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Lena L. "Billie" Covey, 93, Kokomo, formerly of Bedford, died at 3:12 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at her residence. Born Oct. 1, 1924, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lee and Beulah (Bennet) Hollars. She married Morris D. Covey Sr. on June 15, 1957, and he preceded her in death July 2, 1999.
Billie was a full-time mother and grandmother. She attended Calvary Temple Church in Kokomo and Oolitic Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include one son, Bud Covey and wife Dee, Kokomo; two daughters, Connie Burgess, Kokomo, and Lana Smith and husband Dave, Bedford; five grandchildren, Andy Covey, Kenny Fish, Kelly Baxter, Larry Baxter, and Tonia Wolf; several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Rosetta Baxter; one grandson, Brent Fish; four brothers, Ed, Andy, Otis and Orville Hollars; two sisters, Margaret Flynn and Elizabeth New; and a son-in-law, Dan Burgess.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Pastor Dave Cornelius and Pastor Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday at the mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the ALS Association, American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
Published on December 18, 2017
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