The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


June 25, 2013

Jordan Toft Bottje

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Jordan Toft Bottje, age 23, of Bentonville, Ark., passed away suddenly on Friday, June 21, 2013, at Northwest Arkansas Medical Center in Bentonville.

Born April 22, 1990, in Joplin, Mo., she was a 2007 graduate of Ozark High School in Ozark, Mo., where she was a member of National Honor Society. She received her Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and her Bachelor of Science in Transportation and Logistics from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Jordan was the youngest to complete the Honors Program at Walton School of Business, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She was also awarded the honor of Outstanding Graduate of the Information Systems degree program.

Jordan worked as a logistics engineer for J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., where she also served her internship from 2009 to 2011.

She was a member of South Gate Baptist Church, of Springfield, Mo.

She met the love of her life and soul mate, Tyler Bottje, four years ago and they were married on May 11, 2013, in Lowell, Ark. He survives.

Additional survivors include her parents, David and Shelly (Simon) Toft, of Bentonville; maternal grandparents, Rev. Robert (Bob) and Barbara Simon, of Carl Junction; paternal grandparents, Ossie and Martha Toft, of Aurora, Mo.; three aunts, Cindy Moudy and husband, Mike, of Carl Junction, Rhonda Curry and husband, Mike, of Joplin, and Rev. Mary Lou Toft, of Noel, Mo.; Tyler's parents, Walter and Sari Bottje, of Fayetteville, Ark.; grandparents, Joyce and Will Bottje, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; grandmother, Margaret "Buni" Shupe, of Carbondale, Ill.; several cousins, extended family, cherished friends, coworkers; and her beloved dog, Buster.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2925 Old Missouri Road, Fayetteville, with Rev. Nolan Carrier and Pastor Clint Schnekloth officiating. Interment will follow in Pinnacle Memorial Gardens in Rogers, Ark., under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, beginning at 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

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