Phyllis H. Jordan, 84

WATERFORD — Phyllis Mae Hathaway Jordan, 84, born May 20, 1931 in Bryant Pond, daughter of Harris and Edith Mae Andrews Hathaway, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, surrounded by her four children at Bridgton Hospital.

She graduated from Woodstock High School in 1950 as president of her senior class. She served as a class officer all four years and was actively involved in public speaking and the debate team throughout high school. She also enjoyed participating in school and community plays.

She was an active member of 4-H and served in various positions of office for the Juvenile Grange, Franklin Grange No. 124, Daughter’s of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and Rebekahs. She was a member of local churches throughout her life. Her life’s passions included family, reading, dancing, cooking and making wedding cakes.

She was married on Aug. 7, 1954, in Locke Mills and was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Reynold E. Jordan Sr. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter Katie Gardner Thomason.

She is survived by her four children; Reynold Jordan Jr. and his wife Margaret of North Yarmouth, Reverend Vance Jordan of Waterford, Delia Mae Jordan-Gardner and husband Jerry Gardner of Corning, N.Y., and Douglas Jordan and his wife Janet of Stratham, N.H.; five grandchildren, Nicole, Adria, Krisanne, Ashley and Eric; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Harriett (Hathaway) Estes and her husband Lawrence; brother Burton Hathaway; and many nieces and nephews.

Cancer and Alzheimer’s research were very important to Phyllis. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the South Bridgton Congregational Church at 16 Fosterville Road, at noon on Saturday, May 14, with a reception directly following at the church.

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