Betty A. (Shanks) Jordan, 86, closed her eyes on the morning of March 14 and opened them in heaven. Betty was born March 28, 1931 in Taylorville to Charles L. Shanks and Grace (Tyler) Shanks. She was a graduate of Taylorville High School in 1949 and that same year met her future husband, Marvin G. Jordan, at a square dance. They were married December 18, 1949 and continued to dance their way through life until Marvin died on March 11, 2013. They’re dancing together again to the music of the angels.
Funeral services will be held at the Locust Grove Church in rural Assumption on Friday, March 23, at 10:30 am. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 6-8 pm at Seitz Funeral Home in Moweaqua. Memorials can be made to Locust Grove Mission fund or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Betty was a homemaker, and the best cook ever! She loved her family, loved to read, knit and travel. She enjoyed the many hours she spent researching her genealogy roots and loved listening to the good ole country tunes and gospel music. She joined Locust Grove Church when she was 19 and taught Sunday School, Bible School, and held several other offices. One of her most notable attributes was her kindness and generosity to others, many whom she had never met.
Betty is survived by 4 daughters: Beverly (Charles) McQuiggan of Maryville, IL; Shelia (Randy) Meador of Moweaqua, Vera (Gary) Heiser of Decatur and Judy (Mike) Juenger of Cape Girardeau, Mo., 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Eleanor Jordan and Florence Wooters; brother-in-law Paul (Joyce) Jordan; and many other precious friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Leslie (Emaline) Shanks, Joseph (Florence) Shanks, Eunice (Merle) Sims, Cecilia (Eldon) Eggerman, Beulah Shanks, Blanche (Robert) Kearney, Shirley (Lester) Blain, Marilyn Jordan, George Wooters and Norman Jordan.
Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua has been entrusted with the care and service arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left at www.seitzfh.com .