She was graduate of Beechcroft High School in Columbus.

Tarmerla received her degree in law from John Marshall Law School. Tamerla married Shane Gordan on June 6, 2015 in Turrin, Italy. 

She was a devout Catholic and very active in St. Joseph’s Parish Joliet. When she wasn’t serving her church and community, she loved to travel.

Tamerla J. Eleby (Gordan) Cause Of Death.

Tamerla reportedly died peacefully with her husband by her side. No other thing was said as regard to her death.

Survived by her loving husband, Shane Gordan of Joliet; her brother, Will (Carol) Eleby of Columbus, OH; numerous nieces and nephews, including Jordan Eleby, also survive as well as her faithful companion, Bear.


A visitation for Tamerla J. Eleby (Gordan) will be Friday, October 18, 2019, from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds, Joliet.

Tamerla J. Eleby (Gordan)’s Funeral

Funeral Services will be Saturday at 9:45 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 416 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.

Enshrinement services will be held Monday, October 21, 2019 at Greenlawn Mausoleum, 700 Greenlawn Avenue, Columbus, OH at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church Joliet, Joliet Area Community Hospice or Catholic Charities Daybreak Shelter would be appreciated. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com