BELFAST - Virginia E. "Ginny" VanDusen, 82, formerly of 37 East Hughes St., passed away Wednesday (Aug. 13, 2014) at Highland Healthcare Center, Wellsville, following a lengthy illness.
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Born Aug. 10, 1932, in Belfast, she was the daughter of Robert and Thelma Crawford Keeler. On May 11, 1952, she married Richard E. "Dick" VanDusen, who predeceased her Nov. 18, 2008.
Ginny had resided most of her life in the Belfast area. She was a graduate of Belfast Central School, class of 1950. Before graduating she drove delivery truck for her parents bakery, "Keeler's Bakery" in Belfast. For several years she was an assembler at Fisher-Price Corp. in Arcade. For a few years, she was a cook at Camp Rushford, then for many years was a cook at Belfast Central School cafeteria.
She enjoyed gardening, making ceramic pottery, traveling and camping. Most of all she loved her family and being with them.
Ginny had attended the First Baptist Church and the United Methodist Church, both of Belfast, and was a past member of the Belfast American Legion auxiliary Post 1504.
Surviving are a son, Richard G. (Carolyn) VanDusen of Texas; two daughters, Diane L. (Terry) Fisher and Laura P. (David) Warner, both of Belfast; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Karrie) Keeler of Sacramento, Calif., and Robert (Robin) Keeler of Wilmington, N.C.; a sister, Roberta (George) Mahoney of Sacramento, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Bootsie Lang.
Friends are invited by the family to attend a memorial service to be held at 3 p.m. Monday (Aug. 18, 2014) at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Belfast. Mother Rev. Robert Mackmer, pastor of the Belfast Free Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Belfast.
Memorials may be made to the
of Western NY, 2805 Wehrle Dr. Ste 6, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380.
Online condolences may be made for the family at www.treusdellfuneralhome.com.
Treusdell Funeral Home
65 Main St
Belfast, NY 14711
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2014