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Virginia Jones-Peterson, of North Branch, formerly of Mora, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Ecumen in North Branch.  She was 97 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mora with Rev. Tim Walker officiating.

VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service.

INTERMENT will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Memorials are preferred to the First Presbyterian Church in Mora.

Virginia Jones-Peterson, born in Cloverton, MN, went home to be with her lord on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the age of 97. Virginia loved teaching, and with her B.S. degree from the U of M, taught her more than 34 years.

She married Robert E. Jones. They had three children and spent 38 loving years together until his death. She later met Donald H. Peterson and enjoyed another 16 years of marriage. She lived at North Branch Ecumen where she was lovingly cared for by staff. She enjoyed visits, volunteering, playing cards, bingo, and scrabble.

Virginia is survived by brother Chuck (Ginger) Halsted; children Barbara (Darryl) Sletten, Darrell (Diana) Jones, and Robert (Jane) Jones; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends


  1. My deepest sympathies on your loss. I’m blessed to have known her and have had her as my teacher. I want to share, Two stories with her. I remember in grade school she said something to me, I didn’t hear. I don’t recall what I said, but she misheard me. What I remember next is her going to slap my face. I reached up, caught her hand in mid air and said “Mrs Jones, you don’t need to hit me. I’m not sure what I did but I’m sorry.” She hugged me at least once a day till school was out. I think it was 4th or 5th grade. About 14 years ago I seen her at People’s National Bank. I mentioned the whole thing to her and she didn’t recall it at first but I think shortly later she did. We talked for almost a half hour. When she had to go, she stood up and gave me a big hug. In one hug, I felt like that little grade school boy and like I was her favorite student ever. I’m forever grateful, wonderful, wonderful person! The last thing I heard her say as she walked with someone out of the bank was “I Love My Students” ( She didn’t say Loved, she never quit caring ) Class of 1988

  2. This is Chuck’s daughter Deb, I will not be able to make the service 97 years, hopefully she shared many stories with all, history of this is us! My heart is with all who loved her. Deb

  3. I remember when Mrs. Jones taught school at the Warman Country School when I was in the 6th grade . That was a long time ago . When ever years later I would see her around town she would always greet me with a smile an a hug . She is going to be missed by all .

  4. Mrs. Jones was my 4th grade teacher at Willard school in Knife Lake township. She was responsible for grades 1-8, although there were not students in every grade. I was the only 4th grader. I loved her and I had a very difficult time going to 5th grade in “town school” when Willard consolidated with the Mora district. Several years down the road she subbed in my son’s 4th grade class. Great teacher and I can still hear her laugh!

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