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Georgene (Kalb) Bussey

Georgene (Kalb) Bussey, 80, of Portsmouth went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at her home.  She was born December 24, 1942 to the late Earl D. Kalb and Rosemary Ethel (Robbit) Kalb in Portsmouth.  Georgene was a 1960 graduate of Clay High School and earned an associates degree from Portsmouth Business College.  Georgene had a long carreer at several business as an executive secretary including OSCO Industries, USS Chemical, Williams Shoe Factory, Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Authority, and Scioto County Jobs and Family Services.  She was a volunteer at Southern Ohio Medical Center since 1970.  Georgene was a member of the Cardio Guild and the Pleasure Guild.  Georgene was a member of SOMC’s Breast Cancer Support Group for 20 years.  She loved making crafts, doing needle work and painting, she and her husband traveled for years to craft shows all over the state.

Georgene is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ralph Bussey of Portsmouth; a daughter, Denise Bussey of Portsmouth; a brother, David Michael Kalb and wife Josie of Rosemount; three sisters, Letty Herren of Dayton, Sue Herst and husband Jeff of Wilmington, DE, and Denise Carbough and husband Ed of Chesepeake, VA; five grandchildren, Keith Dunn and wife Carrie of Lancaster, Justin Dunn of Dayton, Amanda Spencer and husband Keith of West Portsmouth, Tiffany Carver and husband Jason of West Portsmouth, and C.J. Bussey of New Boston; twelve great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Scott Bussey; two brothers, Earl Kalb and Bruce Kalb; two sisters, Phyllis Hayward and Marcella Shugart.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2023 at D.W. SWICK FUNERAL HOME in New Boston with Frank Stidham officiating.  Interment will follow at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at


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