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Francis "Gene" Eugene Jordan, 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital.
He was born July 27, 1933, in Hancock County, to Francis and Violet Luella (Jackson) Jordan. He lived in Shirley and Markleville all of his life. Gene owned and operated the Cozy Corner in Markleville for almost 30 years. He had also worked for Delco Remy for 15 years.
Gene was a member of Shirley Christian Church. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Anderson and the Eagles in New Castle, both for 30 years. He was also a member of the Markleville Masonic Lodge 629 F&AM.
He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Kay Hedrick; children, Ruth House of Willow Branch, Donald (wife, Judy) Jordan of Willow Branch, and Pamela Marine of Arlington, Indiana; grandchildren, Russel Parke, Jacqueline Parke, Bryon Jordan, Jeremiah Gabbard and Noah Gabbard; special friend, Ellen Smith; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Condo & St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, officiated by Gary Sickle. Burial will be at McCray Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to Shirley Christian Church.
Published on December 22, 2017
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