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Obituaries

Obituaries

Estel "Ted" Coulter 1922 - 2010 Lawrence

Funeral services for Estel “Ted” Coulter, 84, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Coulter died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 14, 1925, in Waynoka, Okla., the son of Marvin and Lenora Davison Coulter. He graduated from Waynoka High School in 1943.
Mr. Coulter earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State College in Alva in 1948. He earned a master’s degree in administration in 1953, and a specialist in education degree in 1967 from Fort Hays State University.
He was in the field of education for 54 years as a teacher, coach and reading consultant. He taught students at the elementary, junior high, high school, junior college and college levels, and served as elementary school principal. Some of his research was presented at national meetings and published with the National Reading Association. Through the years, he served as a reading consultant on several Indian reservations in the Northwest and Southwest United States. He retired in 1991 as a teacher and director of reading at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Mr. Coulter was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was past president and member of the Kansas College Reading Association, Rice County Teachers Association (1953-1954), Rooks County Teachers Association (1952-1953), and coordinator of sectional meeting of the Kansas State Teachers in Hutchinson (1965-1966).
He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and was an avid golfer. In recent years, he organized golf tournaments for golfers 60 years and older. He enjoyed working with people and organizing events.
He married Shirley Steinle on April 25, 1952, at Wilson Methodist Church in Wilson. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Marvin and wife Beverley, Crowder, Texas; two daughters, Jill Hutchinson and husband Michael, Kansas City, Kan., and Sylve Coulter, Topeka; eight grandchildren, Kevin, Darrell, and Mason Coulter, twins Amanda and Dalton Coulter, Lynnette Berta, Jason and Nichole Ellison; and a great-grandson, Anthony Berta.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will meet friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, and also from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. before services Saturday at the church.
The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, Douglas County Senior Services or Haskell Indian Nations University Scholarship Fund, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.