Frances E. Coulter, 90

SEPT. 14, 1921-JUNE 11, 2012

June 11, 2012
  • Frances E. Coulter
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Frances Elizabeth (Baker) Coulter, 90, a resident of Julia Manor Health Care Center in Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully on Monday morning, June 11, 2012, at the nursing home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Sept. 14, 1921, in Benevola, Md., she was the daughter of the late Hubert N. and Mary M. (Easterday) Baker.

Her husband, Austin M. Coulter Sr. preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1995.

Frances was a 1939 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

She was a lifetime member of Benevola United Methodist Church in Boonsboro, where she served as a former Sunday school teacher and on the United Methodist Women’s Guild. She was also a former member of Keenagers at Grace Brethren Church in Hagerstown.

Frances is survived by a daughter, Connie E. Richardson and her husband, Donald, of Hagerstown; two sons, Donald E. Coulter and his wife, Sharon (Leatherman), of Hagerstown, and Austin M. “Mickey” Coulter and his wife, Susan (Weaver), of Boonsboro; four grandchildren, Dwayne E. Coulter of Keedysville, Scott D. Coulter of Hagerstown, Karen L. Morris of Timonium, Md., and Brian D. Coulter of Boonsboro; eight great-grandchildren, Austin J. Morris, Dylan M. Coulter, Addy E. Coulter, Luke A. Coulter, Chloe M. Coulter, Jackson S. Coulter, Briana R. Coulter and Jena N. Gordon; and one sister, Rebecca Heller of Hagerstown. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by a brother, Luther H. Baker; and a sister, Ruth V. (Baker) Shifler.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the residents and staff of Julia Manor Health Care Center and to Hospice of Washington County for their love, care and support of Frances during her time at the nursing home.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. John H. Dean will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Boonsboro Cemetery in Boonsboro.

Family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday, June 14, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Frances’ memory to Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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