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Mary Caroline Jordan
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1914
Carroll County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 2006
Carroll County
Missouri, USA

Mary Caroline Jordan, 91, Hale, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Carrollton Life Care Center, Carrollton, Missouri. Miss Jordan was born April 29, 1914, in Hale, Missouri, to Adolph Gustav and Mary Elizabeth Ritzinger Jordan. As a child, her family moved west, where they lived for a time in a sod house on their Colorado farm. She attended schools at Bunker Hill, Colorado; Clough Valley at St. Francis, Kansas; and Armel High School at Armel, Colorado, before her family returned to the Hale area. She graduated from Hale High School in 1932 and matriculated to Central Missouri Teachers College in Warrensburg. Miss Jordan began her teaching career at Little Compton School in 1934 and later taught at Willow Grove and Guillet. Following several years of teaching in country schools, she taught in the towns of Bosworth, Hale, Braymer, and St. Joseph. Of her 56 years in education, 24 were spent teaching at Hyde School in St. Joseph. She credited Supt. Calvin Deck, then at the Bosworth School, for encouraging her to finish earning her Bachelor of Arts degree during summer vacations. She was of the Christian faith and a member of the Hale Baptist Church. Baptized at the age of seven in Colorado, she taught her first Sunday School class, the Nursery Class, when she was just eight years old. Organizations to which Miss Jordan belonged included Business and Professional Women, Classroom Teachers, and PTA. She was awarded an honorary lifetime membership in the Hyde School PTA at her retirement. In her later years, a former student, Dr. Jerry Chambers of Franklin County, wrote this tribute to her: "Miss Jordan--For all you taught us, for the guidance you gave us, and for how you loved us all, I thank you." Her giving philosophy is revealed in a favorite poem by Emily Dickinson:

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

(Source: Gibson Funeral Home) 
Family links: 
  Adolph Gustav Jordan (1892 - 1953)
  Mary Elizabeth Ritzinger Jordan (1888 - 1977)
  Hubert W Jordan (____ - 1913)*
  Mary Caroline Jordan (1914 - 2006)
*Calculated relationship
Hale Cemetery
Carroll County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Carolina Grave Hunter
Record added: Nov 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119787297
Mary Caroline Jordan
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 Added: Nov. 4, 2013

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