Valetta "Bobbie" Lorraine Jones


January 20, 1920 - October 29, 2011


Valetta “Bobbie” Lorraine Jones was born January 20, 1920, to William and Luella (Hartman) Rifen in Wright County, IA. She grew up and attended school in Eagle Grove, IA and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1937. She worked as a secretary for Governor Blue for three years. On January 1, 1939, she married Leonard Jones at Fairmont, MN. They lived in Dayton, OH and moved to Rapid City in 1942. In 1946, they moved to Winner, SD where she was the office manager for the Federal Land Bank for thirty-one years. They lived in Winner for fifty-nine years until moving to Mitchell in 2005. She was a member of the Winner United Methodist Church in Winner, and the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell.

She is survived by one son, Rodney “Rocky” Jones and wife, Mabel of Mitchell, two grandchildren, Kaylynn Koch and husband, Glenn of Kansas City, MO, Rodney Jones Jr. and wife, Malisa of Mount Vernon, four great-grandchildren: Krista and Josh Koch and Chayna and Jenna Jones. She was preceded in death by here husband Leonard, June 8, 2007, six brothers and six sisters.


Monday, October 31, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, November 1, 2011
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Betty (Swanson) Zimprich on October 31, 2011
Rocky, my thouights are with you and your family. It is never easy to loose a parent regardless their age. Growing up I remember Bobbie and Leonard in church and around town as always being so cheerful and friendly and taking time to talk. God bless you and be with you at this time.

Betty and Joe
Posted by Shanna Weiss on October 30, 2011
Rocky and family
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was obviously a remarkable lady to have raised such a kind and thoughtful son.
Thank you for all you do for our "Mother"
The Weiss/Beiswanger Families
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