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Ella Rue Lucas Dunn Buckheister

Ella Rue Lucas Dunn Buckheister
  • November 28, 1929 - February 1, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“So sorry to hear about the loss of Ella Rue. We will always remember her undying love for her family. Dutch, you and your wonderful family are in our...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Charlie Condon - SC - friend

“With deepest sympathy, praying for family comfort and peace. Brian and Lyn ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Brian Swan Swan - Charleston, SC

“To Dutch, I am so very sorry to hear of your and your family's loss. I remember you singing at Sandpiper and bringing your grandson to entertain us....Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Lila Watters - Friend

“Kenny and I were so saddened to hear of Ella Rue's passing. She was a beautiful lady, a talented artist and a genuine delight to be around. she...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Saron Donaldson - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss of Ella Rue. What a lovely person to have as a mom, wife, and friend. My mother, Merle, worked with Ella Rue for years as...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Eva McGuire Stratos - SC - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Rita Schlichter - Isle of palms, SC

“So sorry for your loss of Ms. Ella . She was a fine lady . I met her on several occasions along time ago. RIP Ms. Ella . ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Ronald A. Roumillat

“Dutch we are so sorry to hear of the passing of sweet Ella Rue. She was a great lovable lady and will surely be missed by us and all of her friends,...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Michael & Susan Hillyer - SC

“Dutch,I am so very sorry to hear about our sweet Ella Rue. I am just heartbroken.Just a few months ago Ella Rue came to my office and gave me one of...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Shauna Nelson - Mt Pleasant, SC

“I know this great lady will be missed and she touched so many in the community. Prayers and love for Mr Buckheister and all family ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Angela Brunson

“Praying for and thinking of you all. Such a sweet lady with a smile and kind word for all!!! Tricha and Johanna Tapio ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Tricha Tapio - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Sending Love and Prayers to this sweet family. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Donna Johnson-Hiers - Conway, SC

“So very sorry for the passing of Ella Rue. I met her and Dutch through my late husband, Gene. I was immediately impressed by the kindness and...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Patricia Woods - Fort Myers, FL

“Dutch, and family, I'm so saddened by your loss. Ella Rue was an amazing lady and her memory is cherished. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Lance Dunn - Cumming, GA - Family

“Miss Ella was my morning nurse for a month while I recovered from a serious wreck on my motorcycle in 1962 in Mt. Pleasant. I was not expected to...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Mike Gleaton - Charleston, SC

“Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Prayers for all! Tricha and zjohanna Tapio ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Patricia and Johanna Tapio

“Dutch and family:Tommy and I are thinking about you. All of you are in our prayers.We will always cherish our coverings that she knitted for each of...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Nancy and Tommy Rourk - SC

“Sending love and prayers ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Kimberly Shealor Martin


Ella Rue Lucas Dunn Buckheister, 91, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of H.E. "Dutch" Buckheister, Jr. entered into eternal rest Monday, February 1, 2021. Her graveside service will be held Friday, February 5, 2021 in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road at 11:00 am. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Ella Rue was born November 28, 1929 in Conway, South Carolina, daughter of the late John Peter Dunn and Bertha Belle Causey Dunn. She grew up in Conway, SC, the youngest of 10 children in a farming family. She was a registered nurse and graduated from the Roper School of Nursing, class of 1949. Her nursing career included both private and floor duty. She worked for many years at Roper Hospital and the Charleston County Hospital Crippled Children's Unit and retired from the Red Cross. She was a member of Hibben United Methodist Church. Ella Rue was a gifted gardener who especially enjoyed growing vegetables. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, and crocheting blankets for everyone. Ella Rue was also a talented storyteller.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, H.E. "Dutch" Buckheister, Jr.; two sons, Kenny Buckheister (Bill) of Charleston, J. Wesley Buckheister (Abbie) of Mt. Pleasant; daughter-in-law, Jan Woods Buckheister of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Katie B. Payne (Brandon), Brian Austin, H.E. "Ward" Buckheister, IV (Danielle), W. Davis Buckheister (Lori), E. Abrams Buckheister, J. Tyler Buckheister (Nicole) and J.W. "Bryce" Buckheister (Landon); as well as 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Buckheister Sanderlin and son, H.E. "Beasy" Buckheister, III.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to East Cooper Meals on Wheels, PO Box 583, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29465.