Jean Costello Jordan, age 92, died on Feb. 18, at Penick Village, Southern Pines, N.C. She was born Dec.13, 1921 to J. George Costello and Lillie Ball Costello of Pelham Manor, N.Y. After graduating Vassar College in1942 with a bachelor of arts degree, she served in the United States Navy as a Wave.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William Burnap Jordan III. Mrs. Jordan is survived by three children: Laura Jordan Sawyer of Greenwich; Dr. William Cyrus Jordan of Montpelier, Vt. and James Costello Jordan of Waterbury, Vt.; three grandchildren: David Jordan Sawyer of N.Y., N.Y.; Dr. Jonathan Nichol Jordan of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Rebecca Elizabeth Nichol Jordan of Northampton, Mass. and one great- grandchild, Katherine Hillary Jordan of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Prior to Pinehurst, N.C., Mrs. Jordan resided in Middlebury, Vt., Barrington Hills, Ill. and Darien from 1950 to 1973.

Services are private. Memorial donations be made to the Thiede Fund at Penick Village for the benefit of Penick employees, P.O. Box 2001, Southern Pines, NC 28388.

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—by The Darien Times