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Olive G. "Babe" Galus
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  • James Island Baptist Church
    2023 Wappoo Drive
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“Our family wished to extend our sincere condolences to the entire family. Babe has surely gone on to a better place, may she rest in eternal peace....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Raymond Wright

“My thoughts and prayers are with Lynda and the entire family. Babe was a wonderful person with a great smile and sense of humor. She will be missed. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Beth Stone, RN - Charleston, SC

“May her soul rest in peace. Such a sweet lady who rightfully deserved the nickname of "Babe". You can now rest in the arms of Gene again. Blessings...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Elise Cromwell

“Lynda and Norty, we were sorry to hear about Babe. We do rejoice that she is whole again. We lived seeing her beautiful face it Savannah Place. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Mike and Nancy Inabinet

“Lynda and Norty, you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Kay Hanna - Charleston, SC

“It is tough sharing our Mothers with God but we know He has a divine plan. He has a new angel in His choir. Dear Lynda and Norty we feel your loss...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: JOHN & JOAN BERRY - CHARLESTON, SC

“Such a fun and loving person. I remember Babe and Gene as friends of my cousin, Belva Dawkins. She thought the world of both of them and cherished...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Tensie Campbell - Charleston, SC

“What a wonderful soul and inspiration to so many. Babe will be missed by so many but I'm sure Gene is glad to be reunited with her again. Both are...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Candice Brown - Johns Island, SC

“I'm saddened to hear of your loss and pray God's comfort to wrap around you and fill your soul and keep you in His peace. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Ralph Plumley - Wilmington, DE


Olive G. "Babe" Galus, 91, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of the late Eugene J. Galus,Sr, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 5, 2021. Due to the pandemic, services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Babe was born May 30, 1929 in Bloomfield, New Jersey, daughter of the late Harold Greenwood and Ethel Morse Greenwood. Her work experience was in accounting, bookkeeping and finance manager. Babe was employed by New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. and Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company and as finance clerk for Fluvanna County Public Schools. She was also the secretary for Roper Hospital PN School and a greeter at Walmart and Chick-fil-a on James Island.

Babe enjoyed the outdoors, camping, playing golf and loved writing and was a published author of Poetry. Her inviting smile and laughter, which evidenced her love of life, was well known by many. She credited her positive attitude toward life to her faith in Jesus Christ.

Babe was a Christian who loved our Great, Good God, and was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ; she was a part of James Island Baptist Church. She was a devoted loving Mom and an instant friend to all she met.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynda V. Glover (Norty) of Charleston, SC; her son, Paul Vander Vliet (Joy) of Levittown, PA.; her step-daughter, Candice L. Brown of Johns Island, SC; her step-son, Eugene J. Galus, Jr. (Janet) of Seabrook Island, SC; seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert W. Vander Vliet and second husband, Eugene "Gene" J. Galus, Sr., a grandson, Justin Allen Brown and her sister Betty Ruth Atema.

We want to thank the many wonderful people at Savannah Place Senior Living for the love and care that they provided Mom over these past years. Thanks also to the compassionate professionals at Crescent Hospice for providing awesome support, kindness, and love as they helped walk us through these past months.

Memorials may be made to James Island Baptist Church, 2023 Wappoo Dr, Charleston, SC 29412.