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Funeral Services This Week For Pioneer Student Jordan Oliver

A memorial fund has also been established in Jordan’s name.

Funeral services have been set for the 11-year-old Bolingbrook girl who drowned Tuesday in a pond near .

's funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at , 660 Royce Road in Bolingbrook. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.

Jordan, a student at , was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday, nearly three hours after , officials said.

A water rescue was performed Tuesday night by dive teams from Bolingbrook and Naperville.

Emergency personnel immediately began CPR on Jordan before transporting her to.

According to witnesses, Jordan was playing, jumping in and out of the pond, when she slipped under the water and did not come back up.

Detectives have been able to determine a group of approximately six boys and girls planned to go "bridge jumping" at this location, said Lt. Michael Rompa.

Each person in the group participated by entering the bridge on the outside of the handrail and would then jump into the water.

"Jordan completed the jump from the bridge into the water on her first attempt and was able to return to the shore," Rompa said. "On her second attempt, she came back up from the water above the surface after the jump, but then descended into the water and did not resurface."

Jordan is survived by her mother and father, Denise (Hylton) and Jamal Oliver of Bolingbrook; two sisters Jasmine and Jacquelyn Oliver; and one brother, Devin Oliver; grandparents The Honorable Eugene Oliver Jr. and Hope, and Denzil and Olva Monica Hylton; and great grandmother Ethelyn Oliver.

The day after his daughter's death, Jamal Oliver called a press conference .

“She was a born leader,” he said. “She was bright, inquisitive, proud … she loved playing outside.”

A memorial fund has been established in Jordan’s name at , 254 South Weber Road, Bolingbrook. Contributions may be made at any PNC Bank location.

Arrangements are being handled by Hayes Funeral & Cremation Service of Bolingbrook.

Mercier Family May 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM
I attended the funeral..we truly love and miss you Jordan. Mercier Family
Kimberly Hall June 03, 2013 at 11:17 PM
This is really very sad and my heartfelt condolences to the family of Jordan. We really never knew did happen to her why she wasn't able to get out of the water. Maybe she had cramps our but, I just do hope that her family will find comfort knowing that many people love her. -http://www.crosby-ngray.com/

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