Eva Roussey, 78

Eva P. Roussey, 78, of Bronson, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

Services for Eva will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dutcher-Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson, with the Rev. Robert Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Bronson Township.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eva was born Nov. 30, 1933, in Montgomery, Pa., to Alfred and Nora (Phillips) Neufer. She met her husband, Gene Roussey, while she was serving in the USO and they married on July 23, 1954, in Washington, D.C. He preceded her in death in November 1997.

Mrs. Roussey spent many years in Bronson and had worked at Transogram in Sturgis, Borg-Warner in Coldwater and Bill’s Steak House. She moved to Dallas with her husband in 1983 and she worked for Minyards Food Store, retiring in 1997 when they returned to Bronson.

Eva was a member of St. Mary of Assumption Church and Bronson American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid bowler, having bowled on three different leagues at one time, and competed in the Women’s Nationals for 15 years.

Eva loved to travel, enjoyed playing slots at the casinos, and had a soft spot in her heart for animals, especially her dog Petey, and all her granddogs, whom she loved to spoil. Eva was a great cook and famous for her potato soup. She adored her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and treated them all with the love of a true grandma. She was blessed by her many special friends and was always willing to do things for others.

Eva is survived by her sons, Dominic (Linda) Roussey of Sullivan, Ill., Richard (Paula) Roussey of Dallas and Joseph (Teresa) Roussey of Bronson; her daughters Barbara Haley of Bronson, Tina (Greg) Wells of Coldwater, Debra (Peter) Hofman of Milwaukee and Diana Roussey of Bronson; her special adopted son, Jim Clark of Coldwater; her brothers, Henry (Dorothy) Neufer of Muncy, Pa., and Lewis (Delores) Neufer of South Williamsport, Pa.; her sisters-in-law, Dottie Stodder of Sarasota, Fla., and Pat Knopka of Buffalo, N.Y.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Roussey was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Roussey in 1958; a daughter, Carol Ann Roussey in 1975; two brothers, James and Clarence Neufer; a sister, Betty Harris; and a great-grandson, Owyn Spahr.

Memorials may be directed to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Southwest Michigan Affiliate, 229 E. Michigan Ave. Suite 245A, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, or Veterans Memorial Park in Bronson.

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