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Obituary - HOWARD CURRENT-CITIZEN, Thursday, December 29, 1966
IVA JANE JORDAN DIES IN NEW ORLEANS
Mrs. Iva Jane Jordan, 62, died Thursday, December 22, 1966 while visiting her son in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mrs. Jordan was born May 10, 1904 at Howard, Kansas, the daughter of Albert and Edith Collins Andrews. She was graduated from Howard High School and Colorado State College at Greeley, Colorado. She taught elementary school in Elk county for several years and was librarian at Howard High School.
She married Harry A. Jordan in Harrisonville, Missouri, July 19, 1928 and the couple lived most of their lives in Artesia, New Mexico. Mr. Jordan died February 21, 1947. After his death, Mrs. Jordan taught school for several years in different states.
She was a member of the Methodist Church at Artesia, New Mexico.
Survivors include three sons, Jack of New Orleans, Louisiana, H. Kirk of Long Beach, California and Lawrence of the US Army in Korea, 2 brothers, Richard Andrews of Oakland, Oregon and Albert M. Andrews of Wichita, KS; six sisters, Mrs. Emaline Leonard, Mrs. Beulah Shepherd, Mrs. Bernadine Weyrauch and Mrs. Mary Ellen Snodderly, Howard, Kansas; Mrs. Eunice Rhodes, Topeka, Kansas and Mrs. Clarice Anderson of Tacoma Park, Maryland, and four grandsons.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 28, 1966 at 2:00 p.m. at the Spurrier-Watt Funeral Home, Howard, Kansas with the Rev. Arthur Frary of the Howard Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard, Kansas.
Iva was widowed young; worked and saw three sons through college; taught in Colorado and Wyoming; plagued most of her life with asthma and bronchitis; died of emphysema.