Shelbyville Daily Union


March 13, 2013

Marvin Gregory Jordan

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Marvin Gregory Jordan



Marvin Gregory Jordan, 84, of Moweaqua, peacefully transitioned from the arms of his loved ones to the arms of our Lord and Savior and those who have been anxiously awaiting his arrival in heaven. He passed away at 6:45 am on Monday, March 11, at DMH.

Funeral services will be held at Locust Grove Church in rural Assumption on Saturday, March 16, at 10:30 am with burial service following at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Locust Grove Mission fund or American Legion Post #370 in Moweaqua.

Marvin was born April 30, 1928 at the Moweaqua Hospital to Floyd Gregory and Hazel Wilson Jordan. He met Betty A. Shanks at a square dance and later married her on December 18, 1949 in Taylorville, Illinois. Marvin graduated from Moweaqua High School in 1946 where he enjoyed playing football and baseball. After high school he joined the Marines. He was always a very busy, hardworking farmer but still had time to enjoy life. He and Betty loved to travel and loved to square dance. They spent many Saturday evenings on the dance floor. He also loved to hunt, fish, ride horses with his daughters and friends, grow delicious watermelon, and give his many grandkids rides on the snowmobile or 4 wheeler. He enjoyed reading about history and loved collecting Indian arrowheads. He was well known as a great storyteller.

Marvin’s life was full of activities and full of love. He leaves behind his best friend and wife, Betty. Four daughters; Beverly (Chuck) McQuiggan of Maryville, Shelia (Randy) Meador of Moweaqua, Vera (Gary) Heiser of Decatur, and Judy (Mike) Juenger of Dixon. Marvin has 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren who will forever cherish their “grandpa memories”. He is also survived by his sister, Florence Ann Wooters, of Moweaqua, brother, Paul Jordan, of Sun Lakes, AZ, and sister-in-law, Eleanor Jordan, of Blue Mound and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Norman Jordan, brother-in-law, George Wooters, and sister-in-law, Marilyn Jordan.

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