The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

July 1, 2013

Elaine J. Coast

Harrisville woman was retired teacher, pianist


---- — Elaine J. Coast, Harrisville, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, in her residence. She was 67.

A daughter of William R. VanDyke and the late Sara I. Haggerty VanDyke, Mrs. Coast was born Oct. 2, 1945, in Grove City.

She was a graduate of Moniteau (Pa.) High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Clarion University.

Elaine began her teaching career at Har-Mer Elementary School in Harrisville and retired from Franklin Area School District after 30 years of service.

She tutored students preparing for further education and participated in the religious release program at Har-Mer School.

As an active member of First Baptist Church of Grove City, she sang in the choir and served as the church pianist. Elaine had also taught piano from her home.

In addition to her music, she enjoyed cooking and shopping and 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, Lincolnton, N.C.; a son, Ryan D. Coast and his wife Candice, Harrisville; and a grandson, Skyler D. Coast.

Also surviving are her father and stepmother, William and Garnet VanDyke, Harrisville; a sister, Beverly P. Sloan and her husband Donald Hefferman, Harrisville; and two brothers, William E. VanDyke and his wife Karen, Lordstown, Ohio; and Wayne D. VanDyke and his wife Bobbie, Harrisville.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Library, 103 Cranberry Road, Grove City, PA 16127.

Calling hours: Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (7-5-13) in JAMISON FUNERAL HOME, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville. Online condolences may be sent to her family by visiting

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. David L. Johnson, pastor of First Baptist Church, Grove City, officiating.

Interment: Will follow in Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.