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KANSAS CITY, MO.- Pearl Jordan, 99, peacefully went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at New Mark Care Center. Pearl was born April 10, 1917, in Moultrie, Georgia to William Henry and Julia Gertrude Davis Norman.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, January 27, 2017 at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Pastor Rick Shrader of Kansas City, Mo. officiating. Interment will follow in Deep Bottom Cemetery in Norman Park. The family will receive friends from 12:00PM - 1:00PM Friday, January 27, 2017 at Cobb Funeral Chapel.
Casketbearers will be her nephews, Bob Donaway, Bob DuPree, Jimmy Gay, Tommy Norman, Benny Porter and David Porter. ??She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Jonah Joshua, Wm. Henry, Jr. and Ray Gene Norman and three sisters, Essie Gay Keaton, Clydie Mae Norman and Johnnie Porter and a granddaughter Deborah Moore of Kansas City, Mo. She is survived by a brother Everett L. Norman (Louise) of Moultrie, Georgia, and a sister Grace McCarty Allen of Winter Haven, Florida. ??Pearl graduated from Norman Jr. College in 1940, married William W. Jordan in 1941 (who preceded her in death in 1992), moved to Kansas City, MO in 1946. As a Baptist minister's wife, she lived in Clifton Hill, Leeton, Rothville and Moberly, Mo. In 1968 Pearl moved back to Kansas City where she was a member of the Armour Heights Baptist Church, worked and retired from K-Mart as a Sales Associate. She then moved to Warrensburg to be near daughter Linda and family. Residing there 26 yrs., she was a member of the First Baptist Church, active in Senior Exercise Class and well known for her beautiful flowers, particularly the pink azalea which made the Daily Star Journal season after season. At the age of 95, she moved back to Kansas City to live with daughter Bonnie and Ernie to age 99 when her health demanded special care. While there her membership was at Faith Baptist Church. Pearl had 3 children - Bonnie Brown (Ernest), K.C. MO, Harold "Hal" Jordan (Nasrin), Chapel Hill, NC, and Linda Guin (John), Warrensburg, MO; 6 grandchildren - John Moore (Rick), Deborah Moore (deceased), David Guin (Amy), Ryan Guin (Stephanie), Saba Jordan (Bitha) and Nura Melody Hill (Jacob). She had 5 great grandchildren with a 6th one on the way. ??Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
Published on January 25, 2017
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