Nellerene Jordan, 80, of Connersville passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Reid Health, Richmond.

The daughter of Virginia Combest Smallwood, Nellerene was born in Russell Springs, Kentucky on April 16, 1941.

On March 17, 1958, Nellerene was married to her high school sweetheart, Richard “Dick” Jordan of Vernon, Indiana and they moved to Connersville in 1976. Along with her husband, they took over the Shelter Insurance Agency and founded J and J Jewelry Store in which she continued to operate following her husband’s passing on March 9, 2011.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and with her daughter, Janet Rowland, organized bereavement dinners for the congregation for many years. In her leisure time, she enjoyed spending time with her family especially cooking for them and loving on her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Warren (Connie) Jordan of Connersville and Kevin (Joleen) Jordan of Rushville; eight grandchildren, Joshua (Wayne) Jordan, Justin (Nicole) Jordan, Jeremy (Sheri) Jordan, Caleb (Robin) Jordan, Deidre (Geoff) Abraham, Jacob Jordan, Janae (Chris) Rowland, Brittney (Eric) Allen; fourteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rosie Johnson, Emma Ray, and Faye (Alberto) Nieves, all of Louisville, Kentucky; a brother, James Bailey of Louisville, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her husband of 52 years, Dick Jordan, Nellerene is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Janet Rowland who passed away on September 30, 2021 and a daughter in law, Nancy Jordan who passed away on January 21, 2010.

Family and friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery.

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