Lena “Faye” (Armstrong) Colaw, age 84, of Blue Grass, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022 at her home.
She was born March 6, 1938 in Williamsville, a daughter of the late William Arlie and Margie Mae (Ervine) Armstrong. On October 14, 1961 she married Conley McKendrie Colaw.
Faye was a member of Blue Grass United Methodist Church and enjoyed fixing Sunday dinners for the family. She loved working in her flowers, working on the farm and canning. After her retirement from Aileen with 32 years of service, she loved babysitting the “little ones.” Above all, she will be remembered as a loving, wife, daughter, sister and aunt.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Mildred Clements, Betty Griffin, Arlene Trayer, Buck Armstrong, Glen Armstrong, Sham Armstrong, Polly Ritchie and Constance “Connie” Townsend; and half siblings, Becky Hupman, Brown Armstrong and Hallie Mackey.
In addition to her husband of 60 years, she is survived by a sister, Dottie Mitchell of Doe Hill; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Obaugh Funeral Home with Rev. Andre Crummett officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Larry Wimer, Hunter Colaw, James William Colaw, Paul Trible, Herb Lightner, Bob Beverage, Wayne Beverage and Lanny Wimer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Hal Warner, John M. Simmons, Mike Puffenbarger, Brian Richardson, Jimmy Will, Joe Will, Matthew Trible and Berlin Beverage.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Grass Cemetery, 3042 Blue Grass Valley Road, Blue Grass, Va. 24413; or the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Monterey, Va. 24465.