In Loving Memory

Helen Rebecca Jordan
2/11/1926 - 2/9/2013


Helen Rebecca Jordan, age 86, of Knox (Nickleville), died early Saturday morning, February 9, 2013 at her home following a sudden illness.

Born February 11, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Ethel Shorts.

She married Norris C. Jordan on January 31, 1947 and he preceded her in death on December 30, 2003.

Helen was a homemaker and attended the Nickleville Presbyterian Church. She loved sewing and making quilts. She also crocheted and enjoyed making Navajo Indian weave rugs, a skill she learned from her mother.

Her family was especially important to her and her life focused around her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and even her grand dog, Willie.

Survivors include a son: Daniel C. Jordan and his wife, Pam, of Cranberry; three daughters: Becky Jordan of Knox, Brenda Jordan of Cranberry and Barbara Exley of Knox; seven grandchildren: Mike Jordan, Lisa Jordan Thompson and her husband, Matt; Tanya Clark and her husband, Don; Deana Irwin and her husband, Patrick; Jackie Switzer and her husband, Dan; Ryan Exley and his wife; Valerie and Jason Exley; five great grandchildren: Ashley, Andrew, Mya, Riley and Bronson.

Helen is also survived by two brothers and two sisters: R. Eugene Shorts and his wife, Carol, of El Paso, Texas; Sam Shorts and his wife, Marilyn, of Meadville; Nancy Young of Franklin and Shirley Ross of Cranberry.

In addition to her mother and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jessica Schmader.

Family and friends will be received from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, February, 11, 2013 at the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc., 430 Mendenhall Avenue, Knox.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in the funeral home with the Reverend Sue Montgomery, pastor of the Nickleville Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Nickleville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given in the name of Helen R. Jordan to the Nickleville Presbyterian Church, 169 Valley Church Road, Emlenton, PA 16373

Online condolences may be sent to Helen’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com


Online Condolences

From:  Kathy Gallagher   Franklin PA

Relationship:  friend

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, may your many memories see you through.

Sent:  2/11/2013

From:  Joie Alden   Franklin PA

Relationship:  family friend

Brenda, Tayna and family, Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to you and your family........

Sent:  2/11/2013

From:  Donna Rossman Freebourn   Austin Texas

Relationship:  friend

Helen was a wonder mom. She will be missed. Danny, Becky, Brenda and Barbie, my prayers are with you. My Jesus comfort you in this time of loss.

Sent:  2/11/2013

From:  R.Eugene Shorts   El Paso Texas

Relationship:  Brother

Dearist Sister Your sudden passing was a real shock especialy for one so healthy Memories of fun,laughterandfamilygathering area precious legacyfor all of us. Sadly we all will miss you very much but knowing you are in a beter Place BrotherGene& Family

Sent:  2/11/2013

From:  Beverly Jordan   Parker PA

Relationship:  Cousin

Becky and Family - I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Just know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sent:  2/12/2013

From:  Katie and Forest Donahey   Cranberry PA

Relationship:  Friend

We are so sorry for the sudden loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sent:  2/12/2013

From:  Pamela Shreffler Cole   Las Cruces NM

Relationship:  cousin

Dear Becky and all, I am truly sorry to hear of your mother's passing away. My dad spoke often of her and I have fond memories of her when I was young. I know from my heart that the loss you feel and the grief that pains you know will heal with the passing of time. Much Love, Pam

Sent:  2/18/2013

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