Gussie “Eloise” Crouch Conder passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 7, 2024, at the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House in Mooresville, N.C.

She was born on May 24, 1928, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late William Edgar “Ed” Crouch and Kessie Parsons Crouch. She graduated from Taylorsville High School, married Jerry Wiley Conder and lived in Charlotte, N.C., where they raised their four sons.

Eloise spent her career as a school secretary at Ashley Park Elementary School. She was best known for being an avid, high-quality crafter, creating detailed award-winning baskets, quilts, knitting, Christmas ornaments and more. She was always sure to initial and date her work as many of her creations were passed along to friends and family. She loved to read books, work puzzles, and watch golf, and she enjoyed preserving the homegrown vegetables from their garden.

In addition to her parents, Eloise was predeceased by two brothers, PT Crouch and Elbert Crouch; and four sisters, Royster C. Verble, Irene C. Moody, Pauline C. Pennell and Lois C. Withers.

She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Jerry Wiley Conder; and four sons, Jerry Wiley Conder Jr. (Deborah) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Steven Alan Conder (Charlotte) of Banner Elk, N.C., David Lee Conder (Cecelia) of Santa Rosa, Fla., and Christoper Mark Conder (Donna) of Mooresville, N.C., along with grandchildren Bryon Conder (Pam), Shelli C. Dimmer (Gregory), Kyle Conder (Whitney), Kara C. Corley (Jeff), Crystal C. Fisher (Tim), Bucky Conder and great grandchildren Morgan, Kayla, Ella, Landon, Jackson, Hannah, Jonah, Eli and Leia.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, located at 494 E. Plaza Drive in Mooresville. A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations can be made to the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House through Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County by visiting

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Conder family. Condolences may be made to the family at