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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.

 

  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Gospel jam & sing in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 6
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 7
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 10
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 11
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 12
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Beer and live music at inn
    12:30 to 4 p.m. Story Inn, 6404 State Road 135 South
  • September 12
    Live birds of prey at fundraiser
    5 to 9 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • September 12
    Concert, dinner for emergency services
    7 p.m., 8 p.m. to midnight Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • September 13
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane