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Jean M. Jordan

October 16, 1961 ~ December 26, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Jean Jordan Obituary

Jean Marie Jordan passed peacefully on December 26, 2023. Jean, daughter of the late Celestine and Joseph Jordan, was born in Bloomsburg, PA on October 16, 1961, or maybe October 17th. Mom swears it was the 16th. Jean found some hospital documents that said the 17th. So, let’s just say she was born around midnight. Jean moved with her family to Denton, MD when she was one. 


As a child, Jean believed if you opened a tube of Pillsbury rolls, the Doughboy would pop out. She opened many tubes and Mom got her an official Doughboy toy. The first in her massive collection of Doughboys.  Jean was a fan of Barry Manilow. One of her happiest days was when she won his new album by being the correct caller to the radio station. Jean was active in 4-H as a child.


Jean graduated from North Caroline High School in 1979. She won the Home Economics Award for her sewing skills. She went to Hagerstown Business School to learn clerical skills. She worked as a secretary for the health department in Denton and Preston Trucking. Jean served on the board of Caroline County Hospice. Later, Jean earned a B.S. in elementary education from Villa Maria College in Erie, PA (1993) and a M.S. in special education from Bloomsburg University (1995). Jean began teaching in 1995 in Dorchester County Public Schools. She taught at Mace’s Lane School in Cambridge. Jean taught in Carroll County Publics Schools (Oklahoma Road Middle School and Robert Moton Elementary School) until her retirement in 2021. Jean was a dedicated educator who served students with special needs. She ensured her students received the best education and made them feel valued. Jean was an active member of the Carroll County Education Association, serving as a building representative for years and participating in the March for Education in 2019, in Annapolis. 


Jean loved sewing, crafting, and traveling, especially with her sisters.  There were times she wasn’t sure she was going to make it back home, but we always kept her safe.  She loved going on boat rides with her brothers (when the boats worked!). She enjoyed growing up on the Eastern Shore, loved a good, fried hard crab, and spending the day on the beach. Jean was a die-hard Orioles fan, never losing faith in them. She made the trip to Cooperstown when Cal was inducted. 


Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Joe Jordan, her beloved boxer, Fife, and members of the Brown, Ryan, and Jordan families. Jean is survived by her siblings: Susan and Tom Bianca, John Jordan, Terri Jordan, Jeff and Lynn Jordan, Celeste Jordan, and Val Jordan (Joe’s wife). She was very proud of her nieces and nephews: Ryan Jordan, Josh Jordan, Jennifer Jordan, Alex Bianca, Ann Bianca, Jackie Jordan, Alyssa Jordan, and Anthony Bianca. 


A viewing will be held New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2024, from 6 to 8 PM at Moore Funeral Home, P.A. 12 S. 2nd St. Denton, MD. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at her childhood church, St. Elizabeth’s in Denton, MD on January 2, 2024, at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Cordova, MD.    


The family requests donations be made in Jean’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or stjude.org, Lifetime Well International 24321 Shore Hwy. Denton, MD 21629 or lifetimewellsinternational.org, or you could be like Jean and become an organ donor.


Now, it is up to Mom to take care of Jeannie and take her home.

 

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Services

Viewing/Visitation
Monday
January 1, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Moore Funeral Home, P.A.
12 S. Second Street
Denton, MD 21629

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
January 2, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church (Denton)
First Street
Denton, MD 21629

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Web: http://stjude.org/donate

Lifetime Wells of Ghana
24321 Shore Highway, Denton MD 21629

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