Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 24, 2012

Rosie Lester Lovell

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Rosie Lester Lovell, 89 years of age, of Pickerington, Ohio, formerly of Grundy and Cedar Bluff, Va., passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Winchester Place Health Care Center, Pickerington, Ohio, following an extended illness. Born in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Roland and Florence Lester.

Mrs. Lovell was a homemaker and a former employee of the Morgan Theater and the Lynnwood Theater. She was a former member of the Little Prater Church of Christ and was very active at a church in Cedar Bluff. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mrs. Justus was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Chester Lovell who died exactly 29 years ago, on November 21, 1993.

She is survived by: One daughter: Hettie F. (husband Jerry) Cooper/Oswald of Pickerington, Ohio; one Son:           Tom (wife Kathy) Lovell of Moneta, Virginia; two brothers: Paul (wife Ethel) Lester of Muncie, Ind., Roland  (Deedee) Lester Jr. of Grundy, Va.; four sisters: Bessie (husband Clarence) Looney of Breaks, Va., Lola (her late husband, Malcolm) Harrell of Muncie, Ind., Pauline (husband Douglas) Honaker of Roanoke, Va., Roberta (husband Jimmy) Goff of Harman, Va. Also, survived by five grandchildren: Tim (wife Daphney) Cooper of Pickerington, Ohio, Chad Lovell, Tammie (husband Wayne) Strickland, Jessie Lovell Toms and Molly Lovell all of Roanoke, Va.; great-grandchildren: Shannon Lovell, Heather and her twin Ryan Cooper, and Jaxen Toms. She was also preceded in death by Hettie's first husband and the father of her son Tim: James C. Cooper Jr.; two sisters, Lillie (late husband Charlie) Stiltner and Nancy Lester; and three brothers: Jack (late wife Estelle) Lester, Isaac Lester and Dewey Lester.

Funeral Services for Rosie Lester Lovell  will be conducted Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evg. William L. Neeley officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Virginia.  

Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Saturday evening after 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m.

Active pallbearers will be men of New Hope Christian Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Virginia is in charge of all arrangements.