Elnora Jordan

Obituary of Elnora L. Jordan

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Elnora Louise Jordan, forever 59, formerly of Winamac, Indiana, passed away on February 18, 2023, at the Franciscan Hospital East in Lafayette after suffering multiple strokes. She was born in Jasper County, Indiana, on June 21, 1927, to Burvie Alvin and Dorothy Fay (White) Rife.

She was the last surviving graduate of Pulaski High School’s Class of 1945.

Elnora married George M Jordan on Christmas Eve, 1945, during one of the worst snowstorms of the year. Although cars were sliding off the icy roads all around, his love was so strong that George managed to drive them from her home in Pulaski County to the minister’s home in White County without incident. His effort was rewarded many times over as the two enjoyed a happy marriage for over 48 years, raising a family of three children. George died in 1993.

Elnora worked in a variety of jobs over the course of her long life, from cook at the schools to factory work. Her most rewarding job was as a bookkeeper in the loan department of the First Union Bank and Trust Company, from which she retired in the early 1990s.

A member of the First Christian Church in Winamac since 1951, Elnora treasured their continued communication as her addresses changed. She enjoyed being involved in the Women’s Christian Fellowship and Happy Homemakers Extension club; and excelled in her hobbies of sewing, crafting and needlework. She loved to travel and see the country, first with her family and later in life with her good friends.

Elnora had resided at the Indiana Veterans’ Home since 2016.

She is survived by:

Jerry Jordan,  Queenstown, MD   Son

Cynthia (Jim Brady) Jordan,  Battle Ground, IN  Daughter


Casey (Lori) Fisher, Alex Jordan, Becca (Jake) Claflin, Jessie Jordan, and Ryan (Amanda) Salesman

Great grandchildren

Cooper and Collins Fisher, Elnora Claflin, and Riley and Jack Salesman

Nancy Jordan, Safety Harbor, FL  Daughter-in-law

Shirley Beckner,  Winamac, IN  Sister


Preceded in death by:

Burvie Alvin and Dorothy Fay (White)  Rife, Parents

George M Jordan,  Husband

George Michael Jordan,    Son

Libby Jordan,  Daughter-in-law

Orville Rife,  Brother

Gerald Rife, Brother

J.B. Rife,  Brother

Calvin Rife,  Brother


Visitation will be from 11AM-1 PM EST on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at  1 PM EST on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Pastor Stephen Sundquist officiating.

Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Indiana Veteran’s Home Activities Department(Recreation) or to the Winamac First Christian Church.         

Online Condolences may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

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11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Frain Mortuary
305 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Frain Mortuary
305 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States


Winamac Cemetery
West Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States
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