Elda Lorraine (Coffman) Mellott

Elda Lorraine (Coffman) Mellott


Elda Lorraine (Coffman) Mellott, age 91, of Mercersburg, Pa., went to be with her Lord on October 2, 2019, at the Fulton County Medical Center Extended Care, in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born on May 27, 1928, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Lilly Mae (Bishop) Coffman; and the widow of Kermit H. Mellott, whom she married on August 5, 1944 at the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, and who passed away on October 4, 2010.

She was a member of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, in Hancock.

In addition to being a homemaker, she had worked as a clerk and a seamstress.

She was also a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

Elda is survived by a daughter, Carolyn (Mellott) White and her husband, Warren of Mercersburg, Pa.; a son, D. Gene Mellott and his wife, Linda of Big Cove Tannery, Pa.; a sister, Doris Coffman of Hancock, Md.; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, M. Lynn Mellott on February 9, 2017; a granddaughter, Theresa Mellott; four sisters, Ethel Wink, Martha Stanley, Mary O’Rourke and Edna Hixon; and five brothers, Vernon Coffman, Charles Coffman, Elwood Coffman, Wilson Coffman and Ercel Coffman.

The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019, at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, Md. and at the church one hour prior to the funeral services. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., at the Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, 2507 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Needmore, Pa., on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt, Jr. and Rev. Mac Miller officiated. Interment followed in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2 East High St. Hancock, Md. 21750; or to the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 375, Needmore, Pa. 17238.

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