Dec. 28, 1923 - Sept. 7, 2013
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NORTH LIBERTY - Mary Francis Roush, 89, passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Sprenger Facility in Mishawaka. Mrs. Roush was born on December 28, 1923 in Lakeville to the late Elmer and Florence (Smith) Alward. She has been a lifelong resident. On December 26, 1953 in North Liberty, she married Wilber D. Roush who preceded in death on April 24, 1964. One brother, Robert Alward, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Roush retired from Wells Aluminum in 1989 after 19 years of employment. She was a member of North Liberty Church of Christ. Mrs. Roush is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry R. and Diana Kay Roush of Wakarusa, IN; five grandchildren, Tresa (Mike) Bacsa, Mindy (Greg) Mathia, Kimberly A. (Brad) Bennett, Cheri Lyn (Scott) Sarasin and Robert M. Alwine; and great grandchildren, Amanda Bacsa, Stephine and Tylor Mathia, Samantha and Carley Bennett, Brandon, Tanner and SheaLynn Sarasin and Brandon and Gayvon Alwine. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the North Liberty Church of Christ, 65225 S.R. 23, North Liberty, IN. A prayer service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the church officiated by Rev. Tim Stewart. Private burial will take place at Westlawn Cemetery, North Liberty. Palmer Funeral Home, North Liberty, is assisting the family. Contributions in memory of Mary F. Roush may be donated to the North Liberty Church of Christ Youth Group, 65225 S.R. 23, North Liberty, IN 46554 or to the Northern Indiana Food Bank, P.O. Box 11365, South Bend, IN 46634. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Sept. 10, 2013