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Elizabeth Anne "Susie" Roush, 69, Nashville

Elizabeth Anne "Susie" Roush, 69, of Nashville, passed away peacefully Dec. 29, 2012, after a lengthy and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

A celebration of her life will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 S. Jefferson St., with Pastor Fred Haywood officiating. Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m. before the service at the church.

Susie was born in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Jan. 17, 1943. She graduated from Nashville High School as valedictorian in 1960 and continued on to receive a bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Later on, after raising her children, she also earned a master’s degree in counseling from IU.

Susie was married to Charles Roush on May 31, 1964; they were married 19 years and have two sons, Kevin and Craig. In 1992, she met companion and life partner, Robert "Bob" Allen.

Susie worked as an English and French teacher for Brown County High School for 3 years and later as an adult education counselor at McDowell Education Center in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation. Her greatest interest was enjoying her family and friends, especially being with her grandchildren as they participated in various hobbies and interests. She enjoyed traveling to Florida in the winters and to Michigan and Canada in the summers with Bob, staying in cabins, exploring and fishing together. She also traveled to France to visit close friend, Josette. She loved to talk about an Alaska trip when she and Bob chartered a 25-ft. boat at Glacier Bay, living aboard, sightseeing and fishing for two weeks. Her hobbies included cooking, gardening, fishing, crafts, wildflowers, reading, watching PBS mysteries and Masterpiece Theater. She and Bob hosted many wonderful bonfire parties for friends and family at their country home in southern Brown County. She was also actively involved in Cedar Hills Home Extension Club, helped to start the Brown County spring Wildflower Foray, and was a founding member of Parents Day Out pre-school in Nashville.

Susie is survived by siblings, John (Marlyn) Miller of Cary, N.C., Stephen (Anne) Miller and Marilyn Rudd, both of Nashville; sons, Kevin (Kristi) and Craig (Tina) Roush, both of Nashville; grandchildren, Zachary, Austin, Elijah, Adelyn, Ava, and Elizabeth Roush, all of Nashville; eight nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and nephews; a great-great-niece; an uncle, Herb (Louise) Miller; and other family and friends.

Susie was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Marianne Miller; life partner, Robert "Bob" Allen; brother-in-law, John D. Rudd; and great-niece, Whiney Leigh Freshour.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to IU Health Bloomington Hospice, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at www.ocrf.org/donate, or to Parents Day Out at Nashville United Methodist Church.

Susie's family wishes to thank IU Health Bloomington Hospice and the many special caregivers who helped Susie through this journey.

 

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West