Sally Roush

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MARION — Sally Roush, 94, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Kobacker House after a stay at Riverside Hospital.

She was born Oct. 11, 1919, in Sidney, the daughter of Clarence and Mabel (Watkins) Bonnoront.

Sally graduated from Sidney High School with the class of 1936. She then attended Bliss Business College in Columbus, graduating in 1938. She was employed at Farm Security Administration, USDA from 1938 through 1943, in Sidney, Dayton, Indianapolis, Columbus and then in Athens. In Athens, she then met her husband, Francis with whom they celebrated 63 years. When her husband returned from World War II, they entered business together, starting the Marion Frozen Food Center in Marion, which they operated together for 35 years.

She was an active member of Central Christian Church, serving as deaconess, elder, and past president of the Christian Women's Fellowship Group. During her business years, she was active in the Marion Altrusa Club, past president of the American Business Women's Association and elected Woman of the Year, and volunteered at Community Healthcare Hospital. Also, she was a member of Eastern Star, Lydia Chapter, Marion, and the George L. Behrens Chapter 504, Delaware. She was also a member of Pleasant and Marion Senior Citizens. She also was active and secretary of the Marion Parkinson Support Group. In Sidney, she was past president of the Rainbow Gardener's Association and also regional director of Region V for the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. She was a member of Pleiades Chapter No. 298, Eastern Star of Sidney, serving as worthy matron in 1986 and 1992, and also grand representative to Maine in 1995. Sally's interests were bowling every Thursday afternoon, camping and traveling with her family.

She is survived by one son, Thomas D. Roush (wife Lil), of Seattle, Wash.; and one daughter, Bonnie S. Burns (Dennis), of Marion; one grandson and two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandsons and two stepgreat-grandchildren; and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis W. Roush, and a sister, Linda Sue Shonk.

Funeral services will be on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home.

Officiating the service will be Pastor Merlyn Winters. Burial will follow in the Marion Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Central Christian Church, the and the Parkinsons Disease Association. Online condolences to the family can be made at

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Marion, OH 43302-3906
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Dec. 23 to Dec. 26, 2013
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