Katherine Coleman Elliott
Katherine Coleman Elliott
  • May 1, 1941 - February 27, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Katherine Coleman Elliott, 75, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church. A private burial will be held following the service. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Fowble. Pallbearers for the service will be James Carlisle Oxner III, Henry Phillips Ellison, James C. McCloskey, Charles McCallum, E. Wade Mullins III, and Harrison H. Clement. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mrs. Elliott died Monday, February 27, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late William Francis Coleman and Elizabeth Elliott Coleman.

Katie was a 1959 graduate of Dreher High School. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1962 after only three years with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Katie taught middle school English for one year in Savannah, Ga. before returning to Columbia to teach. She worked as a proofreader for the Legislative Council for the S.C. State House, where she retired after 28 years.

She loved the beach, dogs, and avidly worked crossword puzzles. She enjoyed spending time with her entire family and rarely missed a family sporting event.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Black Elliott, Jr.; sons, Dr. Coleman Deane Fowble (Elizabeth) of Columbia, Glenn Ames Fowble (Hope) of Murrells Inlet, and Mark Elliott Fowble of Columbia; brother, William J. Coleman, Jr. (Julie) of Mathews, Va.; grandchildren, Cole, John, and Cecelia Fowble, and Ames and Jack Fowble; step children, Stacey Lynn Tuch of Midlothian, Va., Kristin Ann McCullough of Midlothian, and Joseph B. Elliott III of Ardmore, Pa.; step grandchildren, Thomas, Allie, Drew and Mattie Tuch, Michael McCullough, and Samantha, Morgan and Kayla Elliott.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat St, Columbia, SC 29205; or the Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 121 Humane Lane, Columbia, SC 29209.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.