June 12, 1942 - June 9, 2020
Karlene "Kay," "Miss Goch" Lee Gochenour Rudolph, age 77, passed away on June 9, 2020. Born June 12, 1942, in Washington, D.C., Karlene was the daughter of the late Karl Luther and Irene Crandall Stine Gochenour. She was predeceased, in 2002, by her husband of 17 years, Donald Rudolph, who was a devoted golfer, retired barber, dispatcher for AandP stores in New Jersey, and maintenance man for schools in Camden Co. NJ. She was also predeceased by her only sister, Nancy Gochenour Stiltner in May of 2018. Mrs. Rudolph is survived by her very special brother-in-law Jennings B. "Britt" Stiltner, a 30-year Air Force veteran. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Conway. Mrs. Rudolph was active in mission work. She worked on the cookbook committee and named and edited the God's Great Bounty cookbook. Additionally, she worked on several projects for the Help 4 Kids organization including sandwich making in the summer as well as other seasonal projects such as backpack buddies, the annual school supplies drives, and Lenten and Christmas programs that benefit children in Horry County. Karlene was a 1960 graduate of Anacostia High School in Washington, DC; and a 1964 graduate of Western Maryland College, having majored in English and education and graduating cum laude. In 1977, she received her Masters of Arts Degree from Glassboro State University in NJ, where she excelled in all disciplines and graduated with honors. Mrs. Rudolph was a retired educator, having taught English grammar and literature courses. She touched many lives and influenced many students over her 45-year career at Deptford High School in New Jersey, and at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) in Conway, SC. She planned and produced many plays for the drama department at Deptford High School and won teacher of the year in 1971-72. She served as high school yearbook advisor for 20 years. Additionally, she was the advisor for the National Honor Society for many years, and she was the high school softball coach for 10 years. Her extracurricular teaching duties also included band trip chaperone, and senior trip chaperone. At Coastal Carolina University, she taught freshman and sophomore classes, was yearbook advisor and worked as head judge for the College Board competitions. She also performed in several plays at Wheelwright Theater at CCU. For over 20 years, she was a devoted golfer, playing many courses with her husband and her home course with "the girls." She was proud to have won 2nd place in her flight of the World Amateur Championship. She was active in the Myrtle Trace South community and for many years was one of three who gathered, edited and published the community newsletter, The Gatepost. She also served on the original board of directors for one year and worked closely with the writing of the covenants of MTS and the modifications committee. She was an animal lover and had four special cats, Nimue, Freddie, Gulliver and Magnolia. Funeral services will be held at Conway First United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 13, 2020 with Rev. Kyle Randle officiating. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest cemetery in Conway. The family will receive friends after the service at the First United Methodist Church, Family Life Center. Memorial donations may be made to FUMC, Building Fund, 1001 5th Avenue, Conway, SC 29526 or Help 4 Kids, 2523 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588, or Best Friends Animal Shelter, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Karlene "Kay," "Miss Goch" Lee Gochenour Rudolph, age 77, passed away on June 9, 2020. Born June 12, 1942, in Washington, D.C., Karlene was the daughter of the late Karl Luther and Irene Crandall Stine Gochenour. She was predeceased, in 2002,... View Obituary & Service Information
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