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Helen Josephine Jordan

December 22, 1928 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 91)

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Helen Josephine Jordan, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Mulberry Square.

She was born on December 22, 1928 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late William Hobba and Alta Mae (Horner) Hobba.

On August 24, 1949 she married Frederick Andrew Jordan.  He preceded her in death in 1999.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Elk Run.

Helen worked as a secretary for many different places around Punxsutawney, such as Jordan’s Stores, Ragley’s and the Cable Company, her all time favorite job was with the Bell Telephone Company.

Working was a true enjoyment for Helen, she took pride in her capabilities and brought incredible professionalism and knowledge to every job she held. 

Helen loved her family and especially adored her grandchildren.  Her face would light up with a smile and she would burst with excitement and pride when she would tell stories of her family and grandchildren.

Shopping was a favorite hobby for Helen, she also enjoyed gardening and taking care of her home.

She is survived by four children, Rick (Sue) Jordan of Punxsutawney, Vicky L. (Terry) Young of Punxsutawney, Mike (Candis) Jordan of Tacoma, Washington, and Tammy (Mike) Repp of Somers, New York; six grandchildren, Matt Jordan and Kayla Enslen, Amberly Jordan and Kevin Heinze, Ryan (Jaime) Young, Tonya (Paul) Laurent, Shane Repp and Kylie Repp; five great-grandchildren, Hannah and Reagan Young, Jackson and Max Laurent, and Brody Heinze; one sister, Florence Lewis of Meadville.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband Fred, one brother, Tobe Hobba, two sisters, Nellie Payne and Bessie DeFoor.

Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. officiated by Pastor Joey Payne.

Interment will follow at Ridgemount Cemetery, Bell Township, Jefferson County.

Memorial donations may be made to the The Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.





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August 22, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.
115 East Union St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Funeral Service
August 22, 2020

11:00 AM
Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.
115 East Union St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767

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