Vivian Charlene (Kirby) Romans

February 9, 1945November 4, 2018
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Vivian Charlene Kirby Romans, 73, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018.

Born on February 9, 1945 in Nashville, TN, she was the daughter of the late Henry Zelder Kirby and Oma Lynn Burlison. She graduated from East High School in Nashville, TN.

Charlene was a very active member of the community, including serving as past President of Fayetteville Woman’s Club, past President of Fayetteville Presbyterian Fellowship Committee and Elder of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church Session. “Miss Charlene” also served as Fayetteville Presbyterian Playschool Director for 29 years.

Charlene greatly enjoyed raising her son, spending time with her grandchildren and enjoying her family and friends. She made countless birthday and wedding cakes for the community, enjoyed traveling to the beach with close friends and was always making road trips to visit family. She and her husband were big fans of the University of Tennessee football team.

Her husband of 48 years, Joe Albert Romans, and nine siblings preceded her in death.

Left with many wonderful memories are her son, Paul Trent Romans and his wife, Elisa Taylor Romans; three grandchildren: Ashe Henry, Dorothy Estelle, and Connor Trent Romans; sister-in-laws: Edna Ruth Kirby of White House, TN and Earline Kirby of Dothan, AL; niece Gayle Moore of Nashville, TN and many other nieces and nephews, cousins, family members and many, many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bob Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 5 PM to 8 PM on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church.

Memorials in Charlene’s memory may be made to the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 338, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

For those wishing to express condolences to the Romans family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home will be assisting the Romans family.


  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018

Vivian Charlene (Kirby) Romans

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Louise McHenry

November 6, 2018

Charlene was a close friend while I lived in West Virginia. We often celebrated our birthdays together since they were so close. She was my friend. Condolences to her family during their time of loss. Love Louise McHenry

Cynthia Sundstrom

November 6, 2018

Charlene loved kids and she made every birthday cake special for our daughter Emily. When we saw her out and about she always asked about Emily . She was a special woman and remains so in our memories. prayers for her and her family!!!!

Patti Kirby Knight

November 6, 2018

I can't imagine a world without my Aunt Charlye. She loved her family so much and kept the roads hot visiting. We will not be the same. My heart goes out to my cousin Trent and his family. Also my cousin Gayle to whom Charlye was more of a sister than an aunt. Rest in peace my dear Charye, I love you. Patti

Ronnie Sedlock

November 6, 2018

Only this past Tuesday in the office we were sharing memories of Ocean Isle Beach NC and how it meant so much for her to go there with her friends each year. Truly we are so sad for her family, church family, friends and neighbors. We just appreciate God letting her stay on this earth for a purpose of sharing, giving and being so kind to everyone she came in contract with. We will all miss her in this community as we do Joe. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and yours. God Bless.

Maria Arritt

November 6, 2018

Charlene was a lovely lady who raised a fine son, Trent.

ronnie & carolyn weaver

November 6, 2018

loved this sweet women god got a angel she will be making cakes for all family and friends in heaven

Cindy Davis

November 6, 2018

She was a good and neighbor. I enjoyed our talks. Someone you could count out for practical advice or incites. We.ll miss Sarge.

Denny Sexton

November 5, 2018

One of the finest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing,She has been a great friend to our family for many years and will be missed by our family immensely