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Alice M. (Ament) Roush

March 15, 1938 ~ December 29, 2011 (age 73)
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   Alice Marie (Ament) Roush, 73, of Taylor, Missouri, died at 7:19 p.m. Thursday (December 29, 2011) in St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.

   Born March 15, 1938 in Keokuk, Iowa, Alice was the daughter of Virgil Clyde and Erma Bessie Altheide Ament. She was married  to Nicholas Guarino. She married Donald Roush Sr. on April 21, 1988 in Quincy. He survives.

   Alice was a member of Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church where she was active with the annual strawberry festival. She enjoyed reading and word puzzles, her water aroebics class at the Y and loved spending time with her dogs, Tinkerbell and Missy. Her greatest joy came in the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

   A graduate of Warsaw High School, Alice was employed for 28 years as a Secretary for the Machinist Lodge 822.

   Survivors include her husband, Don; a daughter, Cynthia Guarino of Alexandria, VA; a son, Tony Guarino (Debbie) of St. Charles, MO; a step daughter, Lisa Ann Roush of Edwardsville, IL; two step sons, Donald Roush Jr. (Karen) of Quincy and Lance Roush of Springfield, IL; three grandchildren, Garrett klempke of Alexandria, VA, Anthony Guarino and Michael Guarino both of  St. Charles, MO; three step grandchildren, Cory Roush, Evan Roush and Julie Clifton; a brother, Donald Ament (Patricia) of Sutter, IL; two sisters, Ruth Nichols (Randy) of Rushville, IL and Jean Bowman of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Roush was preceded in death by her parents.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 in Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church by Pastor Ron Cox.  Burial will be in the Ellington Home Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and Wednesday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church.

   Memorials may be made to the Alice's grandchildren's educational fund.
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