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   Pauline Louise “Perky” Roush, , of Quincy, Illinois, died Monday June 4, 2007, at Lake Regional Hospital, in Osage Beach, Missouri, at 88 years of age.

   A daughter of Herbert G. and Flossie Mae Kurry Carper, Pauline was born on February 18, 1919, at Colmar, Illinois.

   Raised and educated in LaBelle, Missouri, she graduated from LaBelle High School.

   Pauline Carper united in marriage with Charles Wesley Roush on September 26, 1942, in Aberdeen, Maryland and lived most of her life as a loving, dedicated military wife and mother.

   Throughout the years she provided a happy home for her family in Maryland, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Illinois, Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France.

   Surviving are five children, Charlie Lou Purdy of Camdenton, Missouri, Paula Jane LeSeure of Fulton, Missouri, Barbara Darlene Carlisle and husband Bob of Harker Heights, Texas, Thomas Michael Roush and his wife Mary Elizabeth of Geneseo, Illinois, and James Wesley Roush and his wife Cheryl Kay of Mahomet, Illinois; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Elendor Fay Detwiler of Houston, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Her parents; husband; a grandson, Adam Wesley Roush; two brothers, Ray and Roy Carper; and one sister, Darlene Williamson all preceded Perky in death.

   The Reverend Sandy Browning will officiate for the Funeral services held June 7, 2007, at the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, Missouri, with Music selections “Amazing Grace” and “It Is Well With My Soul”.

   Burial followed in the LaBelle Cemetery with her grandson’s Todd Purdy, Jason LeSeure, Nick LeSeure, Brooks Carlisle, Andy Roush, Zack Roush, Luke Roush and Tony LeSeure as pallbearers.

   Honorary bearers will be Ronnie Kurk, Robert Williamson, Gary Williamson, Larry Carper, Donnie Carper, and Paul Carper.

   Expressions of sympathy, in memory of Pauline L. Roush, may be made to the LaBelle or Quincy Libraries.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Home, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, Missouri, 63447.