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Barbara M. Roush

Barbara M. Roush, age 83, of Hilliard, OH passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at home following an extended illness. The daughter of Dwight Gerber and Audrey Miller, she was born on August 9, 1937 in Canton, OH. Barbara married Dean V. Roush Sr. and together they shared forty-three years.

Surviving are her husband, Dean V. Roush Sr.; children, Julie (Ron) Cooper, Stephen (Jan), Jonathan, and Rebecca (Bill) Roush; grandchildren, Sarah (Joe) Jancura, Kaleb Roush, Kaitlyn (Tyler) Williams, Charlotte Roush, Nick Cooper, Thomas Maginnis, and Martina Maginnis.

She was preceded in death by her son, Dean V, Roush Jr.

Barbara spent her working years as a homemaker and childcare provider, she was a longtime teacher of children. She was also a member of North Broadway United Methodist Church. Barbara was an avid reader and birdwatcher in her free time.

A service honoring Barbara’s life will take place at a later date when friends and family can gather safely. Memorial contributions may be made to North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 East North Broadway, Columbus, OH 43214, or the American Cancer Society,,  or to the Columbus Audubon, 505 W Whittier St. Columbus OH  43215 or online at

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  • Don and Jennie Newton says:


    We’re so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. We will miss her dearly and cherish her memory.

    With sympathy,
    Jennie and Don

  • Sue Beachy says:

    Dear Joe, Sarah & family, I know Grandma was very special to you because of the stories Sarah shared Our morning prayer group prayed with Sarah for Grandma. May the Spirit of God abundantly bless each of you as you work through your loss with His grace & peace. Psalm 116:15
    Because I Care About Sarah,
    Sue Beachy

  • Tom Snyde says:

    Dean: Kitty & I send our love, prayers & sympathy to you & your family on Barbara’s passing. Grace & deep peace. Tom Snyder

  • Rev. David Gilbert says:

    Dear Dean and Family,

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. May God’s close presence bring comfort and peace.

    In Christ,

    David Gilbert

  • Heidi Hydinger says:

    I am so sorry to learn of Barbara’s death. She and my mom shared much laughter and some tears. I have pictures of her with my folks, Gary and me and our 3yr old son at the Cleveland Zoo Christmas lights some 28 years ago. Even more precious, I have two songs she wrote and notated for us. She was an exceptional woman!
    I am so sorry for your family’s loss.
    Heidi Hydinger, daughter of Robert and Harriette Kindig

  • Bill Norman says:

    Dean and all,
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    May you know the comfort that only God can give

    Bill Norman
    E.O. Retired Elder

  • Sandy Lutz says:

    My prayers are with all of you. I can still see Barb and Dean sitting on the window sill at Hoover Auditorium eating lunch. I always appreciated the opportunity to catch up with each of you.

  • Paul Beal says:

    Dean and family, My condolences at your loss. I have known Dean and Barbara since Beach City days and have appreciated our relationship as colleagues and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers for God’s
    Comfort, strength, and peace.

  • Pat Roush Sheidler says:

    Uncle Dean,
    We were sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. You and your children and grandchildren are in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to celebrating her life with you when we can.
    Pat and Dennis

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