Mildred Maxine Roussey

November 8, 1920April 30, 2019

Mildred Maxine (Lydy) Roussey, 98, of Clarksville, Tennessee, formerly of Ossian and Fort Wayne passed away on April 30, 2019 at Ahava Healthcare in Clarksville. She was born on November 8, 1920 in Ossian, Indiana, a daughter of the late Augustus and Naomi (Scott) Lydy. She worked as a secretary at General Electric for a few years before working as a house wife and mother. She was a long time member at St. Therese Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. She raised and sold over 3,000 mums for many years. She provided help and support to many of her siblings, family, and friends for years. Surviving family include her sons, Jim (Lynda) Roussey of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ron (Marcia) Roussey of Forest Hill, California, and Randy (Stacy) Roussey of Clarksville, Tennessee; 9 grandchild, 9 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in passing by her husband, John Louis Roussey, whom she was married to for 47 years; one daughter, Betty Ann; 13 siblings; and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church, 15535 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven with visitation 30 minutes prior. Visitation will also be from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in the St. Louis Besancon Catholic cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church.


  • St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church


  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Rosary Service Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Final Resting Place: St. Louis Besancon Catholic Cemetery Tuesday, May 7, 2019


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Ronald Roussey

May 16, 2019

My brothers and I were overwhelmed by the number of people who attended the viewing and then the funeral. I regret not having more time to spend with those who attended. Too many and too little time. I pray no one felt ignored or unappreciated. People I never expected to see again or had not even thought about for years came to remind us of all the lives Mom touched.

May God continue to bless you all and may we meet again someday..

Kathy (Foulks) Downey

May 7, 2019

Maxine was a very special aunt to my dad, Thom Foulks, Sr. He was from a broken home, which I don't think was as common in those days. He loved his mother and father, but many times felt either torn or that he just didn't belong. At Maxine's he felt at home.

Thom Foulks

May 7, 2019

Maxine, thank you for being the link, or bridge, between our families... you expanded our lives. Thom Jr.

Boris Gosheff

May 5, 2019

“May her memory be eternal “