Rosemary Eileen Atkins

September 14, 1938October 2, 2020

Rosemary Eileen Atkins, 82 of Charleston passed away Friday October 2, 2020 at Glasgow Health & Rehabilitation following a long illness.

Rosemary was born in Kanawha County on September 14, 1938 to the late Herbert & Grace Gatens McSurley. She was a graduate of Charleston Catholic and worked for the city of Charleston as a switch board operator. She was a member of Coal Fork United Methodist Church and the former Rt. 60 ambulance service, Campbells Creek and was a care giver.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Cam L. Atkins; son, Cameron Atkins; daughter, Rose Ann Atkins; sister, Patty Landers and brother, Greg Dearien.

Rosemary is survived by her daughter, Lora (Don) Marshall of Charleston; sisters, Anna Jean Ross of Charleston, Janet Elswick of Tennessee, Diane Hussell of Point Pleasant; brother, Ross McSurley of Weirton; grandchildren, Sarah (John) Good, Mary (Mike) Walker, Jessy (John) Snodgrass and Cody Atkins; seven great grandchildren.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private family visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM on Tuesday October 6, 2020 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden followed by a public Graveside Service at 2:00 PM at Montgomery Memorial Park, London with Rev. Earl Cochran officiating.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is mandated by the Governor and the CDC that proper facial coverings be worn and that social distancing be observed.

The online guest book can be accessed at


  • Lora Marshall (Don), Daughter
  • Anna Jean Ross, Sister
  • Janet Elswick, Sister
  • Diane Hussell, Sister
  • Ross McSurley, Brother
  • Sarah Good (John), Grandchild
  • Mary Walker (Mike), Grandchild
  • Jessy Snodgrass (John), Grandchild
  • Cody Atkins, Grandchild
  • Cam L. Atkins, Loving Husband (deceased)
  • Cameron Atkins, Son (deceased)
  • Rose Ann Atkins, Daughter (deceased)
  • Herbert McSurley, Father (deceased)
  • Grace Gatens McSurley, Mother (deceased)
  • Patty Landers, Sister (deceased)
  • Greg Dearien, Brother (deceased)
  • Also surviving Rosemary are her seven great-grandchildren.

Learn more about the Atkins name


  • Private Family Visitation

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020


Rosemary Eileen Atkins

have a memory or condolence to add?

Tim Skiles

October 9, 2020

Lora: I loved your mother, she was a very sweet and caring person. Her, smile and laugh were so infectious. I have lots of very fond memories, band, the ambulance, church.
Heaven has truly gained an angel.

ROn Harmon

October 5, 2020

Growing up just across the road on Little Spring Fork I remember her family moving in. I still visit with sister Anna Jean when I get back home. So sorry for your loss

Debra Mccarty

October 5, 2020

I knew Rosemary since I was a little Child. She use to come to our house on Springfork,and bring Rose Ann when she was a baby. She was one of the prettiest little Girls I ever seen . Rosemary always had a smile on her face. Never seen her without one. She was beautiful inside and out. Rest in Peace.

Tina Adkins

October 4, 2020

I remember her well when I was in school with Rose Ann and Laura. She was a very sweet lady and always willing to help anyone in need. Many prayers to all of you guys. GOD bless you at this time

Paula Tuell

October 4, 2020

So sorry about your loss Lora. She was a very sweet lady and I'll always remember camping with her. Love and prayers my friends ❤️💔❤️

Ross Mcsurley

October 4, 2020

I know sis you are in heaven ,God took you away so he could have a new angel in his choir . You have been a angel on earth all your life and now its your turn in heaven. Its not good bye but its I 'll see you soon so save me a place beside you

Karen Baker

October 4, 2020

So sorry for your loss Lora and family. Rosemary was awesome neighbor. Will never forget her caring ways when my husband was sick. Sending love and prayers to all.


Learn more about the Atkins name