2011-10-20 / Obituaries

Eleanor W. Gregg Charles B. Covert

Narvon, 85 Orbisonia, 80

Eleanor W. Gregg, 85, of Narvon, Pa., formerly of East Earl, Pa., died Sunday, October 16, 2011, at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center. She was formerly of Hustontown.

Born in Kinzers, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Elizabeth M. (Adams) Wilson. Her husband, Theodore M. “Teddy” Gregg, died March 8, 2009.

She owned and operated Eleanor’s Clothing Repair in Gap for 10 years.

She was a member of the Gap VFW Ladies Auxiliary and was active in several fire companies over the years.

Surviving is a son, Theodore Jr., married to Maria Gregg, of Hilton Head Isle, S.C.; two daughters: Gladys, married to Robert Rutter, of East Earl; and Joan, married to Sam Brinton, of Lancaster; four grandchildren: Rick Gregg, Michael Rutter, Dawn Heck and Greg Hajcak; and a sister, Joan Workman of Willow Street.

She was preceded in death by a great- granddaughter, Krystal; and a brother, John Wilson.

At her request there will be no services but contributions may be made in Eleanor’s name to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send the family online condolences visit at www.groffeckenroth.com.

Arrangements by Groff- High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Charles Blaine Covert, 80, Orbisonia, died at 5:58 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

Born August 30, 1931, in Springfield Township, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Charles Ross and Jesse (Locke) Covert. He is survived by his companion, Jean Benson, at home.

Surviving are one son, Charles Chris Covert, Orbisonia, and one daughter, Valerie Gipe of Spring Run; three grandchildren; and two sisters: Marie Wasnick, Huntingdon, and Mary Cutshall, Three Springs.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Covert; two brothers: Milton Covert; and Harold “Bud” Covert and one sister, Lillian Jacobs.

He was of the Protestant faith. In his early years, he worked for the former Pennsylvania Department of Highways. Later he worked as a meat manager at the Weis Store, Mount Union, from which he retired. After retirement, he then worked for the Springfield Township supervisors.

Serving with the U. S. Army from 1956-1958, he worked as a mechanic.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia.

Rev. David Ford officiated. Interment was in Old School Baptist Cemetery, Three Springs.

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