September 26, 1946 - September 30, 2021
Vera Eloise Hendrick Dusenbury passed away at home among her beloved family on September 30, 2021, after a long illness and brief hospice care. Born September 26, 1946, Eloise was a lifelong resident of Conway. She graduated from Conway High School in 1963 and attended Lander College in Greenwood, S.C., where she graduated with a nursing degree in 1965. As a Registered Nurse, Eloise spent a number of years in OB/GYN work at Conway Hospital. She was unofficial "midwife" to many friends and relatives in the Delivery Room. Subsequently, she spent the bulk of her career as a home health nurse, focused on family planning and children. She retired in 2002 from DHEC. Eloise had a great love for all things music, especially church and theatre. For many years, she was involved on stage and behind the scenes with the Theatre of the Republic. Her most memorable role was Aunt Eller in the production of Oklahoma. She was involved in music ministry at Trinity United Methodist Church and then as choir director at Union United Methodist. Later, she was involved through music with Remnants Church. She loved all things crafty including sewing, quilting and scrapbooking, and blessed many with her hand-made gifts. Eloise was predeceased by her mother, Vera McCreight Hendrick, at age 19, and later by her father S. E. (Tubby) Hendrick, step-mother Ruebelle Hendrick, brothers Sam and David Hendrick as well as in-laws Earl and Jean Dusenbury. Surviving are her husband of 52 years Earl Albert Dusenbury (Al) and children Mead Altman (Michael Barra) and Trey Dusenbury (Rebekah). Grandchildren and great grandchildren who will cherish memories of their "Weese" include Edith Dusenbury (Chase Fuchs, Raymi and Rowynn), Keygan, Brennan and Hayden Altman; Wade Patterson and Drew Noungsri. Other special family members include Al's siblings Susanne Priddy (Mike) and Andy Dusenbury (Kim), God children Jill McClellan and Rick Dusenbury, step-siblings Debbie Britton and Brian Jackson, honorary grand and great-grand children Nicole Fuchs, Boone, Derrell and Angelo; and nieces and nephews Patrick and Jonathan Dusenbury, Hannah McDonald, Beth Artz, Sandy Hendrick, Eric and Doug Hendrick and Ashley Walden. The family wishes to thank Agape In-Home Hospice for their excellent care in her final days. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 4, 2021 at Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Susanne Priddy and Rev. Pam Muise officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Due to COVID-19 and CDC regulations, masks and social distancing will be required. Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church (4491 Hwy. 701 S. Conway, SC 29527) or give online to Remnants Church (https://www.remnantschurch.com/giving/). Please sign the online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Vera Eloise Hendrick Dusenbury passed away at home among her beloved family on September 30, 2021, after a long illness and brief hospice care. Born September 26, 1946, Eloise was a lifelong resident of Conway. She graduated from Conway High... View Obituary & Service Information
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