G. Dean Roush was born April 16, 1936 in Moran, Kans., the first of four sons, to Fred and Elvira Roush. He grew up, graduated High School and attended Junior College in Iola, Kans. His first marriage gave him a son, David.
On July 3, 1965 he married Zola Taylor. Dean and Zola eventually settled in their Excelsior Springs, Mo., area. Two daughters, Rhonda and Deana, blessed their marriage and were raised in the family home in Wood Heights.
Dean was retired from the Ford Motor Company at the Claycomo Assembly Plant. He had a special passion for bowling and had a bowling business, which he ran as a hobby more than a business, in the basement of the home. He loved attending the Salem Christian Union Church and cherished the friendships and fellowship he recieved there.
Family members who preceded him in death include his parents, Fred and Elvira, and his brothers, Eugene and Merlin.
Surviving him is his wife, Zola, of Wood Heights; his daughters, Rhonda (Steve) Stewart of Excelsior Springs, and Deana (Paul) Provow of Kearney, Mo.; his son, David, Wichita, Kans.; granddaughters, Danielle (Stefan), Kelsey (Max), Taylor (Cameron), Caitlin (Logan), and Letitia; four great grandchildren; and his younger brother, Philip.
A private service will be held in his honor on November 27, 2020. Anyone wishes to make a memorial donation in his memory is encouraged to send those to Salem Christian Union Church, c/o Jim Rupe, 305 Samphil, Lawson, MO 64062.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
Thinking of your Family during this time. Praying for God’s peace to envelop you all and that as you recall happy memories of Dean that you’ll feel his presence and his love wrapping you in big hugs. God bless you all.
I am so sorry to hear about Dean. Please accept my sympathies for your loss. I haven’t seen him in years but always remember his smile. Bless you all.
Edna Pruitt (Roush)
Sorry for your loss the bowling world lost a good man.
We will miss you, cousin. Rest in peace.
I’m sorry for your loss, I pray for peace and comfort for the family.
Condolences from the Iola High School, Class of 1955.
Iola High School
Worked and bowled with Dean, great memories.
So sorry to hear about Dean. You and your family are in my prayers.
Zola my heart broke when you called and told me. Dean will always have a special place in my heart. If you need anything please let me know.