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Official Obituary of

Aldena Ruth Jordan

April 2, 1927 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Aldena Ruth Jordan Obituary

Aldena Ruth Dillman Jordan, 96, Joplin, MO, passed away at 3:30 am on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at her home.  She was born in Goldsmith, IN on April 2, 1927, the daughter of the late Obadiah and Georgia (Smith) Dillman.  She married Lyndall E. Jordan on June 19, 1955, and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2016. 

Aldena graduated from Kokomo High School in 1945.  She attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO, graduating from Lincoln Christian College in 1954. She worked alongside her husband at Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, TN as a volunteer for over four years.  She was a charter member of the Judson Road Christian Church formerly the Kokomo Church of Christ.  Aldena was active in the Christian Church and served in many capacities over the years. 

Aldena is survived by her children, Mr. Jeffrey (Ann) Jordan, Mrs. Dena (Jim) Deweese, Mr. Gary Jordan, and Mr. David (Lisa) Jordan; grandchildren, Paul, Phillip, Racheal, Jonathan, David, Marisa and Bethany; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Monelle Bevington; four nieces and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister and brother-in-law, Mona and Bill Tullis.

A funeral service will take place at 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with her son Pastor David Jordan officiating. The funeral service will be live-streamed, and a link will be available at the bottom of her obituary page at 1:30 pm on Saturday. Burial will follow in Jackson Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family from 5 pm to 7 pm on Friday, February 23, 2024, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pioneer Bible Translators, Messages of condolence may be left online at

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February 23, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory
1315 West Lincoln Road
Kokomo, IN 46902

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

1:30 PM
Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory
1315 West Lincoln Road
Kokomo, IN 46902

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