Frances W. Jordan, 96, of Lawrence, died Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Windsor of Lawrence. A gathering in her memory is planned for Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 2:00pm in her daughter’s home.
Born August 2, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Benjamin and Goldie Lerner Wolfenson, she graduated from Evander Childs High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Hunter College in New York City.
In 1947, she married Nehemiah Jordan in New York City and moved to Lawrence, KS. The couple later divorced.
In 1956 Mrs. Jordan began teaching fourth grade in Bethesda, MD. Over more than thirty years, she taught a variety of subjects and levels, ranging from elementary special education through a work-oriented curriculum designed for at-risk high school students and ending with English as a second language at the high school level. After retiring in 1987, her increasing involvement in transcendental meditation and in the Association for Research and Enlightenment took her first to Virginia Beach, VA, and then to Fairfield, IA. Because of illness, she returned to Lawrence in 1999.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Jordan of Lawrence and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jonathan Jordan; and ex-husband.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent in her name to the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Lawrence, KS 66044.