Mrs. Vinson passed away at 3:15 am Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was born January 27, 1924 to the late Riley and Dora Poat Durbin.
Mrs. Vinson was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was active in the Daughters of Isabella and the 4H Club. She had been employed as a dietician at Lourdes Hospital and had been an Avon representative.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Shaffer and husband Gary of Paducah and Deanna Bealmear and husband Jim of Cadiz; three sons, David Vinson and wife Lorie of Hudson, Ohio, Danny Vinson of Paducah and Donald Vinson of Edgewood; two sisters, Edith Wurth of Paducah and Sister Jean Mary of Louisville; four brothers, Richard Durbin, Lawrence Durbin, Benny Durbin and Paul Durbin, all of Paducah; 10 grandchildren Ginny Shaffer, Gary Shaffer, Jeff Shaffer, Melissa Choate, Chet Vinson, Kristen Vinson, Matt Vinson, Danielle Smith, Sarah Belt, Madelyn Vinson; four great grandchildren, Summer Choate, Colleen Shaffer, Addison Shaffer, and Callie Smith.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Chester Vinson; a daughter, Donna Vinson; three sisters, Sister Dorothy Marie, Deva Shoulta and Charlie Markell; and one brother, Alton Durbin.
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