Bob Roush



March 15, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Robert Henry Roush, 64, of Emporia, died Monday, March 12, 2018, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

Bob was born on Dec. 30, 1953 in Colony, the son of Henry Oliver and Arlene Culler Roush.

Surviving family members include: mother, Arlene Allen of Emporia; sisters, Shirley Marsh, and Sandy (Ray) Hines, both of Emporia, and Mary Ann (Ron) Cunningham of Tulsa, Okla.; nephews, Brian (Lori) Leith, Tim (Wendy) Hines; nieces, Sheri Siebert, Deanne (Tobey) Kelly, Leigh Ann (Brian) Errico, and Debbie (Craig) Hicks; great-nieces and nephews, Hunter, Reece, Kinsley, Brecken Hines, Max and Jack Kelly, Colton and Calli Siebert, Lily Hicks, Josh and Rylee Errico, Cassie Leith.

Bob attended and graduated from Emporia High School. He then attended Kansas State Teachers College. Bob worked at Fanestil Meat, John North Ford as a car salesman, Dolly Madison, Jasco, and a few years at Jostens Publishing Company in Topeka. Bob had a great passion for all sports (baseball, basketball, track, football, bowling, and golf). He enjoyed playing most of these games while growing up and watching them on TV and watching his great nephews and nieces play. He found many lifelong friends and genuine members of his extended family who brought him much joy. Family and friends have been blessed to know Bob and to have so many amazing memories that will last several lifetimes.

Cremation is planned with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Messiah Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A private graveside service will be at a later date at Colony Cemetery in Colony. Memorial contributions to Messiah Lutheran Youth can be sent in care of the funeral home. You can leave online condolences at