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Obituary - Sister Joan Jordan, OSF

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obit-sister-joan.gif Sister Joan Jordan, 90, of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis died on Dec. 24 at St. Francis Convent, Springfield.

She was born in Regina, SAS, Canada, on Feb. 1, 1917, the daughter of Charles and Harriet Cookson Jordan. She entered the congregation on Feb. 2, 1941, and professed her religious vows on Oct. 4, 1943.

Sister Joan was a graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy and served her community as a pharmacist at hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. She also served as a pharmacist for the Haitian Health Foundation in Jeremie, Haiti. In addition, she served in pastoral care at St. Mary's Hospital, Streator, St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, Wis., and St. Anthony's Hospital, Effingham. She retired to the Motherhouse in 2000.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her Franciscan sisters with whom she shared her life for over 65 years.

The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Vincent Callahan on Dec. 27 at St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at the Motherhouse. Burial was in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

Staab Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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