Obituaries 06/10/2021


David Chipman

  David Richard Chipman, age 83, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, May 31st, 2021, at the Mercy Health West in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  David entered this life on March 25th, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of the late Elmer and Cora M. (Tippenhauer) Chipman. David was raised in Rising Sun, where he was a 1956 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

  David was united in marriage on June 11th, 1960 at the Rising Sun United Methodist Church to Wanda JoAnn Bladen. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Marcia and a son, Rich. David and Wanda shared nearly 50 years of marriage together until she passed away on February 27th, 2010.

  David was employed as a grocery stocker for Meijer’s in Cincinnati, Ohio for two years. He also owned and operated Chipman Machining Company in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1987-2015.

  David resided in the Cincinnati, Ohio community since 1962. He was a member of the Groesbeck United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He enjoyed gambling, working, playing cards and socializing with his family and friends.

  David will be missed by his daughter, Marcia Sprague of Covington, Kentucky; by his son, Rich Chipman and his companion Laurie Carrig of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his grandchildren: Cristina, Timothy, Carmon, Joshua and Cassandra; by his great-grandchildren: Conner, Gavin, Caitlyn, Elijah and Lillian; by his brother-in-law, Robert Bailey of Rising Sun; and his nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Chipman; by his mother, Cora M. (Tippenhauer) Chipman; by his wife, Wanda JoAnn (Bladen) Chipman; by his brothers: Robert and Carl Chipman; and by his sisters: Dorothy Cutter, Violet Cook and Ruth Bailey.

  Friends were invited to call on Saturday, June 5th, prior to the beginning of the funeral services at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 5th, by Tom Work at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Wanda Duke

  Wanda Nell “Nellie Bell” (Noble) Duke, age 78, of Fowler, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away peacefully on May 30th, 2021 at the Green-Hill Manor in Fowler, Indiana.

  Wanda entered this life on July 5th, 1942 in Hawesville, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late Herbert and Creshia (Flake) Noble Riley Davis.

  Wanda was united in marriage to Garland “Junior” Duke on February 22nd, 1957 in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. To this union arrived three children to their Christ-filled home of over 61 years: Dale, Steve, and Tracy.

  Wanda was a member of the Bennington United Methodist Church in Bennington, and was employed at the Switzerland County Division of Family Resources in Vevay for many years.

  Wanda was a faithful servant of the Lord and her family. She loved baking yeast rolls, spending time with family, taking long walks with her grandchildren and keeping up with current events while watching Fox News. Wanda loved her family with all her heart, she never knew a stranger and her home was always open to those in need — she was a true servant of the Lord. In her final years, Wanda’s heart was filled with joy as she entered into her final and best job of Great Grandma to 22 special children — a title that she adored.

  Wanda will be deeply missed by her loving children: Steven Todd Duke and his wife Jamie of Fowler, Indiana and Tracy Duke of Indianapolis, Indiana; and by her grandchildren: Jason Duke, Lindsey Nelson (Scott), Courtney Baker (Rick), Natasha Cox (Brent) Brandon Duke (Emy Jo), Elisha Heim (Sean), Erin Bradley (Mike), Ethan Eversman and Kami Eversman. She was adored and will be missed more than words can say by her great-grandchildren: Michael, McKenna, Mavery, Manning, Lyndy, Jack, Jayden, Brantly, Alli, Briar, Brody, Alex, Lydia, Adylyn, Jonah, James, Markus, McKenzie, Rowan, Thatcher, Leighton and Abe; by her sisters: Jean Bishop of Tell City, Indiana and Beverly Dow of Cannelton, Indiana; by her brother, Joseph Noble of Tell City, Indiana; and her many nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Garland “Junior” Duke, who died on October 1st, 2018; by her loving son, Garland “Dale” Duke, who died on April 17th, 2015; by her parents, Herbert and Creshia Noble Riley Davis; by her brothers, Bob Noble and Leonard Noble; and by her great-grandson, Paycin Baker.

  Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Memorial services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 16th, at 11 a.m., by Brother Joe Noble at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow in the Slawson Cemetery, Bennington.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Bennington United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Eunice Kittle

  Eunice Ann (Cunningham) Kittle, 80, of Rising Sun, passed away on May 31st, 2021.

