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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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  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould