Elva Jean Coulson, 86, of Gallipolis, passed away, at 8:52 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 in the Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. Born July 10, 1935, in Hinton, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lillian Brown Smith. She retired from the Gallia County Health Department. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church and was an avid antique collector.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Key Wade) Coulson, of Covington, Georgia, grandchildren, Krystal (Jay) Ortega, and Key Wade Jr., great-grandchildren, Caydence and Kellsey Ortega. Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul and Patsy Coulson, Roger and Brenda Coulson, Marie Bishop, and Sheila and Gene Whaley, her feline friend, Callie, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Coulson, on June 11, 2008, a son, Steve Coulson, on March 6, 2016, and a sister, Lois Smith Sheward.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Gallipolis with Pastor Jim Lusher officiating. Interment will follow in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
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