Virginia Ashworth

Virginia Ashworth, 86, of Villa Grove, mother of two Fisher residents, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019,

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove. The Rev. Bill Henry will officiate. Burial will be in Villa Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour before the services.

Mrs. Ashworth was born Nov. 25, 1932, a daughter of Vern and Rema (Elkins) Fulk in Olney. She married Ben Ashworth Dec. 10, 1948. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Reifsteck of Fisher; two sons, Benny (Julie) Ashworth of Arcola and Charlie Ashworth of Fisher; and five sisters, Jean Houchin, Dorothy Gumble, Violet Buckels, Marilyn Buckels and Carolyn Sue Fleshner.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one daughter and two granddaughters.

Mrs. Ashworth took great pride in being the loving matriarch of an abundant family. She was a wife for 57 years, a mother for 69, a grandmother for 48, a great-grandmother for 28 and a great-great-grandmother for six.

She put the Lord God first in all she did every day. She also enjoyed playing bingo, crossword puzzles, cross-stitching and making crafts.

She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Villa Grove, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Villa Grove VFW.

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