July 5, 1923 - August 19, 2021
Virginia S. Jones, 98, of Rising City died peacefully at her home on Thursday, August 19, 2021 of natural causes. Per Virginia's wishes she will be cremated and a private family burial will be held at a later date. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: Memorials may be sent to: Ruth Ann McDonald P.O. Box 57 Rising City, NE 68658 to be used to establish a scholarship at the Shelby/Rising City Public School. Virginia S. Jones was born on July 5, 1923 at Johnson, Nebraska to Joseph and Ruth(Graham) Wade. She attended school in the Tecumseh area, graduating at age 16 from Tecumseh High School in 1939. After graduation, she taught school until her marriage to LaVerne Jones. Seven children were born to this union. When her youngest child was four, she returned to teaching and went on to earn her Bachelors Degree and her Masters Degree in Education from Peru State College by taking night courses while keeping her teaching job. She retired at 62 after 46 years of teaching. Virginia was a quilter, making over 150 quilts and she was still quilting right up until her death. She also enjoyed her fishing trips to Lake Oahe in South Dakota. Virginia loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing Scrabble, doing crossword puzzles, needlepoint and crocheting. Virginia moved from the Tecumseh area to Rising City in 2001 after her mother passed away. Virginia is survived by her children: Peggy(Ron) Sherman of Nebraska, Dave(Tina)Jones of Colorado, Bill (Connie) Jones of Texas, Scott (Peg) Jones of Nebraska, Tom Jones of Idaho, and Ruth Ann McDonald of Nebraska. 12 Grandchildren, numerous Great-grandchildren, several Great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1997, one son, Bob, one infant granddaughter, Nicole, three sisters: Marjorie Jewell, Lucille Daugherty, and Joan Downey. One brother, Ted Wade.
Virginia S. Jones, 98, of Rising City died peacefully at her home on Thursday, August 19, 2021 of natural causes. Per Virginia's wishes she will be cremated and a private family burial will be held at a later date. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: Memorials... View Obituary & Service Information
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