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Friday, July 15 2022
Rowena Atkins Hess

Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 01:06 pm   |  Permalink   |  14 Comments  |  Email
Rowena was a fine Christian woman. It was an honor to be her relative. Rest in Peace.
Posted by Toni and Leonard Vance on 07/16/2022 - 02:31 PM
You've been such a wonderful friend to our entire family and have been a part of so many milestones in our lives. Heaven certainly gained a beautiful angel when he called you home and we will surely miss you. We're so happy that we were able to see you a few months ago where we were greeted with that big smile. You had such a huge impact on me as a child and anytime I saw you, you still called me "your little Jonathan". We will always love and cherish the time spent with you. We send our love and prayers to Larry, Lynda and the entire family. Love - Jonathan, Shanon, JW and Miranda Sharpe
Posted by The Sharpe Family on 07/16/2022 - 02:33 PM
Dear sweet Aunt Rowena, You touched more lives than you will ever know. Your warm, kind spirit radiated on your face with your smile and love of God, family, and life. You're loved and missed. We needed more time. I know you're rejoicing in heaven. We mourn for ourselves and the hole in our hearts. Fly high, sweet lady, until we meet again. Love, Debbie
Posted by Debbie Atkins Harvey on 07/16/2022 - 02:42 PM
So very sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers. Betsy
Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 07/16/2022 - 03:47 PM
You made us feel like a very important part of the church community. We loved her and thought of her often. Rest In Peace!
Posted by Fred and Joyce Klittich on 07/16/2022 - 06:00 PM
We knew Rowena when we lived in Victoria . We love her . Condolences to her family. Pastor Wayne and Debbie Searls
Posted by Pastor Wayne and Debbie Searls on 07/16/2022 - 08:08 PM
Rowena was a kind sweet woman who will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers for the family. John Austin sends his regards as well.
Posted by Dawn Coleman on 07/16/2022 - 11:01 PM
Sending love and light to all, we will miss you Aunt Rowena. My thanks to you for all the sweet memories over the years. Give Nanny the biggest hugs. Love - Kate, Carl, Chase, Cayden, and Sydney
Posted by Kate (Harvey) Parson on 07/17/2022 - 09:47 AM
Sorry to hear. She was a very sweet lady. She taught me and my sister piano lessons. I remember it like it was yesterday. She always had the happiest smile. I know she is in Heaven with the rest of the angels. May God comfort her family during this time.
Posted by Mike Pettry on 07/18/2022 - 03:15 PM
Rowena was one of the sweetest, kindest Christian ladies I've ever known. May her memory live on in all who knew her. We extend our love and sympathy to her family. Ron and Anita Mattox
Posted by Anita Mattox on 07/18/2022 - 05:22 PM
Such a sweet person. Prayers for the family.
Posted by Preston and Frances Williams on 07/18/2022 - 06:14 PM
Thoughts and prayers to all. Aunt Rowena will be missed by so many. She was a true blessing to all who knew her. Her life will live on through those she taught piano lessons to. Aunt Rowena give hugs to everyone up there. Love Stephanie
Posted by Stephanie lewis on 07/18/2022 - 07:16 PM
Enjoy your new Heavenly Home Rowena. It has been a joy seeing you at church and spending time visiting with you in that lil house on the corner. If anyone ever needed a pick me up..... all ya had to do was visit Rowena.....SHE WAS A HOOT !!! If you weren't in a very good mood when you went to visit Ro You sure would be by the time you left. Love Wayne & Judy ❤🌻⚘💐🌹
Posted by Judy Wilmoth on 07/19/2022 - 12:06 AM
I'm so saddened to see that Rowena has passed. It was always a pleasure to see her when she came with Jean to visit Mama. She was a remarkable lady. Prayers for her family and friends.
Posted by Anne McWilliams on 07/20/2022 - 04:34 PM

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Rowena Atkins Hess, 90, of Victoria, VA. joined her family in Heaven on July 15, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Earl Virgil Atkins and Emma Marguerite Hall Atkins. She is survived by her son, Larry D. Hess (Nancy) of Oklahoma; her daughter, Lynda H. Biggs (David) of Wake Forest, NC; three grandchildren, Brooke Pittard (Seth), Brady Hess (Nicole) and Brittany Shumaker (Anthony). She was  GiGi to, Landon Hess, Ethan Pittard, Annalyn Shumaker, Callahan Shumaker and Knox Pittard. She is also survived by one brother, Bobby Atkins (Gale) of Kenbridge. Rowena graduated from Victoria High School. She enjoyed playing the organ and piano at church and she taught piano lessons for many years. She enjoyed flowers and gardening. Rowena was a devoted member of the Victoria Church of the Nazarene where the family will receive friends Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 10am until start of services at 11am.  Interment to follow in the Liberty Christian Church Cemetery, Green Bay Virginia. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Victoria Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 376, Victoria, VA. 23974 Staples Funeral Home, Victoria, VA in charge of services.

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