Eloise Jane Dycus, 71, who had lived in the Gilman area for the past 21 years, passed from this life Sunday, July 1, 2012, at her home. She was in usual health and death was unexpected. Her cocker spaniel, Sable, also left with her.
Eloise was born Feb. 21, 1941, at Lafayette, Ind., the daughter of Lawrence Howard Finney and Josephine Evelyn Dangler Finney.
Eloise attended the schools of Ocala, Fla., and moved to Virginia Beach, Va., where she was a member of Haygood United Methodist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher and member of Haygood United Methodist Women's Auxiliary. She lovingly served as a den mother for the Boy Scouts of America.
Among Eloise's favorite hobbies were baking, sewing and crocheting. She continually helped others through her volunteer service.
Eloise is survived by three sons, Eldon Dean Dycus of Florida, Timothy Scott Dycus and Richard Allen Dycus of Virginia; three daughters, Brenda Marie Morril of Virginia, Danielle Lynn Riggins of Vermont, and Tiffany Michelle Michal of Indiana; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister, Harriet Sue Snyder of Montana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nannette Sue Dycus and three sisters and two brothers.
Visitation for Eloise will be conducted at the Randolph Funeral Home, 100 Meadow Lane in Valley Bend, Monday, July 9, from 5 until 7 p.m., the funeral hour. Pastor Barry Moll, minister of the First United Methodist Church in Elkins, will officiate. Eloise will then be moved to Norfolk, Va. for graveside services to be conducted Thursday in Woodlawn Cemetery at Norfolk, Va.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services is entrusted with the arrangements for Eloise Jane Dycus. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.