Community celebrates the life of outstanding educator

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Susan Jordan (Photo courtesy of IndyStar)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 30, 2016) – Thousands will gather Saturday afternoon at St. Luke’s Methodist Church to celebrate the life of Susan Jordan.

Jordan died Tuesday when a bus jumped a curb, hitting and killing her.

Students, parents, family, friends and coworkers gathered Friday for Jordan’s viewing at St. Lukes Methodist Church to say their goodbyes to the well-respected educator.

Besides being remembered as an outstanding educator, Jordan will also be remembered as a hero.  She is credited for saving several students’ lives when she pushed them out of the way of the bus.

Investigators found nothing mechanically wrong with the bus and State Police inspected and approved the bus just four days before the crash.
IMPD says it could take weeks to file a report on the accident and then it will be sent to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

The school district has called the bus driver, who hasn’t yet been named, a model employee.

Jordan’s funeral is at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Methodist Church and is open to the public. She will have a private burial at Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson, Kentucky.

The family is requesting donations to the Susan Jordan Memorial Fund at the Lawrence Township School Foundation. You can call at (317) 423-8300. The family also requests donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Classes will resume at Amy Beverland Elementary School on Monday.

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