Margie Ruth Vines, 87, of Festus died Nov. 27, 2019, at Crystal Oaks Nursing Center in Festus. Mrs. Vines was a clerk and bookkeeper at West End Pharmacy in Bonne Terre. She and her husband owned and operated Fults Floral Shop in Festus for several years. She enjoyed crafting, crocheting, crewel embroidering and calligraphy, and used her skills to design keepsake Christmas ornaments, invitations and place cards for family weddings, afghans and doilies. She and her husband loved to travel, especially with their friends Mike and Janice Page. Born May 30, 1932, in Bonne Terre, she was the daughter of the late Beulah (White) and Alonzo Akers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years: William R. “Bill” Vines, a former Festus Junior High School principal.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law: Meryl Akers of St. Louis and Judy Connor of Georgia; a brother-in-law: Ronald Vines of Birmingham, Ala.; eight nieces and nephews: Robert (Lee Ann) Vines of St. Louis, Gary (Janice) Vines of Colorado, Thomas Vines of Waynesville, Kathryn Akers of St. Louis, Gay Vines of Montgomery, Ala., James (Donna) Akers of St. Louis, Susan (John) Blattel of St. Louis and William (Janine) Akers of Kansas City; two godchildren: Amanda (Tony) Fischer of Festus and Michael (Elizabeth) Page Jr. of Kansas City, Kan.; and neighbors Roy, Betty and Jeff Leftridge of Festus.
She was preceded in death by a brother: James Akers; two sisters-in-law: Jeanette Robinson and Madelyn Vines; two brothers-in-law: Brannon and Robert Vines; and a nephew: Paul Vines.
Visitation is at 11 a.m. and a funeral service is scheduled for noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at Vinyard Funeral Home, 616 W. Main St., in Festus. Burial will follow in St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home.