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Elizabeth Anne (Susie) Roush, 69, of Nashville, IN, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2012, after a lengthy and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Nashville United Methodist Church. Pastor Fred Haywood of Nashville United Methodist Church will be officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on January 5, 2013, at Nashville United Methodist Church.
Susie was born in Colorado Springs, CO, on January 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 the Kappa Delta sorority. Later on, after raising her children, she also earned a master’s degree in counseling from Indiana University.
Susie was married to Charles Roush on May 31, 1964, and 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 their various hobbies and interests. She enjoyed traveling, especially 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 her close friend Josette. She loved to talk about an Alaskan trip when she and Bob chartered a 25-foot 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 the 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 brothers, John (Marlyn) Miller of Cary, North Carolina, and Stephen (Anne) Miller, and a sister, Marilyn Rudd, both of Nashville; sons Kevin (Kristi) Roush and Craig (Tina) Roush, both of Nashville; grandchildren, Zachary, Austin, Elijah, Adelyn, Ava, and Elizabeth Roush, all of Nashville; eight nieces and nephews; 13 grandnieces and nephews; one 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; a brother-in-law, John D. Rudd; and a great-niece Whitney Leigh Freshour.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may 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.
The family of Susie Roush wishes to thank IU Health Bloomington Hospice and the many special caregivers that helped Susie through this journey.