Goshen News, Goshen, IN


April 28, 2012

Dora LeRoy Covert

Nov. 8, 1917-April 27, 2012

GOSHEN —  Dora LeRoy Covert, 94, died Friday morning at Courtyard Healthcare. He had been in declining health the past three years.

He was born Nov. 8, 1917 in West Leroy, Mich., to Ezra and Bessie (Dunithan) Covert.

He married Maxine Stoner Oct. 12, 1940, in Middlebury. She survives.

Also surviving are a son, Gary Covert; a former daughter-in-law, Karen Covert; two grandchildren, Melanie Craigo and Timothy Covert; two great-grandchildren, Paige Craigo and Trevor Covert; and a sister, Mary Strawser, White Pigeon, Mich.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elza and Joe Covert; and a sister, Cora Oswald.

A 1935 graduate of Scott High School, he served with Patton’s Third Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 30 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 985.

A resident of the area since 1940, Mr. Covert worked for Torrington-Grinder for 40 years. He was a charter member and fireman for the Jefferson Fire Department for 24 years.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, where a 10 a.m. funeral service will be conducted Tuesday. Pastor Tom Clark will officiate.

Burial will follow in West Goshen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Jefferson Fire Department.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.



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