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Francis J. Jordan

September 10, 1925 May 3, 2009
Francis J. Jordan
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PEORIA-Francis J. “Joe” Jordan, 83, of the Bickford House in Peoria, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. He was born on September 10, 1925 in South Elgin, IL to Francis and Myrtle Marquis Jordan. He married Patricia Flood on May 10, 1947 in Elgin, IL. She passed away on February 2, 1998 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one son, Timothy Sean Jordan on January 12, 1957 in Milwaukee and one sister, Gerry Reedy of Dundee, IL. He is survived by one daughter, Claudia (William) Heming of Peoria; one granddaughter, Nicole Levy of San Francisco, CA; Sandy Staes of Kickapoo, who was like a daughter to her; one brother, Paul Jordan of Elgin; one sister, Elaine Johnson of Elgin; thirteen nieces and nephews and longtime companion, Jean Tunis of Peoria. He was a Shoe Salesman at Walkover Shoes, Shift Shoes and retired from Szolds Department Store. He was a World War II US Army veteran. He was of the catholic faith. Joe never knew a stranger and was loved by all. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial of cremains will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Elgin at a later date. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to The Alex Rahn Memorial Fund of the Springfield Public Schools Foundation c/o Julie Hammers 1900 West Monroe, Springfield, IL 62704 Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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