Rosa Lee Collius

Rosa Lee Collius (Artrip)

Saturday, June 20th, 1936 - Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Obituary

Rosa Lee Artrip Collius, age 82, of Cleveland, Va., passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, surrounded by family and the loving staff of Commonwealth Senior Living in Cedar Bluff, Va. Rosa was born on June 20, 1936, in Artrip, Va., the daughter of the late Ruth and Henry (Chick) Artrip. She was a 1954 graduate of Cleveland High School and had a long career at Clinchfield / Pittston Coal Company, where she made lifelong and cherished friends. In 1967 she married Paul Collius and they had 43 years together before his passing. They were members of Cleveland Baptist Church and found great joy, love, and support from their church family.

Rosa enjoyed her last years at Commonwealth Senior Living. At home there she not only received excellent care, she was loved. Touching the hearts of the staff, home health nurses and the many friends she made there, as she had throughout her live.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Henry (Chick) Artrip; husband, Paul Collius; sisters, Idana (Ken) Bullock, Wyneva (Charlie) Gregston, Eura (Farley) Vance; brothers, Armond “Zip” (Lillian) Artrip, Marion “Sleepy” (Addie Mae) Artrip, Clyde “Choke” Artrip, and Herman “Blue” Artrip; nephews, Mark Artrip and Ronald Artrip; niece, Shannon Artrip Collins.

Survivors include her caregiver and niece Carolyn Vance; sister-in-law, Phyllis Artrip, many, many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and even great-great nieces and nephews; and the multitude of friends she made during her life, all of whom she loved.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in the Owens Funeral Service Chapel with Larry Rasnake officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Share memories and condolences with the family at www.owensfuneralservice.com.

Owens Funeral Service, (276) 889-1212, 7 Tate Ave., Lebanon, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Owens Funeral Service
    Address
    7 Tate Street
    LEBANON, VA 24266
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 8:00pm
    Location
    Owens Funeral Service
    Address
    7 Tate Street
    LEBANON, VA 24266
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  • Interment

    Location
    Ketron Memorial Gardens
    Address
    Main Street
    LEBANON, VA 24266
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    A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon.

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Gail Bottiglierie

Posted at 10:04pm
Carolyn and family - My prayers go out to you on the passing of your Aunt Rosie.
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Tillie France

Posted at 06:52pm
I had the privedge of having Miss Rosa in Sunday School while she was at Commonwealth. She became a precious friend and was faithful to the class when she was able to be out. She is missed. God bless each of you.
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Lois Mullins

Posted at 09:25am
Dear family, I was saddened at the passing of sweet Rosie. I worked for years at Pittston with her. She was always such a kind, sweet lady. I went to visit her in Lebanon when she was at the nursing home there. She was the same sweet person. My condolences to the entire family, Carolyn, Mike Vance, Bridgett, all the nieces and nephews, brothers & sisters. May God give each of you peace & comfort.
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Posted at 02:26pm
We are thinking of you. Benny, Michelle, Sarah, Justin, & Jesse
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Wanda Fields

Posted at 10:53am
My deepest condolences to the family in the loss of Rosie, as we so fondly called her during the many years we worked together at Pittston. We had an everlasting friendship that I will never forget but will cherish and thank the Lord for each day.
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