Mrs. Amy Ashworth Vines, 62, who dedicated her unselfish life to
the service of her parents and her children, died at Sunday (18 Nov 1956) at her home at 320 E. Second street.
Death came unexpectedly despite the face that Mrs. Vines had
been ill for the last 11 weeks of a heart condition. She rallied from an
acute attack of heart illness, that caused her to be
confined in WelbornMemorialBaptistHospital in Evansville, to return to her home late in
September. While her condition had apparently worsened somewhat during
the past week she was not regarded as critically ill until a short time before
The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home. It will remain there through the funeral service to be conducted at
Wednesday in Short-Niehaus chapel by
Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of FirstMethodistChurch, and Rev. William E. Stark, vicar of St. John's Episcopal Church. Burial will be
in Bellefontaine cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harry A. Gerber, Mrs. Thomas
S. Sykes and Mrs. J. Kenneth Ranes, all of Mt.Vernon, and a sister, Miss Margaret Ashworth,
directress of nurses at BoehneHospital near Evansville. The daughter, Mrs. Ranes, is the women's page editor of The Democrat.
She and her husband and the mother resided together.
Mrs. Vines' ancestry dated back to the very beginnings of Posey county and beyond that to Revolutionary war stock. She
was a member of General Thomas Posey chapter (Mt.Vernon) Daughter of the American Revolution.
She was born in Point township and resided there the greater part
of her life. Her parents were Theodore C. Ashworth, Point township farmer
and Democratic leader, and Mary Ellen Ramsey Ashworth. During her rural
residence she was an active member of the no longer existing GreathouseMethodistChurch in Point.
Mrs. Vines had a genius for friendship and neighborliness.
Sincerely interested in others beyond the confines of her own home
and fireside, she expressed that interest quietly but none the less effectively
by giving unstintedly of herself, her love and her
sympathy to all who needed them. Because of that interest in others,
especially children, she remained young in spirit and thoroughly in tune with
all that transpired about her.