Western remembers Jordan Swearngin

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Jordan Swearngin, 22, died Sunday, Sept 6th at her home in Maryville, Missouri.

She was a Western student working toward a degree in Health and Exercise Science. She had planned to graduate in May of 2016.

Jordan was a happy individual and a devout Christian.

“Jordan definitely had a heart for God, and to us that’s why she was the way she was,” Jordan’s father, Nick Swearngin, said. “That was just Christ shining through her.”

He also described her as being beautiful, but also a bit of a goofball.

“She could be silly and goofy and fun,”Jordan’s mother, Jennie Swearngin, said.

Jordan’s parents say that she had a way of walking into a room and becoming friends with everyone.  She would command a room, but not in a snobbish way.  She would simply become friends with everyone in the room.

“She always had a positive outlook on everything, only saw the good in people and so very forgiving,” says Ashley Berger, Jordan’s best friend and fellow Western student. “I’ve never met anyone who disliked her.”

Ashley and Jordan met for the first time when Ashley told her that she had a booger hanging out of her nose.

“… We became friends in that exact moment,” says Ashley.

Ashley believes that Jordan’s main focus was improving the world around her.

“She left the world a better place than when she found it, and for that we will always be grateful,” tells Ashley.

She was preceded in death by her uncle, Joe; cousin, Lisa; grandpa, Len; and cousin, Nicholas.

She is survived by her father, Nick; mother, Jennie; brother, Blake; Papa John; grandma, Sherry; grandma, Dorothy; and many cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Services were held at her church, Abundant Life Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit, Thursday and Friday.

Jordan is buried at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens in Lee’s Summit.

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