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Esther "Merie" Coyle

1933 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Esther "Merie" Coyle Obituary
WELLSVILLE - Esther "Merie" Coyle, 80, of 1978 Stannards Road, passed away on Tuesday, (Sept. 17, 2013) at Jones Memorial Hospital with her family at her side. She was born May 18, 1933, in Hornell, the daughter of the later Harold and Neva (Ebersol) Gavitt. She was first married to Harold "Ralph" Hurlburt who predeceased her on Dec. 27, 1968. On June 16, 2001, she Married Clair H. "Tug" Coyle, who survives.

Merie was raised in the Arkport/Canaseraga area and attended school in Canaseraga. She was formerly employed at Rochester Products, Highland Healthcare Center in Wellsville and was a home health aide for Jan & Bev's Homecare in Wellsville, retiring in 1997. She was a member of the Willing Volunteer Fireman's Auxiliary and the Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed growing flowers, gardening, puzzles and dancing.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Deborah (John) Nielson of Lincolnton, N.C.; one son, Gene (Glenda) Hurlburt of Wellsville; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Thomas of Fallbrook, Calif., and Margie (Mark) Taft of Campbell; one brother, Charles (Jenette) Gavitt of Jasper; two sons-in-law, Richard Stephens of Canaseraga, and Richard Hamlin of Almond; a sister-in-law, Ann Irene (Robert) Johnson of Wellsville; two brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Bea) Hurlburt of Andover, and Walter "James" Hurlburt of Bath; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Phyllis Hamlin and Lois Stephens.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Friday (Sept. 20, 2013) at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Robert Morris presiding. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in the Town of Alfred. The family suggest memorial donations be made to the Willing Volunteer Fire Department or the Trinity Lutheran Church. To leave online condolences, please visit
Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on Sept. 17, 2013
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