March 07, 1957
OBITUARY ~ LAYMOND PRINTIS JORDAN
Laymond Printis JORDAN, son of Sidney G[lidden]. and Emily Jane BELL JORDAN, was born at Keith Town, Noble County, Ohio, May 29,
1873, and died at his home in Grinnell on February 28, 1957. He was 83 years, 9 months, and 8 days.
In 1877 he moved with his parents to Iowa and lived near Victor, receiving his education in nearby schools.
On October 18, 1898, he united in marriage to Edith Margaret BELL. To this union three daughters were born; Mrs. I. W.
(Margaret) MILLARD, deceased April 28, 1956; Mrs. H. W. (Velda) TATTER of Watervliet, Mich.; and Reba. The family ties of this family were
always close. Their esteem for one another was always a happy inspiration.
During the latter years of Mr. JORDAN'S
life, Reba attended him with thoughtful fondness, making his days comforable and joyous.
Mr. JORDAN was a businessman who made his way along helpful and trustworthy endeavors in a number of Iowa communities. He
served as cashier in a bank for a time and then went into the merchandising business, owning and operating stores in
Diagonal, Benton, Mt. Ayr, Prairie City, Greenfield, and Grinnell. He also owned farms at intervals. Later he went into
the gas and oil business, operating the first station on Highway 6 here in Grinnell.
Mrs. JORDAN proceded him in death on Mary 18, 1937.
He leaves to mourn his going his two daughters, Velda and Reba; a sister Miss Ida B. JORDAN of Deep River. Four brothers
and one sister proceded him in death.
Also surviving are three grandchildren: Mrs. Sally MILLARD BENTLEY of Danville,
IL, and Jordan and Jeanens Ann TATTER of Watervliet,Mich; Two great-granchildren Tim and Margaret BENTLEY, Danville, IL.;
23 nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
[Interment was made at Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell.]
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2012
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