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Monday, May 13, 2019 12:20 pm

Former diocese schools superintendent dies

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

An educator who committed four decades to Catholic schools – most recently as superintendent for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend – has died following a battle with cancer.

Marsha A. Jordan was 67.

She recently retired as superintendent, a position she held since 2014, and she received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award last month. It is one of the highest distinctions of honor bestowed by the governor.

In a news release announcing Jordan's award, Associate Superintendent Amy Johns described the diocese as blessed to have had Jordan as a leader for over 40 years.

"Her dedication and leadership have impacted generations of children," Johns said in a statement.