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Marion Othello Jordan

September 13, 1930 — March 2, 2024

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Marion and Juanita Jordan 


Juanita Maxine Jordan 

10-29-1931 to 4-12-2004


Marion Othello Jordan

9-13-1930 to 3-2-2024


Juanita Maxine (Rutledge) Jordan was born on October 29, 1931 to Tom and Irma Rutledge. She graduated from Lenapah High School. She was united in marriage to Marion Jordan on October 18, 1951 in Bentonville, Arkansas while Marion was on a three day leave from the Navy. After their marriage, they spent some time in San Diego, California, where he was stationed during the Korean War. They spent the remaining years in Owasso where they raised their two children, Cathy and Tom. In addition to caring for her home and family Juanita was active in the Owasso Methodist Church. She loved time spent with family, tending to her flowers and hummingbirds, taking care of their registered limousine cattle, and doing needlepoint.


Marion Othello Jordan was born September 13, 1930 in McGehee, Arkansas to Wesley and Hazel Jordan. He was the oldest of four children and knew how important education was. They were not supported to go past the eighth grade so he worked Saturdays and six days a week in the summer at the Lenapah grain elevator, so that he could buy his school clothes and supplies.  After graduating Lenapah High School, he joined the Navy on January 7, 1951 and served on the USS Satyr ship as an EM3 (Electrician) in the Korean war.  After the war Marion returned to Owasso, Oklahoma where he and Juanita bought a house and started a family.  Marion attended Spartan on a G.I. bill that earned him an aircraft and powerplant license. After that he obtained a job at American Airlines as a mechanic working on altimeters and instrumentation.  He was employed in this position for 32 years.  Weekends around their house were usually spent on the lake skiing and fishing with family and friends.  In 1977 Marion and Juanita moved to Lenapah in anticipation of his retirement. Marion retired from American Airlines in 1988 and like his wife, enjoyed his time with family and taking care of their cattle. 


After Juanita’s passing in 2004 Marion married life long friend Bobby Blue, who also grew up alongside Juanita and Marion in Lenapah. Unfortunately in 2012 she also passed away. 


Grateful for having shared in Marion and Juanita lives is Marion’s sister Dot Jordan (Dorothy), their two children, Cathy (Paul Rogers), Tom (Trina Jordan), grandchildren Joanne, (Dustin Langworthy), Jackie (Justin Roberts), Kyle Rogers, Shawn (Krista) Rogers. great grandchildren Conner and Kinley Langworthy, Kirsten and Carson Roberts along with many other family and friends. 


To honor Marion and Juanita’s wishes, their ashes are in their final resting place at Mt Washington Cemetery in Lenapah, OK. I invite you to celebrate both of their memories in your own way. 

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