Elaine J. Coast
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Elaine J. Coast, 67, of Harrisville died at 12:30 a.m. Monday at her home.
Born on Oct. 2, 1945, in Grove City, she was a daughter of William R. VanDyke and the late Sara I. Haggerty VanDyke.
She was a graduate of Moniteau High School and received her bachelor's degree from Clarion University.
Elaine began her teaching career at Har-Mer Elementary School in Harrisville. She retired from the Franklin School District after 30 years of service. She had tutored students preparing for further education and participated in the religious release program at the Har-Mer school.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Grove City where she sang in the choir and served as the church pianist. Elaine had also taught piano in her home. In addition to her music, she enjoyed cooking and shopping. She particularly valued her time with her family.
On Aug. 6, 1966, she married A. David Coast, who survives, along with a daughter, Gay R. Coast-Frampton and her husband, Rick, of Lincolnton, N.C.; a son, Ryan D. Coast and his wife, Candice, of Harrisville; and a grandson, Skyler D. Coast. Also surviving are her father and stepmother, William and Garnet VanDyke of Harrisville; a sister, Beverly P. Sloan and her husband, Donald Hefferman, of Harrisville; and two brothers, William E. VanDyke and his wife, Karen, of Lordstown, Ohio, and Wayne D. VanDyke and his wife, Bobbie, of Harrisville.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
COAST - Friends of Elaine J. Coast, who died Monday, July 1, 2013, may call at the Jamison Funeral Home, 117 N. Main St. Harrisville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. David Johnson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Grove City, officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Library, 103 Cranberry Road, Grove City, PA 16127.
Online condolences may be sent to her family by visiting www.jamisonfuneralhome.com
Jamison Funeral Home
117 North Main Street Harrisville, PA 16038
Published in Butler Eagle on July 2, 2013