Barbara Jean (Lindsley) Jordan, 88, of Russell, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Main Street Manor of Russell.
Barbara was born June 2, 1927 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Guy and Mable (Dickenson) Lindsley. She grew up on a farm in southeast Kansas near Benedict. She graduated from Fredonia High School in Fredonia, Kansas.
Barbara was united in marriage to Ralph W. Jordan on January 26, 1945 in Independence, Kansas. This union was blessed with two sons; Randall and Monte. In the late 40ís they moved to Russell where she has resided the rest of her life. Ralph preceded her in death on April 3, 1995.
Barbara was a devoted wife and homemaker for her boys. She helped her husband by doing the bookkeeping for Budís Fluid Level Services. She was active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Russell Historical Society and a guide at the Gernon House, a member of the Deines Cultural Center. Ralph and she enjoyed collecting and restoring antiques. She also enjoyed spending time in her flower garden.
Surviving family include her son Randall Jordan (Vickie) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister Sharon Galyardt of Everett, Washington; two grandchildren, Jamie Gabriel (Adam) of Lawrence, Kansas and Shane Jordan (Laura) of Telluride, Colorado; four great grandchildren, Matthew, Grace, Simon and Eli. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ralph, and son Monte Jordan.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Russell City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the mortuary. A Memorial has been established with the Town & Country Animal Hospital. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.