Colleen (Robbins) Owens

Born: Sat., Feb. 18, 1928
Died: Sat., Jun. 6, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 08, 2015
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jun. 09, 2015
Location: Kistler's Chapel United Methodist Church

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Mrs. Colleen Robbins Owens, 87, of Rutherfordton, died Saturday, June
6, 2015 at Hospice House, Forest City.
She was the widow of T.W. Owens, Jr. and daughter of the late Colon and Alta Garren Robbins. She was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers: Lois McHam, Louise Donnahoo, Thelma DeBrule, Nellie Owens, Rev. Troy Robbins and Howard Robbins.
She is survived by four daughters and two sons: Claudia Owens Waters and her husband Jamey, of Rutherfordton; Jennifer Owens Orsak and her husband Joseph, of Wake County, NC; Phyllis Owens Love and her husband Randall, of Forsyth County, NC; and Patricia Owens Freese and her husband Mark, of Frederick County, MD, Greg Owens and his wife Vickie, of Rutherfordton; and Rudy Owens and his wife Paula, of Guilford County, NC. She is also survived by one sister, Hovis Robbins Ruppe of Rutherfordton. Colleen was blessed with thirteen grandchildren: Collin Owens, Cameron Owens, Dylan Owens, Cody Owens, Caleb Owens, Mandy Whitaker, Ryan Love, J.T. Waters, Natalie Waters, Adam Orsak, Gabrielle Freese, Josiah Freese, and Joel Freese. Colleen was lovingly committed to Christ and her family. Her passion was her love and ministry to children. Colleen was a member of Kistler's Chapel United Methodist Church and served as a volunteer for the local chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship. She was a retired teacher's assistant at Shiloh Elementary School.
The Funeral will be conducted at 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Kistler's Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Laurie Knoespel of Kistler’s Chapel UMC and Elder Mark Freese of El Shaddai Congregation, Frederick, MD will officiate.  The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 pm until 8 PM Monday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service.
Memorials may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) PO Box 797 Boiling Springs, NC 28017 or Kistler's Chapel UMC, 3060 Poors Ford Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.
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Bill and Holly Wallace
   Posted Sun June 07, 2015
Dear Pat and Mark,

Our family sends our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Colleen. May God strengthen you as you mourn her loss and celebrate her home going.

Love, Bill and Holly and Randi

Patti Mobley
   Posted Sun June 07, 2015
Dear Rudy, Pat, Phyllis, Jennifer, Greg, Claudia, and spouses/children...

I only had the honor of knowing your mother in the last couple of months of her life. But those months were life-transforming for me. I feel a significant loss in her passing and will always remain grateful for the lessons in grace and dignity (and love) that she taught me.

I offer you my heartfelt condolences and sympathy...and gratitude for allowing me this tiny window into your rich inheritance.

With love and continued prayers,


Jo Ann Wilson
   Posted Mon June 08, 2015
Dear Jennifer and family,
Know that our hearts and prayers are with you at this time.
May the Lord give you all peace.
Jo Ann, Phil and Sarah Wilson

Gayla Routh
   Posted Mon June 08, 2015
Rudy, Paula and all your dear family,

There is never enough time spent with our loved ones to prepare us for the time they are called to a far better home than the one we sharred with them here on this earth.

Our prayers, thoughts and love surround you.
Doug and Gayla Routh

Faye and Howard Wheeler
   Posted Mon June 08, 2015
Jennifer, Joe and Adam,
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless you as you depend on Him for strength and comfort.
Love, Faye and Howard Wheeler

Jean Robbins McElvey
   Posted Mon June 08, 2015
To my cousins, children of Colleen, I feel saddened by your mother's passing and wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. She will truly be missed. Love to each of you,

Fred & Jsnet Robbins
   Posted Tue June 09, 2015
To Cousins & Family
Please know that we are lifting you up in prayer at this time of loss & praying that all the happy memories of a lifetime will soften
your sorrow.
Love to you all,
Fred & Janet

Keith Robbins
   Posted Sat June 13, 2015
To all of Colleen's family and friends: When I was a kid growing up my parents, Troy and Lillian Robbins would visit my grandparents and there was always a visit by my Dad's sisters. I will forever remember those occasions and Colleens warm smiles and hugs. She was such a sweet lady and will surely be missed by those close to her. Our prayers and best wishes go out to her family and friends. Love to you all, Cheryl & Keith Robbins, Newnan, GA

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