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Bette K Jordan

December 2, 2018
Bette K Jordan
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Bette K. Jordan, 98, of River Forest, passed away on December 2, 2018 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Forbes E. Jordan; loving mother of Susan Jordan and Sally Jordan of Chicago, and Nancy Jordan of Media, Pa.; cherished grandmother of Sarah Rose Jordan and Nicholas Jordan Diefenbach; dear daughter of the late Oscar C. and Eva Kleinow (nee Conway); fond sister of the late Violet Rottschafer and the late Jack P. Kleinow; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Bette grew up in Oak Park and later moved to River Forest where she raised her family. She had a long career in public relations. She learned the trade while working at the Patricia Stevens modeling and talent agency in Chicago during the 1950s. She handled press relations and publicity for the agency, including the agency’s sponsorship of the Miss Chicago contest, which was part of the Miss America organization. A few years later, she became the head of public relations for the Oak Park Public Schools, a position she held for 17 years. Bette also had a second career as a real estate broker for F.C. Pilgrim Co. in Oak Park where she was a member of the Million Dollar Club.

Bette was an accomplished writer and published several articles in the Chicago Tribune. She was ahead of her time as a working mother. She was active in several charities and a longtime member of the River Forest Presbyterian Church. She will be greatly missed by her family and many others who knew her.

Services and Interment Private. Memorials to Oak Park Animal Care League or The Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago are appreciated.

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Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago

157 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

Animal Care League

1011 Garfield Street
Oak Park, IL 60304

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