Amy Jo Worth
"Ma Me"
32 Years Old

August 21, 1955 to May 2, 1988

Amy Jo Worth, of Madison, Wisconsin, was a completely loyal person to family and friends. Once her friend, always her friend.

A native of Tomah, Wisconsin, she loved flowers and vegetable gardens, camping, hiking and sailing. She loved music. Bob Dylan was one of her favorites. Spring was her favorite time of year. Sadly, she died on a beautiful day in May.

Amy was the youngest of four daughters. She worked for a medical health center programming prescriptions. She also worked part-time in a restaurant.

Amy was a great listener and had a great wit. She loved!


Amy Jo Worth, 32, of Madison, Wisconsin, was brutally beaten to death and burned in her apartment by her boyfriend, Jeffrey Rynes. It was a sadistic, horrible death with great pain.

They had been a couple for more than two years. They had attended the same high school and their families had known each other for more than 20 years. Unknown to Amy, he had a long criminal record and abused drugs.

Jeffrey Rynes was convicted of first degree murder and arson. He was sentenced to 13 and 1/2 years in prison for the murder and 3 and 1/2 years for the fire. For robberies previously committed, Rynes received seven years in prison.

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