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In Loving Memory
Dr Ruth Ann Jordan
10/12/1928 - 6/20/2012

Dr. Ruth Ann Jordan, born October 12, 1928 in Wayne County, Indiana to Esther and Willard Jordan, passed away June 20, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  


She was the loving mother of Diane J (Bert) Saper and Linda J (Jock) Mutschler. She was the proud grandmother of March Saper, Jordan Mutschler and Brodie Mutschler.


Dr. Jordan was predeceased by her brother John Morris Jordan and her younger sister Jane Jordan Nelson.  


She is survived by her older sister Barbara Jordan Hansen.  


Dr. Jordan graduated from New Castle High School in 1946 and from Indiana University in 1950. She received her MD from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1957. For nearly 50 years, Dr. Jordan practiced medicine as a clinical physician in colleges, corporations and universities in and around Boston, Massachusetts.  Often she was the first woman to hold a medical position at these institutions.  Of particular interest to her was Occupational Medicine. She was the first woman elected President of the New England Occupational Medical Association and served as President from 1981 to 1984. She was also President of the Norfolk County Medical Society from 1999 to 2001.  She was a member of the Columbia University Club of New England.


If desired, the family has asked that memorial gifts be addressed to the Trustees of Columbia University (memo:  Ruth Ann Jordan Scholarship Fund) and sent to the Office of Development – Attention Laura Tenenbaum, Columbia University Medical Center, 100 Haven Ave., Suite 29D, New York, NY 10032.  

A private burial will be held on June 30th in New Castle, Indiana.


Macer-Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services in New Castle, Indiana is handling the services.


Online condolences may be made at


Macer-Hall Funeral Director’s Sam Hall, Gary Hall, and Mike Ragan are honored to conduct the services.


Online Condolences
From: Truman G. Pope   Oxford Ohio
Relationship:  High School Classmate 1946

I was grieved to read of the passing of Dr. Ruth Ann Jordan. We shared some classes at NHS during the war years. She was such a sweet, intelligent and personable girl. I recall her father, businessman Willard Jordan. She was an outstanding lady and I'm sure she'll be missed. Sincerely, Classmate Truman G. Pope
Sent:  6/22/2012
From: Jan Uebelherr   Milwaukee Wi
Relationship:  Friend

We were lucky to spend a fun week in July 2009 with Dr. Jordan in her beloved Nantucket home. A treasured memory for us. We will miss you, Ruth.
Sent:  6/24/2012
From: Pat Todd Lawson   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  1946 Classmate

Just wanted to express my sorrow at the loss of a lovely classmate. Ruth Ann was such a nice person, alway so kind and upbeat. Sinerely, Pat Todd Lawson
Sent:  6/30/2012

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