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Lois Ione Jordan

September 26, 2017
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Long time Tama resident, Lois Ione Jordan, passed away on Wednesday, September 13th at Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Lois was born on February 17, 1930 in Montour, Iowa to John W. and Ethel I. Pulber-Smith. On April 30th, 1946 she married Russell W. Jordan in Tama, Iowa.

Lois ran a beauty shop in her home since about 1970. She was still styling hair when she was in her 80's. She enjoyed having "her ladies" come to get their hair done. Her clientele were always very special to her.

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Lois Ione Jordan

Lois also enjoyed gardening, traveling, her roses, reading the Tama County Shopper,

caring for her daughter, Linda and she was proud to serve as president of the VFW and belonged to the American Legion Auxillary as well.

Her classmates at "Whiskey Bottom" school remember Lois as being extremely brilliant and very musically inclined.

She is survived by one sister, Lena M. Jordan; step grand-daughter Tonya Tesar and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Russell (aka Johnny) on October 8th, 1978; her daughter, Linda on August 5th, 2012; her grand-daughter, Jill Marie Tesar on February 28th, 1968; sisters Vinnie Lorraine (aka Twiggy) Spire on March 9th, 1997; Marlis Jane Lennie on November 29th, 1998; Donna Rose Purk on December 3rd, 2002; Ruth Elaine Smith on October 25th, 2005, and one brother Duane William Smith (aka Bill) on October 4th, 1951, who died in the Korean war.

The family is very appreciative to the Grinnell Hospital, Premier Estates and Iowa River Hospice for their exceptional care of Lois during her last days. Thanks also to the many customers who patronized Lois over the years and to the staff at Kruse-Phillips funeral home for their compassion and expertise.

Lois was loved by many and will be dearly missed eternally.

A graveside service was held on Monday, September 18th at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama, Iowa where Lois' ashes were placed on her husbands grave.



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