Rose Ann Wirt Dooley

October 1, 1940 - March 27, 2024

Rose Ann Wirt Dooley, age 83, of Vinton went to her eternal home on March 27, 2024. Rose was born October 1,1940, in Salem, Virginia, daughter of the late Roy and Annie Wade Wirt. She graduated from Andrew Lewis High School in 1959. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her in-laws William “Pete” and Ethel Stevens Dooley; sister Marian Williams and husband Jimmy; brothers Roy Wirt; Bobby Wirt and wife Alice; and Bill Wirt and wife Edith. Her family left to cherish her memory include: her devoted and love of her life husband E. Alfred Dooley of 64 years; her children Marlene Dooley (Chuck), Mitzi Dooley (Bill), and Melody Fulton (Greg). Also, her grandchildren and their families: Colleen (Krae) Heath; Colin Dooley; Chase Dooley (Kelsey); Cierra Fulton; Martin Greulich; and her great-grandchildren: Beau and Lily Heath; Beckett, Harper, and Campbell Dooley; sister Carole Jean Harrington and brother Don Wirt; and the numerous friends and family in her life and church who stood alongside us through this difficult time. She was a born-again Christian, wife, mother, and Nana. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to Mineral Springs Baptist Church Building Fund and Salvation Army. A celebration of Rose’s life will be held 12:00 noon, Monday, April 1, 2024 at Mineral Springs Batist Church, 1030 Bible Lane, Vinton with Pastor Bobby Harris officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am till 12:00 Noon prior to the service. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Psalm 27:4Online condolences may be made at