Virginia Jones


Funeral services for 95-year old Virginia Jones will be held June 14, 2024, at 2:00 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, NE.

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Virginia Ann (Kane) Jones was born Dec 29, 1928, to parents Iverene and Ray Kane in Jackson, IL. She passed away peacefully at the Keystone Retirement Home in Omaha, NE on Feb 19, 2024.  

After graduating high school and technical college, Virginia moved to Hastings, NE where she met and married Jerry Jones. They moved to Chadron, NE in 1966 and over the next 30 years raised their family of five children and many dogs. 

Virginia completed her master’s degree at Chadron State College and then began a long and fulfilling career as an elementary school teacher in the Chadron Public School System where she touched many lives. 

Virginia was immensely proud of the fact that 3 generations of her family graduated from Chadron State College, for which they were recognized in 2013 with the CSC Family Tree Award, and she supported the college as an alum for many years.

Virginia enjoyed playing bridge and was very engaged in the Chadron United Methodist Church. She was also an avid Nebraska Cornhusker and Denver Bronco fan and always had a book or crossword puzzle close at hand. 

She also loved her Pomeranian dogs and spent many years with her significant other Jack Carnahan, who meant the world to her. 

Virginia was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy, brother Richard, and daughters-in-law Christine Jones and Kelly Jones. She was also preceded in death by her ex-husband Jerry Jones and significant other Jack Carnahan. 

Virginia will be missed and is survived by her five children: Bruce Jones (Christine-deceased), Rae Jones (Gillis), Doug Jones (Deb), Kevin Jones (Kelly-deceased) and Mardi Whitley (James). 

Virginia is also survived by her grandchildren Jenni Peyton (John), Tony Jones (Jessica), Chris Jones (Janet), Will Jones (Annamae), Robert Jones, Maggie Jones-Baumfauk (Ricky), Adam Lowry (Aubrey), Jeremy Lowry (Lauren) and Mathew Lowry; and 9 great-grandchildren.