Country Store Items Request

This year we will have a “Country Store” which will have donated items as well as reunion specialty items displayed and available for purchase.  Proceeds from the store will be used for reunion operation expenses.  We welcome the donation of family memorabilia, craft items, photos, artwork and any other items from family members.  Folks who have items to donate should send a photo of the item if possible either to our facebook page or email to foxstv@windstream.net or watkins77@bellsouth.net by June 1st so that we can plan for the layout and pricing of the Store’s items.  (We’ll accept items that weekend too if someone brings something, but we’d prefer to know ahead of time if we can!)

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.

Rousey Family Cemetery

Rousey Family buried in the Rousey Family Cemetery
Rousey Old Homeplace

1. Thomas (Tom) Rousey 1848-1861 Son of Jordan Rousey Sr
2. Jordan Rousey 1798-1863 Son of Leonard & Elizabeth Rousey
3. Smith Rousey 1841-1868 Son of Jordan Rousey Sr
4. Arch Rousey 1852-Feb 28, 1880 Son of Jordan Rousey Sr
5. Camden (Cam) Rousey July 28, 1845- Feb 12, 1881 Son of Jordan Rousey Sr
6. John Rousey 1825-1890 Son of Jordan Rousey Sr
7. Micajah (Cage) Rousey 1836- Dec 22, 1894 Son of Jordan Rousey Sr
8. Delilah Rousey Lamb Shearin 1839- ???? Daughter of Jordan Rousey Sr
9. Henry Rousey Son of Camden (Cam) Rousey
10. Rousey Baby not named. Son of Camden (Cam) Rousey
11. Nancy Curry Rousey 1803- ???? 2nd wife of Jordan Rousey Sr
12. John Lamb Jr 1856-July 10, 1882 Son of Delilah
13. Jasper Shearin 1862-Feb 10, 1884 Son of Delilah Rousey Lamb Shearin
14. Loyd Sherwood Rousey May 29, 1941- May 8, 2014 Son of Loyd Carl Rousey
15. David McMullin -1953-May 21, 2015 Son of Anita Rousey McMullin

16.  Patrick Allen Rousey-1935-September 2, 2015 Son of Loyd and Tina Rich Rousey

Your Family Information Needed

Please send your family updates to Patrick so that he can update the Family Book and try to make it available to everyone as a CD by the Reunion 2016. Patrick is not in good health so there is no guarantee but if you send the information, he will certainly try to compile it. Information should be sent to Sherry Rousey Anderson dsa0878@yahoo.com . Any information that you can provide will be appreciated. Just send whatever information you have available. The following is a suggestion for the kind of information that is needed.

Your complete name including maiden name if applicable.
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
Spouse name
_______________________________________________________Birth Date mo__day__yr___
Marriage Place__________________________________________Date________

Father’s name
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
Mother’s name
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
Marriage Place___________________________________________Date_______

All Siblings
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
Your Children
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
Your grand-children
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
Your great-grandchildren
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
Your Father’s parent’s names
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
Your Mother’s parent’s names
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
Grandparent’s names of the Rousey family
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
Deaths of members of your family
Name of deceased
_______________________________________________________ Birth date mo__day__ yr___
Date of Death and Location of internment______________________________________________

Note: Spouse and marriage information for your children is needed too if applicable.

Tentative Plans for the Rousey Reunion 2016

First Meeting to Plan Rousey Reunion 2016

Date: Friday-Sunday, July 15th, 16th, & 17th, 2016
Place: Rousey Old Homeplace, 4170 Butchertown Road, Parksville, KY

Meals:
• Breakfast and Lunch will be each family’s responsibility.
• Bring your own drinks
• Friday night’s meal will be beans and cornbread provided by locals (any cornbread donations will be appreciated)
• Saturday night’s meal will be the main event pot luck. If you need to keep food cold, try to bring it in a cooler.
Friday Tentative Activities
• Jeep Rides to Sand Knob tower
• Hayrides
• Cornhole, horseshoes or other games
• Beans and Cornbread supper
• Homemade Ice Cream for dessert
• Rook Tournament
• Night Hike
Saturday Tentative Activities
• 7AM Fun 5 K Trail Run/Walk
• Registration Booth
• Reunion Store- t shirts, hats, cookbooks, family tree memorabilia, family tree CD, **To insure that t-shirts are available you can preorder. Check the website and facebook page for details later.
• Raffle of donated craft or other family items like reunion picture book
• Jeep Rides to Sand Knob
• Corn Hole, Horseshoes and/or other games
• Hay Rides
• Kids Tent activities/games (face painting etc)
• Inflatables- one dry and one a wet slide
• Snow Cones
• Amazing Race Game for adults
• Bluegrass Music provided by local band
• Genealogy update tent & posters
• Memorial Service 5PM
• Main Event Pot Luck Dinner @ 6PM
• Movies on the grounds featuring old family pictures and movies

Sunday
• Continue many of previous activities
• Visit
Family Genealogy Book is being updated by Patrick. No new hardback books will be available but we hope to put the book on a CD that will be available in our Reunion Store. Patrick has requested that you send family history that you know including recent births and deaths to his daughter via email: dsa0878@yahoo.com He will continue to add to the information as long as he is able.

Accommodation contacts are listed at the end of this information. Note the guest houses in Stanford are a new addition. These are houses that can accommodate families. Also the Bedford Inn in Liberty is locally owned and very nice.
A limited number of RV campsites with water and electricity are available and must be reserved. Contact Bill Fox home 859-236-1735
Primitive camping is unlimited.

Lodging:
• Hampton Inn, Danville, KY
• 859 236-6200
• Quality Inn, Danville, KY
• 859 236-8600
• Super 8, Danville, KY
• 859 236-8881
• Comfort Suites, Danville, KY
• 859 936-9300
• Red Roof Inn, Danville, KY
• 859 236-5525
• The Bedford Inn, Liberty, KY
• 606 787-0145
• Wilderness Road Guesthouses, Stanford, KY
• 606 879-0555 Candice Smith
• Golden Lion Bed & Breakfast, Danville, KY
• 859 583-1895
• Beaumont Inn, Harrodsburg, KY
• 859 734-3381
• Pioneer Playhouse RV Campground, Danville, KY
• 859 236-2747
• Chimney Rock RV Campground, Harrodsburg, KY
• 859 748-5252
• The Rousey Homeplace Camping, Parksville,(Butchertown) KY
• Contact Bill Fox 859 236-1735

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.

Cabin Visitors

 Lorre Myers Snider, Greg Myers, Barbara Rousey Myers

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.

Taylor and Marie’s Wedding

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