Alma Grace Roush, 87, of Conesville, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Trinity Hospital, Muscatine. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction, Iowa. Interment will be in the Conesville Cemetery. Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Conesville Community Center. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Alma Grace’s name. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.
Alma Grace Smith was born on March 19, 1930 in Morning Sun, the daughter of Dale and Amy Stewart Smith. Alma Grace was a 1947 graduate of Morning Sun High School. On December 8, 1949, she was united in marriage to William “Woody” Roush in Muscatine. She owned Sinclair Service and Gas Station in Conesville with her husband for many years. Alma Grace was an active and founding member of the Hometown team, who hosted an annual Christmas Celebration with Santa, organized an annual Easter egg hunt in the Spring, organized the games for children at the annual Melon Day celebration and picked up trash in town as well as highway ditches. She was instrumental in planning and construction coordination of the Conesville Community Center. She served on the Orono Township Election board, as an election official in Conesville City Council and Primary and General Election. She also served on the Conesville Watermelon Days Committee for several years. She enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, embroidery, word searches and cleaning.
Alma will be deeply missed by her husband, Woody of Conesville; children, Patricia “Patty” Lewis and husband, Stacy of Muscatine, Bill Roush of Iowa City and Darrell Roush of Iowa City; seven grandchildren, Matt Cross, Luke (Sara) Cross, Tricia (Andrew) Denniger, Elsabeth (Matthew) Hepworth, Jeanette (Ryan) Roush-Krafka, Mitchell Roush and Kelli Roush; and great grandchildren, Colby, Karolina, Caleb and Conrad Cross and Trevion Gathright.
Alma was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Nellie Dopler and one sister and brother in infancy, Leon and Darlene Smith and one great-grandchild, Tyler Lewis.