Monday, December 22, 2014



Robert L. “Bob” Roush, 83, Princeton, Kan., passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Richmond Healthcare & Rehabilitation.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Roush after 1 p.m. Thursday to the service hour at the mortuary, where the family will meet with friends 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Interment is set for Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Kan.

Bob was born Sunday, March 9, 1930, in Ottawa, Kan., the son of Louis and Anna (Spencer) Roush.

He was a lifelong Princeton, Kan., resident, living on the family farm.

He graduated from Princeton High School with the class of 1948.

Bob was united in marriage with Thelma Humerickhouse Dec. 19, 1954, in Ottawa, Kan. She survives of their home.

Other survivors include his three children, Ed Roush and wife Patty, Paola, Jim Roush and wife Lori, Princeton, and Kara West and husband Oscar, Wellsville; grandchildren, Karissa Hallman, Bethany, Seth, Emily and Faith Roush, Dunreath, Dwight and Katelyn West; great-grandchildren, Haylie, Reagan and Bevin Hallman and Blake Roush.

Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Ann Roush; parents; brother, Bruce Roush; and grandson-in-law, Joe Hallman.

A hardworking farmer and stockman for many years, Bob also was employed with General Motors/Delco-Remy Division in Olathe, Kan., for 28 years, retiring in 1991.

Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.

He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and accepted Christ as his Lord in June 1973. He also was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 1021, Olathe, Kan.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Calvary Baptist Church Youth Camp Fund or Make-A-Wish Foundation through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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