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     Erma Lee Jordan, age 80, of Lamar, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010, at her home.


     Erma Lee was born July 29, 1929, to Willard Lee and Norena (Bowman) Coles. A lifelong Barton County resident, Erma attended grade school in the Boston community and graduated from Lamar High School in 1947.  She began her 27 year career at O’Sullivan Industries in 1967 and retired in 1994. 


     Erma Lee was married to Venson Jordan for 17 years and they remained close friends until his death in 2006.  She was devoted to her children, Judy and Randy, and was passionate about dogs, especially her 15-year companion, Suzy-Woo.  Erma Lee fell ill with West Nile in 2006, but, with Judy’s help she was able to reside at her home, attend services at Grace Lutheran Church, and enjoy lunches with friends.  A dear family friend, Jamey Smith and her children, Samantha and Brice, also brightened many days for Erma Lee, sitting with her while Judy was at work.


     Erma Lee is survived by a daughter, Judy Kay Jordan of the home.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Mark Randall “Randy” Jordan in 1998; and her beloved puppy, Suzy-Woo in 2009. .


    A graveside committal service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Golden City with Ron Bean, Danny Engelage, Dean Owen, Phil Haubein, Clint Engelage, and Buddy Probert serving as pallbearers.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Galen Fredrichs officiating.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church or the Lamar Animal Shelter, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


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#3 Oceanside, CADavid Schilling 2010-03-14 11:08
Sorry to read of the passing of your mother.
May the Spirit sustain you in the hope of the resurrection to come.
#2 LamarKristy Kremp Runion 2010-03-07 09:35
Judy, so sorry for your loss. The happy memories of your mom will always be with you - cherish them and know that you made a postive difference in her life during the past few years. I'm sure she greatly appreciated all you have done for her. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow and and beyond.
#1 LiberalShaun and Sandy Bean 2010-03-05 17:17
Judy my familys thoughts prayers are with you at this tough time. I will never forget spending all day cutting out that large mutiflora rose bush in the back yard.

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