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Jannie J. Shields, 91

Apr 12, 2015

Blue Earth Funeral services for Jannie J. Shields, age 91, Blue Earth, were held on Friday, April 10, 2015, at St. Luke’s Care Center, Blue Earth. Interment was held at Bass Lake Cemetery, rural Winnebago. Jannie died on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at St. Luke’s Care Center, Blue Earth.

Jannie Jones was born on Sept. 26, 1923 in rural Johnston County, N.C. to Nathan and Liza (Creech) Jones. She attended school in Johnston County, N.C. On Nov. 12, 1943 Jannie was united in marriage to Harold Shields in Johnston County. They later moved to Minnesota where they farmed by Bass Lake. Jannie was a cook while they lived on the farm and also after they moved to Winnebago in 1967. She retired in 1985. Jannie loved quilting, sewing and cooking. She loved spending time with her family.

Jannie is survived by one son, William Shields, of Woodstock; two daughters, Eleanor (Tom) Britt, of Four Oaks, N.C., Anita (LeRoy) Thomas, of Blue Earth; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Ralph; great granddaughter, Misty; three brothers and four sisters.