Beloved mother, sister, grandmother, friend… and all-around firecracker Jeannine Kline Jordan, passed away at her home in Marshall, Texas on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the age of 90. Her life was lived to the fullest and she enjoyed every minute of it. She was dearly loved and will be missed by many. Her influence on her family and everyone she met… along with her witty but wise sayings… will forever impact those who knew her.
Jeannine was born March 29, 1929 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Daniel Kline and Jewel (Lovin) Kline but lived most of her life in Marshall. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alton James Jordan, one son Gary Lynn Jordan and one grandson Jacob Michael Jordan.
She is survived by her son Jimmy Jordan (and his wife Kay Jordan) of Marshall, TX and her daughter Tammy Jordan Pack (and her husband Wes Pack) of Fredericksburg, TX. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Joshua Jordan, Savannah Sikes and Sealy Sikes and three great-grandchildren, Lane Jordan, Caleb Jordan and Teya Jordan Backlund. Both of her siblings also survive her, Charmaine Arnauld of Marshall, TX and Billy Kline (and his wife Nancy Kline) of Branson, MO.
Jeannine graduated from Marshall High School in 1947 and soon thereafter married Alton James “Jimmy” Jordan. They made their home in Marshall for many years. Jimmy preceded her in death in 2007.
Jeannine was very proud of the work she did in raising her family but also enjoyed working outside the home. She worked for several years for Safeway stores before taking a few years off to raise her daughter full-time. Later she pursued her entrepreneurial dream and opened Country Cottage on Hwy. 59 N, first selling vintage and antique items and eventually focusing on selling quilts and home accessories.
She was a member of the Church of Christ and over the years had served often as a Sunday School teacher. She loved her dogs and had a huge heart for animals; so in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her honor be made to your local SPCA or the charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend their most heartfelt thanks to Amy Martin, Marie Pritchard, and Nova Johnson along with others who provided Jeannine with such exceptional, compassionate care in her final months and days… even on her ornery days! A private burial will be held by the family at a future date. On line condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com