Kathryn Coast

Obituary of Kathryn E. Coast

Smethport - Kathryn Eloise Coast, 102, of Smethport, formerly of Cyclone, passed away Saturday (April 27, 2024) at Lakeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Smethport.


She was born March 14, 1922 in Edenburg, PA, the daughter of Orlo and Martha (Cobler) Best. On September 27, 1939, she married Thomas E. Gorrell, who preceded her in death.  She then married Darel E. Raught on December 28, 1985. After his passing, she married Harry E. Coast on September 21, 1991.  He preceded her in death as well.


Kathryn attended Cyclone Elementary School and Smethport High School. 


She worked for Herzog Toy Factory, Corning Glass Works, and for many households in the area wall papering, painting and cleaning.


She was a member of the Bradford and Smethport Senior Centers. She attended several local community churches over the years. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Cyclone and later held membership in the Farmers Valley Mission Church. Her last attendance was at East Smethport United Christian Church. When Kathryn was no longer able to attend, she was a participant in Bible Study at Dickinson Manor, Smethport.  She loved fishing, hunting and camping. She had many stories to tell. She also raised and sold Chihuahuas for many years. She was a lover of all family dogs. She also loved ice cream.


She is survived by:

two sons: Thomas (Marilyn) and Jerry (Susan) Gorrell

one daughter: Julie (Leonard) McKeirnan

eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren

one sister: Beverly (Dean) Burford, and many nieces and nephews


She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter: Kathleen Gorrell; three brothers: Orlan, Kenton and Gerald Best; one daughter in law: Molly L. Gorrell.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 10AM-Noon at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where funeral services will be held at noon, with the Rev. Allen Young, officiating.  Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lewis Run.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the East Smethport United Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.»(Do not delete this line. It does not print.  Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)


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