Connie Marie Kirby Jordan, 72 of rural Urbana, formerly of St. Joseph, sang her way into heaven on Thursday, September 16, 2021. She passed away at home.
Connie was born July 24, 1949 in Paxton, to Lawrence and Eva Kirby, who preceded her in death. Connie had two brothers, Eugene of Champaign and Larry (Jennifer)of Rantoul.
Connie was married on July 28, 1972 to Gary Jordan and they had three sons, Jacob (Jeanetta) of Tompkinsville, KY, Joshua (Lamonica) of Dublin, TX and Matthew of Urbana. There are also three grandchildren, Nikolas, Lucas, and Lily.
Connie was the first full time secretary for the Champaign Fire Department, taking short hand and typing over 85 words per minute. Later she typed papers for her husband while he attended the University of Illinois. She also typed briefs and contracts for her husband as he was a union official for the A.P.W.U. in Champaign.
Connie loved the Lord, children and elderly people. She was pro-life. She had a Christian Daycare in rural St. Joseph for 12 years. Connie helped and ran a Christian Teen Center at the St. Joseph
Church of Christ for over 10 years. Connie in her later years became a CNA and worked for Diversified Healthcare, specializing in elderly people. She loved caring for people.
Connie performed and sang at many nursing homes, churches, and sporting events. She also enjoyed the Bible, gardening, knitting and embroidery. She will be missed, and is loved by many.
Graveside services will be held September 25, 2021 at 1:30PM at the Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo, Il, friends and family are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to help defer the cost of funeral services. Contributions can be made out to Freese Funeral Home c/o Connie Jordan, 202 W. Main, Sidney, Il 61877.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Connie Jordan, please visit our floral store.