John Claire Roushar

Born: Thu., Apr. 29, 1943
Died: Fri., May 12, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., May 15, 2017
Location: St. Luke's United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., May 16, 2017
Location: St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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John Claire Roushar, 74, Kokomo, passed away at 2:40 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Waterford Place in Kokomo.  He was born April 29, 1943, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to John and Clara (King) Roushar.  On November 19, 1966, he married Gail Severson, in Utica, Michigan, and she survives.

John served in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1967.  He worked as a tool and die maker for Hoosier Spline Broach for 27 years and then at Chrysler for ten years before retiring.  He loved fishing and enjoyed woodworking, baseball, and NASCAR.  He volunteered with We Care for 25 years and had donated blood for many years.  He cherished his family and loved spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids.  He was a member of VFW Post 1152, UAW Local 685, and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, Gail Roushar, he is survived by his son, Jim (Tammy) Roushar; daughters, Joanne (Jim) Main and Stephanie Roberson; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brett) Helfin, Heather (Trent) Shrock, Joleen Allbritton, Tiffany (Chris) Bagby, Breanne Roberson, Kellie Main and Brooke Gragg; twelve great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Sean Kinney; brothers, Charles Roushar and Richard (Lorraine) Roushar; sisters, Mary Ann (Robert) Fox and Dorothy (James) Wood; brother-in-law, Ronald Gibson; and sister-in-law, Martha Roushar.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Roxanne Kinney; brothers, Francis (Della) Roushar and Robert Roushar; and sisters, Edith (Kenneth) VanSickle, and Margaret Gibson.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 700 Southway Blvd. East, Kokomo, with Pastor BJ Siefert officiating.  Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to We Care or St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.  Messages of condolence may be expressed online at  Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Kokomo, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Michael & Kathy Roushar
   Posted Sun May 14, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathies in your time of bereavement. Although we were not able to spend as much time with my dad's (Bob) side of the family due to distance, my dad always spoke about Uncle John with loving memories. I really enjoyed the brief times we shared and he will be deeply missed.
Mom (Martha) also wishes to extend her condolences.