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Neighbors Growing Together | Mar 21, 2018

Joyce A. Jordan

Mar 01, 2018

July 1, 1950 - February 26, 2018

Joyce A. Jordan, 67, of Burlington passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.


She was born on July 1, 1950, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Robert L. & Marcelene L. (Brownell) Jordan.  She was united in marriage to Ken Sandberg and they later divorced. Joyce worked for the Telephone Office in Mt. Pleasant and later for Northwestern Bell as an operator. In August of 1977, she started working for UPS in West Burlington as a clerk retiring in August of 2011. Following her retirement, she drove cars for J.D. Byrider.


She enjoyed motorcycle rides, spending time on the river and was an avid animal lover. Joyce gave many stray animals a loving home. On February 20, 2018, Joyce was baptized and became a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church.


Joyce is survived by her brother Jerry Jordan of West Burlington, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and her extended family, Angie (Scott) Willson, Matt Logan, Rennie Wasson, Barb Sandberg, LaVerne and Wanda Sandberg and her UPS family.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents.


Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel in Forest Home Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant with Rev. Elizabeth Bell officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Home Cemetery.


Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant to pay their respects from 2:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday March 2, 2018. Memorials have been established to PAW Animal Shelter or the Des Moines County Animal Shelter in her memory.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is caring for her arrangements.

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