Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Marjorie E. Roush

Marjorie E. Roush, age 88, of Shelby, passed away peacefully at her home Monday morning, February 19, 2024.

In her own words, here is the story of Marge’s life. “I was born August 17, 1935 at home in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio to Adam and Caroline “Lena” (Zimmerman) Holzworth. I graduate from Union High School in 1953 and worked at AMF in Shelby as a secretary until going into the auction business with my late husband, Sam Roush. We worked 35 years in the business. Sam and I dearly loved the auction business and the wonderful people who came to the auctions. To you all, thank you. We also had Wall Street Storage- a business we too loved for over 50 years.”

“I was the first woman to sit on the First National Bank of Shelby Board of Directors. What a wonderful honor. I also continued to sit on the Civista Bank Board of Directors following the merger. Additionally, I was elected to St. Mary School Board. What a great experience and a great school.”

“Sam and I were married 38 years. We loved to travel. We went to Antarctica and saw the penguins- one wonderful trip. Later I went to the Arctic. It also was a wonderful trip. I really did enjoy traveling. Following Sam’s passing in 1995, I married Bert E. Davis in 2007. We were married for 13 years until his passing in 2020.”

“I found a lot of happiness in sewing and embroidery work over the years and I’ve created many projects throughout my life. I have also been a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.”

“Sam and I adopted our two children Samuel David and Cynthia Ann.” Marge’s survivors include her children: S. David (Brenda) Roush and Cynthia (Steve) Carroll; grandchildren: Jamie Roush, Garrett Schroeder, Morgan (Cameron) Lawrence, Stephen “Burl” (Jenny) Carroll and Michael Carroll; great grandchildren: Alainah, Collin, Carmen, Luke, Riley, Kylie, and Colin; sister: Lena Rose Holzworth; God daughter: Denise Carriere; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Sam, and Bert, Marge was preceded in death by her sisters and their husbands: Marie (Jim) Melching, Evelyn (Carl) Bemiller, and Eleanor (Al) Borsani; and a brother who passed at the age of 9: Lawrence Holzworth.

Per Marge’s wishes, calling hours and funeral services will not be observed. Burial will be beside her husband, Sam, in Little London Cemetery, Jackson Township, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary School, 26 West Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

Care for Marge is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Condolences may be left on Marge’s obituary on the funeral home’s website or their Facebook Page (

Memories & Condolence

  1. Steve Bolen says:

    Sorry to hear about your mom Dave. I always enjoyed talking to her at the auctions. Prayers to you and your family.

  2. Kristi Green says:

    Marge was such a sweet lady. I was blessed to work for the Roush’s at their travel agency. Many memories of trips taken and advice given (to me). Condolences to the family.

  3. Cheryl Schumacher says:

    I will miss this pioneer business woman. She was an inspiration and leader to me. Rest in peace Marge

  4. Taffy Kleman says:

    Such a wonderful and kind lady. Always so pleasant to talk with when attending auctions. So sorry to hear of her passing. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.

  5. Rosie & Rod Detillion says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Marge was a great lady. I actually have one of her embroidered blankets that she made for me.. Prayers for comfort through this difficult time. Hugs to all of you. ❤️

  6. Mindy Utz says:

    My deepest condolences.

  7. Ron and Eileen Mawhorr says:

    I knew Marge and siblings all my life. We grew up as neighbors on Linn Rd went to school together at grade one room schools and Union High school. She and my husband graduated together. We shared rides for many years to Tappan Stove Co. We knew Bert many years before their marrige.Marge was a wonderful friend. Our deepest sympathy to all the families.

  8. Shirley Burrer says:

    Your mother was a wonderful lady who with your dad had the most wonderful auction in the area! My late husband Gary was always there and was never empty handed when he came home. You all must be proud of both of them!

  9. Tina Patton Rosso says:

    Dave so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, she was always super sweet to everyone. She will be missed

  10. Penny Bricker says:

    Bob and I want to extend our condolences to the entire Roush family. We are so sorry for your loss. Dave and Cindy I know our parents had some great times together. Prayers and hugs through this difficult time.

  11. Ron&Tammie Castle says:

    So sorry to hear about your mom Dave, sending prayers and hugs, if you need anything let us know

  12. Deb Spangler / Jeanette Spangler says:

    Our condolences to all of you. Marge was a special lady and will be missed.

  13. Scott David says:

    Living in California, I didn’t see Marge often, but she was always gracious when I visited and loved to catch up. She sewed Peanuts placemats for us which we still use and will get out tonight in her honor. My wife Paula and I send our thoughts and prayers.

  14. David and Karen Ashby says:

    Our deepest condolences. Aunt Marge was a kind and giving soul. She will be greatly missed. Praying for all the family for their loss.

  15. Bill & Barb Holzworth says:

    Bill and I are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Please give our deepest sympathies to all of the family. Sending hugs and prayers

  16. Frank stamper (tank) says:

    Dave and family so sorry to hear this prayers for your family may God bring peace and comfort at this time of need sincerely brother class of “82”

  17. Kathy Milliron says:

    So sad to learn of your mother’s passing. She was such a sweet lady! Thoughts and prayers to you and your families!

  18. Grogoza Family says:

    Marge was always such a good neighbor. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

  19. Jean McKinney says:

    Dave and Cindy, so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. Very sorry for your loss. Many prayers. Jean

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