D. Eileen Roush
February 26, 1923 ‒ January 12, 2014
formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio
D. Eileen Roush, age 90, formerly of Mount Gilead, died peacefully, Sunday afternoon, January 12, 2014, at Country View of Sunbury following a brief illness.
On February 26, 1923, Eileen was born in Columbus, Ohio, one of seven children of the late Oscar and Margaret (Voorhis) Dildine.
Eileen married Herb Schlereth, whom she enjoyed over twenty years of marriage with. Together they lovingly raised two daughters, Pam and Karen, and they enjoyed taking road trips as a family. He preceded her in death in 1968.
In 1973, Eileen married Clyde Roush, and they truly enjoyed growing old together. With a love for the outdoors, they camped every summer at either the Candlewood State Park or the Mount Gilead State Park, where they were V.I.P.’s and where they loved participating in the Apple Butter Festival. After 38 years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 2011.
An avid bowler, Eileen loved bowling as often as she could, even in her late 80’s. She was a member of the Women’s International Bowling Conference (WIBC) and bowled in countless leagues throughout her life.
Having a green thumb, Eileen loved gardening and tending the her many plants and flowers in her green house. She also had her own small business selling her plants. She also loved making any kinds of crafts, especially if it involved using her glue gun. She did a lot of embroidery work and stitching too.
Full of life, Eileen made the most of every day and had loads of fun. She was a sharp until the end, and cherished every moment spent with her family.
She will be dearly missed by her two daughters: Pam Schlereth of Upper Arlington, and Karen (Butch) Frederick of Mount Gilead; two grandchildren: Robert Frederick and Michael (Kim) Frederick; two great-grandchildren: Nathan and Alethea Frederick; a step-daughter, Opal (Rick) Sanders of Marengo; a brother, Edward (Roberta) Dildine of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including her husbands and parents, Eileen was preceded in death by three brothers: Albert, Robert and Donald Dildine; and two sisters: Donna Jean Persang, and Betty Ann Triachef.
Her family will greet friends from 10 – 11 a.m. on Friday, January 17th, at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services honoring her life will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Ed Colegrove officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Country View of Sunbury, c/o Activities Department, 14961 N Old 3C Highway, Sunbury, OH 43074.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Eileen’s family and your private condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.