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Mary Lou Jordan

Mary Lou Jordan, 92, of Grain Valley, Missouri, passed away February 21, 2020 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Meyers Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Blue Springs Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to City Union Mission of Kansas City (1100 E. 11th St., Kansas City, MO 64108 or  Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting

Mary Lou was born January 12, 1928 in Kingsley, Iowa to Smyzer and Nora (Husselbaugh) Wilson. She was one of thirteen children.  She graduated from Kingsley Public Schools in 1945.

She was employed at Cogley Clinic and Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa before the family moved to Missouri in 1968. There she was employed with Cliffview Medical Group and Oncology in Independence for nearly 30 years as an insurance clerk, medical transcriptionist and office manager in 1997 until retirement.

She was a member of Plaza Heights Baptist Church and sang with the M&M senior choir, was a member of the Faith Class where through the years, she served as devotional leader, vice president and president. She volunteered help with Bible services at Shangrila Care Center after her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald R. Jordan; a son, Sanford Dean Stricker; and nine brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include sons Steven Gail Stricker (Carin), MO and Robert Scott Jordan (Kim); daughters Nora Lynn Wagener (Bob) and Mary Hope Gilmore (James); stepdaughters Cynthia Jean Jordan, and Pamela Kay Jordan;  23 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.

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