  Eunice Ann Kittle is now in heaven praising her Savior with her beautiful gift of music. She is either singing, or playing the piano, or directing the choir, or all the above, because what she did while she was on this earth has now been made perfect in the presence of God. Her heavenly Father was probably looking forward to the day, as much as Eunice was, that he could face her and say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. Thank you for always letting your light shine and teaching others to do the same.” And let her light shine, she did.

  Eunice was an inspiration to her family, friends, and community. She graduated from Thomas More College on May 11th, 1991 with an Associate Degree in General Studies and was inducted into the Southeastern Indiana Music Hall of Fame on October 1st, 2003. During her 33 years of teaching in the Ohio County school system, Eunice touched the lives of thousands of students, parents, and coworkers. Each person can share fond memories of time shared with Eunice.

  Students remember how Eunice made music relevant to them through singing at the annual Christmas Bazaars, local community events, and church events; accompanying them in band or singing competitions; as a piano teacher, school musical coach, and humanities teacher; and maybe the most memorable — music class.

  Eunice’s heart to serve was unmatched, and she was always willing to help anyone who asked her for anything. Truly, she set the bar for service and made no excuses. Eunice sang the National Anthem for the Cincinnati Reds among scores of other organizations and events throughout her lifetime, including weddings for countless couples. She pushed through all sorts of sickness, including breast cancer, to honor her commitments to service. She had suffered from a skin condition on her hands, and it was not uncommon to see her wiping blood from the keys as she continued to play through the pain. Her ability to serve with this kind of depth and commitment came from her relationship with God.

  Eunice taught Sunday School, led the choir, played the piano, and always made sure she had taken care of the music for her church, Bethel Unity Baptist Church; she rarely missed a day. In fact, she played piano up until only seven weeks before her passing. She loved God with all her heart, and Eunice’s life is a testament to the true character of God. Every person Eunice touched will miss her, especially her beautiful family and the love of her life for 62 years, George, who she married on September 21st, 1958.

  Eunice is survived by her husband, George Kittle; by her daughters: Katherine Elizabeth Henderson and her husband Mark and Carla Jo Wells and her husband Tony; by her four grandchildren: Abigail Katherine, Elizabeth Ann, Brandon Ray and Taylor Ann; and by her two great-grandchildren, Kana`loa and Noa.

    Eunice was born in Switzerland County, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Jones) Cunningham, both of whom preceded her in death. Eunice was also preceded in death by her sister Kathy Sue Works in 2014.

  Funeral services were held on Friday, June 4th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend James Jackson officiating. Visitation was held prior to the time of the funeral services on Friday, June 4th at the funeral home. Burial followed in the Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Unity Baptist Church or to the Eunice Kittle Performing Arts Fund through the Ohio County Community Foundation (checks payable to OCCF).

Robert ‘Bob’ Reed

  Robert Wayne “Bob” Reed, age 80, of Lamb, Indiana, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Bob entered this life on January 9th, 1941 in Vevay. He was raised in Vevay, where he was a 1959 graduate of  Vevay High School.

  He was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay for two years.

  Bob was inducted into the United States Army on November 4th, 1963 in Louisville, Kentucky and served during the Vietnam War. He specialized as a military policeman and earned the Expert Rifle Badge, Marksman Pistol Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. He was stationed at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on October 31st, 1969.

  In 1962, Bob was employed in building maintenance for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Indiana, retiring in 1993 after 30 1/2 years of service.

  Bob was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and served on the honor guard. He was also a member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Union Baptist Church in Lamb. Bob was also a member of the Diesel Workers Union of Columbus, Indiana.

  Bob attended the Daytona 500 for 27 years consecutively. Bob was also a caregiver for his parents for several years. He enjoyed socializing and going to the American Legion and VFW, as well as playing euchre.

  Bob is survived by his brother, Paul Roger “Sonny” Reed and his wife Karen of Vevay; by  his nieces: Vicki Reed, Paula Hamilton and her husband Mark, and Gina Pyles and her husband Everett; by his several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and by his aunt, Jean Romans and her husband Norman of Lamb.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Roger Henry Reed, who died on July 15th, 2006 and Edith (McKay) Reed, who died on November 2nd, 2012; and by his nephew, Roger Wayne Reed, who died on December 24th, 1989.

  Visitation was held on Saturday, June 5th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.  Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, June 6th, at the funeral home.

  Interment and full military rites was conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund or Union Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.