Elaine L. Coleman, 61, of Gardners, died Sunday, June 23, 2019, surrounded by her family following a brief battle with cancer.

She was born March 9, 1958, in Gettysburg, the daughter of the late Clarence and Minnie Weaver Turner. Elaine is survived by her husband, Larry David Coleman.

Elaine was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church in Gettysburg. She was a 1976 graduate of Biglerville High School. Elaine was a part-time employee at Wendy’s and a part-time custodian at Memorial Baptist Church. She and her family were Hot Air Balloon enthusiasts who have crewed for several operators. Elaine enjoyed reading, putting together jigsaw puzzles traveling, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Elaine is survived by a son Jonathan Ryan Coleman and a daughter Sarah Nicole Coleman, both at home; and a brother Roger Turner and his wife Mary Kay of Gettysburg. She was predeceased by a sister Ann Orndorff.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 28, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Adam Hedge officiating. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Arendtsville. There will be a viewing on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday, June 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at Memorial Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 1096 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325; or Adams County SPCA, 11 Goldenville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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