Coudersport - Erin L. McKeone, 50, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends, on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Born on August 29, 1968 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Dr. Robert E. and Marilyn J. Jackson Wagner. On February 22, 1992, she married Sean P. McKeone, her high school sweetheart, who survives.
Erin was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1986. For two years, she attended Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y., attaining a 4.0 grade point average. She spent the summer of 1988 on a mission trip to China.
Erin was a devoted and loving wife, mother, teacher, daughter, and friend who always put her family first. Each of her children was homeschooled by Erin. She was an active member of God’s Country Ministry (Coudersport Free Methodist Church), in Sweden Valley. She served on the lead team, Bible Study group, and was a member of the Soul Care group, where, despite her illness, was still active. Erin recently organized, with the help of her family and friends, a dinner and service for Rev. Vilmer Paul, visiting from Haiti, to aid in building Christian schools for the children there. She had a special burden and vision for the people of that country.
Her faith never wavered. Through her illness, she chose to put her faith in God. Erin was very active in several homeschool co-ops, and was a substitute teacher for special needs IU9 students.
For over a year, Erin regularly shared a blog about her life on her own website, “To Fathom the Depths” where she shared her spiritual journey.
Surviving in addition to her husband and her parents of Coudersport are five children, Meredith B. (Joel) Hannon of Marlborough, N.H., Tanner J. McKeone, Ethan S. McKeone, Troy P. McKeone, and Evan B. McKeone, all at home; a granddaughter, River Grace Hannon; two brothers, Scott D. (Kathy) Wagner and Eric V. Wagner, both of Coudersport; a sister, Heather D. Keating of Coudersport; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A celebration of Erin’s life will be held at God’s Country Ministry (Coudersport Free Methodist Church), 1237 East 2nd St., Coudersport, on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at noon with Pastor Peter J. Tremblay, officiating.
Erin’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Erin, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.
Erin’s wishes that memorials be sent to God’s Country Ministries, 608 S. East St. Coudersport Pa, 16915, in support of the Heavenly Brightness schools in Haiti.