Rosa Lee Partin, 81 of Westville, Indiana passed away at her home due to her long battle with COPD on Monday, August 19th, 2019.

Rosa Lee was born on March 11th, 1938 in Clairfield, Tennessee to Alzada Kemplen Terry and Lawrence King. She is the oldest of five siblings; Trilba, Donny, Scotty Terry, and Donnie and Ronnie King. She went to Henderson Settlement High School in Frakes, Kentucky where she sang on the Sun Bonnet Quartet. She had many fond memories of singing and traveling with her school’s Quartet, venturing far from her Tennessee mountain home to places like Louisiana, California, and New Mexico. In her freshmen year of high school, Rosa Lee, met the love of her life, Romey Lee Partin. They married when she was just 17 and moved to Chicago, Illinois and later to Northwest Indiana where she worked at Gateway as a sewer for 20 years. Together, they built a beautiful life along with their two children Brian and Anita.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, Romey Lee Partin; her son Brian Ken Partin; her Mother Alzada Kemplen Terry and Father Lawrence King; and her brothers Scotty Terry and Ronnie King.

Rosa Lee was a loving, caring, funny and courageous women who loved spending time with her family, traveling, genealogy, Facebook, singing, playing cards, telling stories and coloring. She is survived by her siblings Trilba Sue Hopkins, Donnie Terry, and Donnie King; her daughter Anita (John) Kadish; grandchildren Sabrina (Doug) Korlowicz, Brad Partin, Clay Partin, Cassie (Wade) Oglesby, Billy (Alyssa) Crew, Lauren (Brian) Trueblood and Paige Kadish (Stephen Rae); as well as her great-grandchildren Dalton Korlowicz, Audrey, Madelyn and Katherine Rosa Partin.

Funeral service will be held at 8:00PM, Friday, August 23, at the Arnett & Steele Funeral Home in Pineville, Kentucky.  Burial will be in the W.A. Partin Cemetery in Chenoa on Saturday, August 24 at 11:00AM.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 23 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Arnett & Steele Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Pineville, which is honored to be serving the Partin Family.  Light a candle of remembrance and sign the guestbook at

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