OBITUARY

Virginia Byrne Adye

September 19, 1928January 21, 2023
Obituary of Virginia Byrne Adye
Virginia Byrne Adye, 94, of Evansville, IN, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Good Samaritan Home. She was born in rural Spencer County, Indiana, on September 19, 1928, to Claude and Idah Byrne. Virginia was a life-long teacher of music. A member of the Methodist Temple since 1950, she was active in a variety of community organizations, including the American Association of University Women, Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority, the Evansville Musicians Club, and she served as a docent at the Evansville Museum. A graduate of both Evansville College and Indiana University, she taught music in the Newburgh and Evansville Public schools in the 1950’s. However, she spent the majority of her life - over three-quarters of a Century - sharing her love of music with hundreds of private piano students. The knowledge, life-lessons, and love of music she shared with generations of Tri-state youth will have continuing influence long after her passing. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Jay (d.1920) and Doris (d.1945); and her husband, Arthur Robert Adye (d.2004). Virginia is survived by her son, Arthur, Jr. (Candace); her grandson, Arthur III (Leandra); and her great grandsons, Miles and Ellis Adye, all of Evansville; as well as nephews, Dr. Bruce Adye and Eric Spurrier; and nieces, Tammy Adams, Terri Chancellor, and Jamie Smith. Visitation will be held at Alexander East Chapel on Sunday, January 29, 2023 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Temple on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., with burial at New Hope Cemetery near Grandview, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Cemetery Memorial Fund, Grandview, IN, 47615. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

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  • FAMILY

  • Arthur Adye, Jr. (Candace) Son
  • Arthur Adye III (Leandra) Grandson
  • Miles Adye Great Grandson
  • Ellis Adye Great Grandson
  • Dr. Bruce Adye Nephew
  • Eric Spurrier Nephew
  • Tammy Adams Niece
  • Terri Chancellor Niece
  • Jamie Smith Niece
  • Claude and Idah Byrne Parents (deceased)
  • Jay Byrne Brother (deceased)
  • Doris Byrne Brother (deceased)
  • Arthur Robert Adye Husband (deceased)

Past Services

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Visitation

Monday, January 30, 2023

Visitation

Monday, January 30, 2023

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