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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Sunday August 11th, 2019

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Alice Jordan

MARION-Alice Jordan, 94, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Herrin Hospital.

Alice was born on July 18, 1925 in Creal Springs to Add F. and Hattie (Henson) Odum.  She married Richard Jordan on November 26, 1942 in Charleston, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on November 17, 2007.

Alice worked at Sangamo Electric Co. for 10 ½ years and Allen Industries for 28 years and retired on September 13, 1990.  She was a member of Third Baptist Church.  Alice enjoyed being with all her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.  She volunteered at the Marion Senior Citizens Center, enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and singing in the choir.

Survivors include:

Daughters and sons-in-law- Shelia and Richard Williams and Lorraine and George Palmer


Debra and Alan Dallas

Richard L. and Stacey Williams

Brian and Donna Williams

Scott Palmer

Wendy and Tony Parsons

Cindy and Wes Adkisson

Great grandchildren:

Kelsie Williams

Levi Williams

Chelsea Dallas

Autumn Dallas

Will Palmer

Lane Palmer

Luke Palmer

Trent Parsons

Paige J. Parsons

Brocton Williams

Trista Williams

Bo Ryan Adkisson

Jackob Adkisson

Great great grandson-Liam Palmer

Sister-Ollie Horn

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Coy Odum, George Odum, Henry Odum, Howard Odum, Add Odum, Jr.; sisters, Jewel Diefenbach, Henrietta Fry, Mary White, Dorothy Oliver; great granddaughter, Zoie Palmer.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Larry Shacklee officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Third Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Sending thoughts to the family of Aunt Alice. She always reminded me of Great Grandma Odum. Janie Travelstead, oldest daughter of Marie Odum Travelstead.

Janie Travelstead Nov 17 2019 4:04 AM

Sheila and Family, We are so sad to hear of Aunt Alice's passing. I'm sorry we didn't hear about it sooner. She was always so very kind. We will be praying for you.

Beth Phelps, Jake White & Darcy White Nov 12 2019 8:39 PM

Shelia, Sorry about the passing of you Mom. She was such a sweet, friendly, nice dressed lady. I always enjoying talking to her and your Dad when he was living. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and the family.

Mike & Bonnie Darter Nov 7 2019 2:01 PM