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Marie Jordan had a plan to live to age 100, and her children knew better than to doubt anything their mother had in mind.

Jordan came down with polio when she was 23, emerged with a brace on one leg and bore seven children in the next eight years. Jordan beat breast cancer at age 62. She broke her leg three times, her hip once, and had her heart broken in 2003 when her husband, Jim,

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