Elizabeth Coughlan McNelis

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Elizabeth Coughlan McNelis SUMMERVILLE - May 11, 1922 - November 6, 2012 Elizabeth was the daughter of Edward and Caroline Coughlan and was born and raised in Plainfield, NJ. She was a registered nurse, and graduated from Muhlenberg School of Nursing in Plainfield, NJ. She made her home in South Carolina in 1981 and retired from the Presbyterian Home in Summerville. She was a dedicated daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend and was devoted to her church; St. Theresa's the Little Flower, which was a great source of pride and comfort. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas McNelis and her beloved daughter Teresa Meisnest and grandson Kevin Meisnest. Surviving are her daughters Elizabeth Hurley of FL, Kathleen Maas of NC, Susan DeCoodt of SC, Maureen Sloan of TX, Carolyn McNulty of NC, her loving and dedicated sister Doris McGrath of NJ, grandchildren Kelly Campbell of Texas, Erin Logan of FL, Molly Johnson of PA, Thomas Whaley of NC, Michele Dyer of SC , James Batcha of FL, Brad and Brian Batcha of NJ, Sean and Dale Jackson of TX, Jennifer Kolberg of NJ, Ryan and Casey McNulty of NJ, and 17 great grandchildren. She loved to travel and volunteer, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. There will be a Funeral Mass on Saturday, December 1st at 11 o'clock at St. Theresa's the Little Flower Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to St. Theresa's the Little Flower Catholic Church, 11001 Dorchester Road, Summerville, SC 29485 ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA 29483 843-873-4040 Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Nov. 19, 2012
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