Obituaries week of 7/12/07


Harlan “Denny” Bush, Jr.

Harlan Denton “Denny” Bush, Jr., 69, of Vevay, passed away Friday, July 6th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born September 11th, 1937, in Madison, the son of Harlan D. and Christine C. (Reed) Bush, Sr., who both preceded him in death. He was raised in the Lamb-Brooksburg community and was a 1956 graduate of Central High School in Madison. He resided for many years in the Lamb community.
He was united in marriage October 25th, 1958, in Madison to Phyllis Ann Buschmann. Unto this union one son and one daughter arrived to bless their home.
He was first employed in 1957 as a striker engineer for the Ohio River Company, working in this field until 1963. He began a new career March 19th, 1963, with Reliance Electric Company in Madison, working there until 2000, when he retired as an inspector. In his spare time he enjoyed flying R.C. Model Airplanes, fishing, boating and shooting trap.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Ann (Buschmann) Bush of Vevay; his son, Denton William Bush of Vevay; his daughter, Christy Morgan and husband Dan of Lamb; his grandchildren, Danna and Sarah Morgan, Emily and Kelsey Bush, Nicki Becham and Lacey Brawner; his sister, Susan Schindel of Columbus; one niece; one nephew; and other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 10th, by Reverend Roger Parrott at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Switzerland County Emergency Unit. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Alice Geiger

Alice Clara Geiger, 91, of Vevay, passed away Monday, July 9th, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born April 5th, 1916, the daughter of George and Daisy (Dance) Geiger, who both preceded her in death. She was a 1934 graduate of Newport High School in Newport, Kentucky. She was a secretary for Cincinnati Gas & Electric in Cincinnati, retiring in 1978, after 37 years of service. She had resided in Vevay since 1997 and was a former resident of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. She was a member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Lakeside Park, Kentucky.
There are no immediate survivors.
Graveside services will be conducted by Reverend J. Christopher Torrey at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Kentucky. Friends may call at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay from 10-11 a.m. today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeside Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Wallace Clark

Wallace Emil Clark, 88, of near Aberdeen, passed away Thursday, July 5th, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was born November 30th, 1918, in Cincinnati, the son of Wallace and Elizabeth (Vanconey) Clark. He was a store manager for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in Cincinnati. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora.
On March 19th, 1943, he married Esther Mersch, who died March 13th, 2004.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, rising to the rank of sergeant. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars.
Survivors include his sons, Wallace Clark Jr., of Bear Branch and Dale Clark of Rising Sun; his daughters, Elaine Eldridge of Amelia, Ohio, and Lori Wells of Toledo, Ohio; his son, Dan Clark of Texas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 9th, by Pastor Pamela Thiede at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio County Rescue.

Bessie Chipman

Bessie Louise Chipman, 87, of Aberdeen, passed away Monday, July 2nd, at The Waters of Dillsboro.
She was born March 16th, 1920, in Moorefield, the daughter of William and Mary (Washer) Brandon. She was a homemaker and an employee of Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rising Sun.
On August 22nd, 1936, she married Buford Chipman, who died September 7th, 1985.
Survivors include her sons, William Louis Chipman and wife Bonnie of Aberdeen and Buford Wayne Chipman and wife Andrea of Aurora; eight grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the youngest of nine siblings, all of whom preceded her in death.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 6th, by Brother Jim Jenkins at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

W. Shawn Hankins

William Shawn Hankins, 42, of Fishers, Indiana, passed away Monday, July 9th.
He was a partner and principle in Hankins Conrad Medical. He was born in Columbus where he spent his youth and graduated from Columbus East High School. He was also a graduate of Ball State University and was an active member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a parishioner of St. Louis deMontfort Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Marti Hankins, his twin sons, Mason and Maxwell Hankins, age 11; his parents, Bill and Janet Hankins of Columbus; his brother, Shane Hankins of Columbus; and his stepgrandfather, Don Allen of Vevay.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Thelma Allen.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Mason and Max Hankins Educational Fund. Donations may be sent to National City Bank, Brooks School Road Branch, 11680 Brooks School Road, Fishers, IN 46037, Attention: Stephanie Ewing, Branch Manager.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13th, at St. Louis deMontfort Catholic Church, 11441 Hague Road in Fishers. A private family funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Garland Brook Cemetery Chapel, followed by burial. Randall and Roberts Funeral Home of Fishers is in charge of arrangements.