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Phillip Bruce Rousey

Phillip Bruce Rousey

Phillip Bruce Rousey

May 05, 1951 – April 09, 2022


Phillip Bruce Rousey, 70, of Danville passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022 at home. Born in Danville on May 5, 1951, he was the son of the late Phillip Rich Rousey and Geraldine Bandy Rousey. Bruce was a 1969 graduate of Danville High School and attended Western Kentucky University. He was a 38-year employee of Norfolk Southern Railroad. After retirement, he worked his fun job in Boyle County Court Security. Bruce was a member of First Baptist Church Danville. His passion was serving the Lord through mission work.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, JoAnn Mosley Rousey, two daughters, Monica (Mark) Walker of Junction City and Katie Layne of Danville; four grandchildren: Abigail (Aidan) Stewart-Hoskins, Andrew Dean, and Ava & Mason Layne; two sisters, Sandy (Wayne) Purdom of Louisiana and Debbie Ernst of Stanford; and one brother, James (Debbie) Rousey of Hustonville.

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, 1570 N. Danville Bypass, Danville, KY on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church Missions Fund, First Baptist Church Youth, or The Gideons International.

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Mildred Hill Rousey

Mildred Rousey along with her husband Patrick Allen Rousey played an important role in the establishment of the Rousey Reunions held in Kentucky every four years beginning in 1984.


Mildred Hill Rousey, 82, of Danville passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021.  She was born February 11, 1938, in Danville to the late Claude and Rachel Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Patrick Allen Rousey; grandson, Brian Lane; sister, Nanny Goodlett, and brothers, Claude Hill, Jr. and Donald Hill. 

She attended school in Danville, Middletown, Ohio, A-Pass Weikel Institute, Dale Carnegie where she was a graduate assistant for several classes, and Somerset Community College.

She was a member of Indian Hills Christian Church. 

She was an assistant manager for Jerry’s Restaurant, physical therapy assistant for First PT Clinic, assistant to Dr. F.A. Martin in Danville, office manager and realtor for Coldwell Banker/VPI.

She is survived by her children: Tony (Becky) Rousey of Maryland, Kenny (Pam) Rousey of Moreland, Sherry (David) Anderson of Danville, and Judy Lane of Liberty; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Honoring her wishes, she will be cremated and have a private burial in the family cemetery at the Rousey Homeplace in Butchertown.  A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heritage Hospice of Danville. 

W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland is in charge of arrangements.  A Guestbook is

June Dowell Rousey

June Lucille Dowell Rousey

September 16, 1928 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 92)


June Lucille Dowell Rousey, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Casey County Hospital. She was 92.

Born on September 16, 1928, to the late Vulus R. and Ella Ramsey Dowell in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Her family moved to Casey County when she was four years old where she would grow up, graduate from Liberty High School in 1946, marry Robert Rousey in 1947, and have her first of three children in 1948.

June was a devoted Christian, daughter, wife, mother, and friend. She managed Dowell Furniture Store for many years. She loved people and was always looking for ways to help when help was needed. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church where she served as a deacon and elder, taught Sunday School, served on committees, led a Christian Women’s Fellowship group, and visited the shut-ins. She worked several years with Relay for Life and has served on the board of the Casey County Alumni Association. She was a founding member of the Casey County Explorers hiking group where she made many new friends who enjoy hiking and wildflowers, just as much as she.

June was a picture of compassion, generosity, and love–all products of her faith.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband of fifty-four years, Robert Rousey; and her brother, Dr. V.R. Dowell, Jr. (and Mildred).

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Jeffries (and Danny) and Connie Cundiff (and Kerry), both of Liberty; and a son, Robert Barry Rousey (and Jennifer) of Liberty. Other survivors include grandchildren, Justin Jeffries (and Angela) and Adam Jeffries (and Jennifer) of Louisville, Darin Cundiff (and Rachyl) of Liberty, Sean Cundiff (and Lacey) of Lancaster, Robert Taylor Rousey (and Marie) of Liberty, and Jenna Gail Rousey Walker (and Jake) of Bowling Green; and great-grandchildren, Reed and Grayson Jeffries, Alex, Claire and Ellie Jeffries, Karis, Karmen, and Karter Cundiff, Anna Kerri and Amelia Cundiff, and Ella June Rousey.

Due to safety precautions and current restrictions the funeral service will be held privately for immediate family only. Rev. Josh Snyder and Rev. Homer Hecht will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Justin Jeffries, Adam Jeffries, Darin Cundiff, Sean Cundiff, Robert Taylor Rousey, and Jenna Gail Rousey Walker.

The funeral service will be available for viewing to the public via Facebook live streaming on the First Christian Church of Liberty KY Facebook page at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to First Christian Church Memorial Fund at PO Box 8, Liberty, KY 42539 OR the Casey County Alumni Association at PO Box 744, Liberty, KY 42539.



Donald Rousey

We got word that Don Rousey from Oklahoma passed away this week.  Don and his family have joined us many years for the Rousey Big Reunion.  He will be greatly missed.




