Artie Marie (Romick) Wealthy(1928 - 2018)


Artie Marie Wealthy, 90, of Woodstock, went to be with her Lord and Savior September 9, 2018 at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home and Memory Lane Assisted Living.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 15 at 11 a.m. at Heishman Funeral Service, Inc. and Valley Funeral Service Branch, Bowmans Crossing with Pastor Bill Erbach officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.

Artie was born July 20, 1928 in Woodstock, the daughter of Charles E. (Jonah) and Edna Romick.

Artie was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Calvin Wealthy.

She was the last survivor of her siblings, being predeceased by brothers, George (MaryBelle), Charles (Clara), Roy (MaryEllen), and Harry (Lucy); and sisters, Helen McKelvey (Vernon) and Shirley Romick.

She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Racey (Gerald) of Woodstock; son, Roger Wealthy (Susan) of Elkton; grandson, Rick Racey (Shawna) of Edinburg; granddaughter, Amanda Racey Roadcap of Harrisonburg; and two precious great grandsons, Jeremy Racey and Christopher Roadcap. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Artie was a seamstress all her life, working at Woodstock Manufacturing, Windsor Knit, Edinburg Aileen and retiring from Automotive Industries (Lear) in 1992.

Many in the area knew of Artie's sewing skills. She recently won several blue ribbons for her quilts at the Shenandoah County Fair.

Artie loved to walk and participated in many of the local fundraising "walk-a-thons" and the Relay for Life. In her last few years, Parkinson's disease took away her ability to walk, but she kept trying. She was never a quitter.

Prior to her illnesses, Artie enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, baking her delicious pies, and going on bus trips. She especially loved going to Lancaster, PA to see the plays at Sight and Sound Theater.

She loved Jesus and enjoyed reading books by the late Rev. Billy Graham and other Christian authors. Artie never missed an opportunity to share the gospel and to share the love of Jesus. She was a member of the Woodstock Christian Church, a faithful servant of God here on earth and was always trying to help others in any way she could.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home and Memory Lane of Woodstock for their loving and compassionate care given to her last few months. The family would also like to thank Mrs. Joan Grewe for helping Artie the past several years with her quilting. She looked forward to those weekly visits and their chats about sewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodstock Christian Church, 109 S. Muhlenberg St., Woodstock, VA 22664; , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Skyline Terrace Nursing Home and Memory Lane Assisted Living, ATTN: Activities, 123 Lakeview Dr., Woodstock, VA 22664.

Online condolences may be sent to www.valleyfs.com

Arrangements are in the care of Heishman Funeral Service, Inc. and Valley Funeral Service Branch, Bowmans Crossing. 

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Funeral Home

Heishman Funeral Home, Valley Funeral Home Branch
14116 S. Middle Rd. Edinburg, VA 22824
540-984-3700

Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Sept. 11, 2018