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Virginia Rose LanePassing: January 1, 2022


Mitchell Wesleyan Church

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 5th @ 1:00 p.m.


Mitchell Wesleyan Church

Wednesday, January 5th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Wednesday, January 5th

MITCHELL – Virginia Rose Lane, 92, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Hanover Nursing Center.

Born April 8, 1929, in Paoli, she was the daughter of Elwood and Mabel (Bennett) Newlin.  She married Ernest William Lane July 28, 1946, and he preceded her in death August 9, 2006.

Rose was a 67 year member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and had been custodian for many years.  She had served as past director of the Wesleyan Women.  Rose enjoyed reading and was a 1946 graduate of Paoli High School.

Surviving:     children, David Keith (Susan) Lane of Gallatin, Tennessee

                                    Martha Rose (Barry) Banks of Madison

            grandchildren, Rebecca Lane

                                    Sarah McDaniel

                                    Michael Helton

                                    Robert (Amy) Helton

                                    Melody (Rory) Martin

                                    Angela Banks

  great-grandchildren, Rachel, Derek, Jesse, Natasha, Clarissa, Donavon, Katie, and          


                                    12 great-great-grandchildren

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church with Reverend Steve Jones officiating.  Burial will be Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

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15 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Lisa (Buck) Tincher | Orleans, IN
    Date: January 10, 2022
    David and family, so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for all.
  2. Guest: Rhonda Worley Harrell | Lexington Kentucky
    Date: January 7, 2022
    Martha and David, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Rose was one of the kindest sweetest ladies I have ever had the honor to meet.
  3. Guest: Jim Wilson | Madison Indiana
    Date: January 5, 2022
    We are lifting you up in prayer Martha Banks for the loss of your mother. Praying that you are comforted by the Holy Spirit and have that blessed assurance knowing that your mother is in the arms of Jesus! We love you and pray for you during this difficult time!
  4. Guest: Megan Scott | Orleans
    Date: January 4, 2022
    I will never forget Rose and Ernie. They picked up me and my grandma for years for church. I know her and my mamaw are catching up in heaven right now. Prayers go out to the family.
  5. Guest: Abby Graham | Scottsburg, IN
    Date: January 3, 2022
    I had the pleasure to care for Virginia at Hanover Nursing Center. She was always so happy and loved to talk. She was such a sweet, kind lady and I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers for your family. She will definitely be very missed.
  6. Guest: Darlene Irwin | Mitchell, In
    Date: January 3, 2022
    Rose was the sweetest lady. She was one of my favorite customers at the Dollar Store years ago. Always had a smile and hello for you. Rest in peace sweet Rose❤🙏❤
  7. Guest: Angye Pinnick | Mitchell in
    Date: January 2, 2022
    You were one of a kind. Your smile would light up a room…
  8. Guest: Brenda Zeeks McBride | Paoli, In
    Date: January 2, 2022
    So sorry to hear about your Mom! I always liked her and can remember her when we were younger! My thoughts and prayers are with David and Martha!
  9. Guest: David & Sharon Williams | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 2, 2022
    Sorry for the family loss but Heaven gained a wonderful lady.
  10. Guest: Judith Tanksley | Mitchell
    Date: January 2, 2022
    David and Martha. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family.
  11. Guest: Kim & Neal Briner | Orleans, IN
    Date: January 2, 2022
    Martha & David, Rose was more than just a friend, she was a chosen family member for many, many years. Her words of wisdom, love and her prayers have always been such a blessing to us. We are so sorry for your loss. May you take great comfort in knowing she is with Ernie and our Heavenly Father. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.
  12. Guest: Rob and Carla Yates | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 2, 2022
    Rose was such a kind, caring, and loving soul. She loved God and her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. God gained a beautiful angel. Prayers for her family and friends.
  13. Guest: Suzie Batchelor Leatherman | Mitchell, In
    Date: January 2, 2022
    David and Martha: So very sorry for the loss of your mom. Rose was a very sweet, kind and caring person. Many memories of her and Ernie.. praying for God to give you comfort and strength.
  14. Guest: Becky Briscoe Hawk | Orleans In
    Date: January 2, 2022
    So very sorry sorry for the loss of your mother David and Martha! Thoughts and prayers to all of the family!
  15. Guest: JackieandRandy Grimes | Salem, IN
    Date: January 2, 2022
    Prayers for Rose's family and friends. Rose had a beautiful soul, her love of God and Family always shined wherever she went.