Donald “Don” Rousey

June 15, 1940 ~ September 27, 2020 (age 80)

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Donald “Don” Henry Rousey, age 80 of Tecumseh, OK passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 in Tecumseh.

He was born June 15, 1940 in Wynnewood, OK to William Jasper and Edna (Boyd) Rousey.

Don was raised in Purcell, OK, and graduated from Purcell High School with the class of 1964.

He earned an Associates Degree from Seminole State College.

Don married Judy Dawson in Purcell on January 23, 1960.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1961. He was stationed in Hawaii, on the USS Hooper Island, and on the USS Klondike.

Don was a man with many talents. During his career he worked at S.W. States Telephone, with GTE from 1966 to 1993 as a switch technician, at Tinker AFB, owned and operated a car wash in Tecumseh, and did maintenance for the Highland Church of Christ.

He was always willing to volunteer in the Tecumseh community. He was a volunteer fireman with the Tecumseh Fire Department from 1968 to 1988, served as a Commissioner on the Tecumseh Housing Authority Board, and served on the Tecumseh Planning Commission Board.

Don had been a 32nd Degree Mason with the McAlester Consistory, held several offices with the Tecumseh Jaycees, and was a member of the Highland Church of Christ, where he served as a Deacon for 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Jennifer Jane; sister, Edna Mae Wilson; and brother, Tom Rousey.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy, of the home; son, Brian Rousey of Oklahoma City; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Brian Branson of Maud, OK; granddaughter, Jenny Lynn Branson; sisters, Virginia Smith of Salem, OR, Pat (and Kenny) Crosslin of Purcell, and Sandra (and Darrell) Sanders of Lexington, OK;  brothers, Bill (and Jan) Rousey of Purcell and Terry Rousey (and Debra Green) of Canadian, OK; many other family: and numerous friends.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Don’s caregivers, Lisa Hurley and Ericka McCombs, and the staff at Heartland Hospice for their care and compassion for Don and his family.

Closed casket visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 and continue until service time. Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh with Erick Henson and Brett McKnight officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. The family asks that face coverings be worn by all who are able. The service will be shown on Highland Church of Christ’s YouTube Channel.




Nina Rousey Fox Hatter

Nina Rousey Fox Hatter, 88, of Danville passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018. Born February 28, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Loyd Carl and Tina Jeanette Rich Rousey.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Fox and her husband, Steve Bernard of Lancaster; son, Bill (Brenda) Fox of Hubble; brothers, Buddy (Joan) Rousey of Florida and Ronnie (Barbara) Rousey of Lexington; three grandchildren: Jill (Kyle) Mason, Sarah Bernard and Shaun Bernard; two great grandchildren, Riley and Reece Mason; two sisters-in-law, June Rousey and Mildred Rousey and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters: Margaret Berry, Robert Rousey, Phillip Rousey, Anita McMullin, Shirley Adams, Allen Rousey, Sherwood Rousey and Palmer Rousey.

Visitation is 5-8 pm, Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home. Funeral Service is 11 am, Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home with Jimmy Rousey officiating.   Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery. Pallbearers are Barry Rousey, Brad Adams, David Anderson, Kenny Rousey, Keith Rousey, Tim Sharp and Brian Adams.

Patrick Allen Rousey

The Rousey family has lost its strongest advocate in Patrick Allen Rousey.  He passed away on September 2nd 2015.  He was the son of Loyd and Tina Rousey. His life long partner and wife, Mildred survives.  He is also survived by children Tony Rousey, Sherry Rousey Anderson, Kenny Rousey and Judy Rousey Lane.  His work on the geneology of this family resulted in a treasured family history book and an intricate family tree drawing that includes thousands of names.  He inspired the tradition of having the Big Rousey Reunion at the Butchertown, Kentucky cabin/farm every four years since 1984.  His handiwork decorates the cabin area.  We have all been blessed to have been touched by his life.  His work will be a treasure for future generations of Rouseys.

David McMullin

David McMullin, 61, of Ludlow passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Williamstown, Kentucky
He was the son of George Woodrow and Anita Rousey McMullin, the grandson of Loyd and Tina Rich Rousey, great-grandson of William Rousey and great-grandson of Cam Rousey. He was a great supporter of our Rousey Reunions.
He was employed by EGC Construction Company for 43 years where he was a General Superintendent. David was a member of Mt. Olivet Christian Church in Williamstown. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, and loved to travel. David was a former Deacon and Trustee of the Baptist Church, former Ludlow City Councilman, and former football and baseball coach with Ludlow Youth Football, Ludlow Athletic Baseball Club and Ludlow First Baptist Church.
David is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Joyce (nee: Roberts) of Ludlow; daughter, Shantel (Tony) Schachere of Dry Ridge; grandchildren, Dylan and Delanie; and sister, Yolanda Mitchell of Ludlow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George “Woody” and Anita (nee: Rousey) McMullin; and brother, Glen McMullin.
Visitation was Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 4:00 PM until the hour of service at 6:00 PM, all at Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018
Cremation followed the service with inurnment held at the Rousey Family Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Mt. Olivet Christian Church First Fruits, 2175 Heekin Lawrenceville Rd., Williamstown, KY 41097 or Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth, 483 South Loop Rd., Edgewood, KY 41017.

