The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 17, 2014

Harold 'Cork' Jordan

The Commercial-News

---- — Harold “Cork” Jordan, 86, of Georgetown, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.

He was born on April 12, 1928, in Indianola, the son of Samuel Orva and Hazel (Steward) Jordan, both deceased. Cork was united in marriage to Irma Ilene Haga on Aug. 26, 1950, in Ridge Farm. She preceded him in death on April 11, 2013.

He is survived by his children, James (Barbara) Jordan of Rochester, N.Y., Carol (Terry) Scott of Bowling Green, Ind., Donna (Dr. Greg) Andrews of Quincy, and Pam Elder of Danville; sisters, Caroline Brown of Catlin and Susan (Ed) Lovette of Georgetown; special family friends, John T. and Jeanne Smith; grandchildren, Angela (Brion) Burger of Caledonia, N.Y., Jason Jordan and Diana Jordan, both of Rochester, N.Y., Michael (Kristin) Scott and Karyn Scott, both of Bowling Green, Ind., Dr. Gregory (Marissa) Scott of Tomahawk, Wis., Eric Andrews of Columbia, Mo., Thomas (Lauren) Andrews and Kelsey Andrews, both of Columbia, Mo., Caleb Andrews of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Rob (Anvita) Elder of Zionsville, Ind.; and great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Gabriella Burger, Christopher Jordan and Anthony Barker, Elijah and Isaiah Elder and Mariah, Landon, Toby, Eli and Zachary Scott.

Cork was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Susannah Burger.

He was a member of First Church of Christ and the Georgetown Fair Board. Cork was a concrete finisher in the construction trades for more than 25 years. Many of you still enjoy the patios he designed and finished. Following retirement he went on to serve as road commissioner in McKendrie Township for 12 years. Cork was co-superintendent of the fair’s swine department for 35 years. He did everything from construct pens and check health records to weigh pigs. In his spare time, Cork enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.

A celebration of Harold “Cork” Jordan’s life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown, with Pastor Phil Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the funeral home. Cork will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola. Memorial donations may be given in his name to First Church of Christ or Georgetown Fair.

Please join the Jordan family in sharing memories, pictures and videos of Cork’s life on his Tribute Wall at

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