2011-02-10 / Obituaries

Joyce L. Covert

Orbisonia, 77

Joyce L. Covert, 77, formerly of Orbisonia and more recently a resident of Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia, died at 4:50 p.m., Monday, January 31, 2011, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.

Born October 28, 1933, in Cromwell Township, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Gladys ( Brown) Cohenour. She married Richard C. Covert May 9, 1953. He preceded her in death March 13, 2002.

She is survived by seven children: Richard A. Covert, Shirleysburg; Susan B. Grove and husband Curtis, Mount Union; Cathy L. Gilliland and husband Rick, Galen R. Covert and Brian K. Covert and wife Shawn, all of Orbisonia; Marlene D. McClure and husband Bob, Shirleysburg; and Lesley D. Shoemaker and husband Roger, Spring Run; and 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; four stepgreat grandchildren and a step-great-great-grandson; eight siblings: Deloris Miller, Meadowview Manor, McVeytown; Dorothy Redinger, Martha Pesco, Audrey Whitsel, Gerald Cohenour and Darlene Brown, all of Three Springs; Patty Rosenberry, Ohio; and Beverly Black, Waterfall.

She was preceded in death by a grandson and by a brother and sister, Eugene Cohenour and Bonnie Hamman.

She was a member of Cromwell United Bible Church, Three Springs, and had attended Rockhill Church of the Brethren.

She was last employed by Potts’ IGA and Holden’s IGA, Orbisonia, and prior to that, was employed at Grief Bros. Manufacturing, Mount Union.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 3, at Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia. Rev. Tex Dunbar officiated. Interment was made at IOOF Memorial Cemetery, Rockhill.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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