Loyd Sherwood Rousey

Loyd Sherwood Rousey, Age 72, passed away peacefully at sunset on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his home in Plant City, FL.  He was born to the late Lloyd Carl and Tina Rich Rousey, May 29, 1941, in Butchertown, KY.  Sherwood (Loyd) graduated from Hustonville High School in 1959.

After a successful career as an accountant, he later owned a feed and tack store where he could continue his passion for ranching and horses.  He also loved the outdoors, fishing, racquet ball, golf, and woodworking.

Loyd is survived by his life love, Patricia Welch; five children, Richard, Jeffrey, Sean, Matthew, and Julie; four daughters-in-law; Alicia, Shari, Marcia, and Buffy; one son-in-law, Rob; fourteen grandchildren, Joseph, James, Ricky, Ashley, Joshua, David, Matt, Chris, Tyler, Travis, Lindsey, Trey, Tucker, and Alexis;  one great grandchild, Carmen; three brothers, Allen, Buddy, and Ronnie; one sister, Nina, Three sisters-in law, June, Mildred, Joan, and Barbara; and many other beloved family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Robert, Phillip, Palmer and sisters, Margaret, Anita, and Shirley.

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Wells Memorial and Event Center in Plant City, Florida.

Douglas L. Berry

Douglas L. Berry, age 59, passed away on Thursday April 17, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center following a short battle with cancer.  Doug was born in Stanford, KY on January 8, 1955, son of the late Fonzo and Margaret (nee:  Rousey ) Berry.  Doug was united in marriage to the love of his life Laurie I. Ziegler, on August 31, 1974, at First Baptist Church where he was a longtime member.  Along with family , he owned and operated Martinizing Dry Cleaning in Racine.  Often Doug could abe found sitting in his greenhouse, watching the Brewers.  He enjoyed playing cribbage with family and getting in heated debates with his good friend Mel.  Doug had vast knowledge and an amazing ability to fix just about anything, and he had the patience to teach his sons the same.  His lawn was maintained with great pride, and all his neighbots, friends, and family enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor.  Doug was admired for his remarkable business acumen and economic sense.  He was the type of guy who was friends with everyone in town and will be missed dearly.  Survivors include his loving wife of nearly forty years, Laurie, sons, Jason Loyd (Julie) Berry of Racine, Chad Fonzo (Justena) Berry of Nixa, MO; grandchildren, Jaleesa and Dylan Berry, Christena, Camden, and Benjamin Fonzo Berry; grand-dog, Cayman; brother Charles (Eva) Berry of Shorewood, WI; mother-in-law, Arlene Riekkoff;  father-in-law Linus Ziegler; brothers-in-law Denny (Jane) Hush, Scott (Christy) Ziegler, Tim (Cari) Hush, Todd (Dawn) Hush; childhood friend, Donnie Miller; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  In addition to his parents, Doug was also preceded in death by his bothers, Mike and Stanley and his sister, Jolene.  Funeral services were held Friday, April 25th, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church, 3117 Lathrop Ave.  with Reverend Holly Anderle officiating.  Entombment followed at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Note:  Doug was the grandson of Loyd and Tina Rich Rousey.

Harold “Tommy” Adams

Harold Thomas Adams,87, widower of Shirley Rousey Adams died Wednesday January 9, 2013.  Tommy was a member of Indian Hills Christian Church, served in the United States navy during World War II, and was manager of electric operations for Inter County RECC.  Tommy, a Fleming County native who attended the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, began his career with Inter County RECC as a draftsman. He later served as a work order account and systems manager before being named electrical operations manager for 20 years.  He retired after 39 years with the utility.  Tommy also enjoyed painting.  He painted a picture of the Old Homeplace cabin and made prints available to many.  Survivors include two daughters, Janet Adams (Danny) Watkins, of Gallatin, TN and Jane Adams (Tim) Sharp of Danville, a son, Gene (Christina) Adams of Lake Worth, FL; a daughter in law, Shelia Adams of Danville, six grandchildren, Brian (Jeri Kay) Adams, Brad (Jjo Marie) Adams, Kara Watkins (Justin) Owen, Matthew Adams, Gregory Adams and Hannah Sharp and four great grand children, Bailey Johnson, Connor Johnson, Abi Adams and Gabe Adams.  He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Michael Adams; and a grandson, Michael Aaron Adams.  Funeral services will be Saturday January 12th at 11AM.  Visitation is 4-8PM Friday the 11th.  The visitation and funeral will be held at Indian Hills Christian Church.  In lieu of Flowers, the family suggests donations to Indian Hills Christian Church Building Fund.  An online guestbook is at