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