Judith Nannie (Hamilton) Gordon, 96, of Rothville, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007.
Memorial services will be held at Rothville Baptist Church at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, under the direction of Rev. Steven Pinnell of Hamilton United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Rothville Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening.
She was born March 5, 1910, at the Rothville home of her parents, William Frank and Jennie Allen Hamilton. On March 10, 1933, she married Homer R. Gordon of rural Rothville at the same family home. In June 1993, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She had been a member of the Rothville Baptist Church since 1918, serving as Sunday School teacher, music director, pianist and organist. She was a graduate of Rothville High School, Stephens College in Columbia and Truman State University in Kirksville. She taught for 22 years in area schools. She was a 79-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, and a 50-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, holding state offices eight of those years. She was a charter member of the Linn County Community Chorus, singing over 30 years with the group. In 1976, she was first alternate to the Missouri Mother of the Year. From 2000 to 2005, she was a member of a cancer research program.
She is survived by five children, Allene G. Keller of Marceline, William H. Gordon of Rothville, Mary Achor of Scottsdale, Ariz., Frank Gordon of Columbia, H. Ray Gordon and Susie Gordon of Solon, Iowa; a sister, Helen K. Wurst of Hardyston Township, N.J.; 12 grandchildren, including Robert Gordon of Marshall; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two nephews; three cousins; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.