BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Vivian Bush Phelps, age 72 of Rich Pond, KY entered into rest Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
A native of Bowling Green, KY she was the daughter of the late William Vivian and Anna Laura Heard Bush. She was preceded in death by her brother Arnold Bush and father-in-law Earl Phelps.
Vivian is survived by her husband of 54 years Larry Phelps; son, Larry Lynn Phelps of Bowling Green, KY; daughter, Lisa Anne Rabold (Bobby) of Bowling Green, KY; 3 brothers, Lewis Bush (Sylvia) and David Bush (Ida) both of Rockfield, KY and James Bush (Joy) of Franklin, KY; sister, Carolyn Chapman (Randy) of Bowling Green, KY; 3 grandchildren, Nick Rabold, John Phelps and Hunter Phelps; mother-in-law, Amy Phelps of Rich Pond, KY; also survived by several nieces, nephews and many generations of Warren County students.
Vivian was a teacher for over 30 years in Warren County. She began teaching in 1970 at Cumberland Trace Elementary before accepting a position at Rich Pond Elementary. Vivian spent most of her career teaching at Drakes Creek Middle School. She retired from teaching in Warren County in 2001. Vivian earned the Outstanding Young Educator Award in 1971. She was a member of the ADK teacher’s sorority and the KY Education Association.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at J. C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will begin Friday from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until the funeral hour at 10:00 A.M.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in appreciation for their outstanding care at Vanderbilt Gift Processing Office, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN. 37240-7727.
Arrangements entrusted to J. C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel.
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