Virginia Ashworth

Virginia Ashworth

VILLA GROVE — Virginia Rose Ashworth of Villa Grove left her earthly home Sunday (Feb. 10, 2019). Virginia was born Nov. 25, 1932, a daughter to Vern and Rema (Elkins) Fulk in Olney. She married Ben Ashworth on Dec. 10, 1948.

Virginia 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 preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, one daughter and two granddaughters.

Virginia took great pride in being the loving matriarch of an abundant family. She was a beloved wife for 57 years, a mother for 69, a grandmother for 48, a great-grandmother for 28 and a great-great-grandmother for six. Virginia put the Lord God first in all she did every day. She also enjoyed playing bingo, crossword puzzles, cross-stitching and making crafts. Virginia was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Villa Grove, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Villa Grove VFW.

Services will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove. Pastor Bill Henry will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the services. Burial to follow in Villa Grove Cemetery.