Robert W. Jordan

Robert (Bob) Wright Jordan, age 77, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 while at Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Charleston. Bob was born August 26, 1937, in St. Louis, the son of Fitzhugh and Audria Ethel (Coffman) Jordan. He married Dorothea A. “Dotty” Walsh in 1960, they later divorced in 1981.

Dr. Jordan was Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Eastern Illinois University from 1966-1991. His education included graduations from Soldan High School, Harris Jr. College, and Washington University. He furthered his education at the University of Minnesota, returning to St. Louis for completion of his PhD received July, 1966.

Bob leaves behind a large family of loved ones, including his biggest support group, Dotty Jordan and their four children, Mark R. Jordan (Denise), Champaign; Patricia L. Elam (Edward), Moweaqua; Scott W. Jordan (Rebecca), Nashville; and Laurie A. Gann (Michael), Charleston; 12 grandchildren and several spouses, and nine great-grandchildren. Bob is also survived by his brothers, Bill (Ola), and John, from St. Louis.

As per Bob’s wishes, there will be no services, just a private memorial for family. In memory of Bob, memorials may be made to Hilltop, 910 W. Polk, Charleston, IL 61920 or may be mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

Bob’s complete obituary and memorial website is available at where condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on obituaries.

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