December 25, 1916 – August 22, 2012
Fern (Mary) Covington, age 95 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center.
Fern was born December 25, 1916 at Centerville the daughter of George and Minnie Russell Ashby. She graduated from Centerville High School. She was united in marriage to John Huffman Jr., in Unionville, MO on March 10, 1940. He died in 1947. She married Howard Covington November 16, 1949 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. He also preceded her in death in 2006. In her early years she worked at the Tiptop Market, the Ritz Theatre and later at Spurgeons. She spent her later years as a homemaker. She was a member of the IOOF Rebekah Lodge, the Friendly Neighbors Birthday Club and the First Presbyterian Church, Centerville.
She is survived by three children, John (Kathy) Huffman of Centerville, Linda (Benjamin) Oskin of Montrose, CO, Harold Covington of Iowa City, Iowa; daughter-in-law Nancy Covington of Iowa City, special niece Patty Davis of Centerville; 4 grandchildren, John A. Huffman of Centerville, Jeffrey ( Ashley) Huffman of Marion, Iowa, Ann Covington of Iowa City, Alan Covington of Kansas City, MO; 5 great grandchildren Kalanna Proctor, Hannah Huffman, Emma Huffman, Connor Huffman, Ethan Kron.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, John Huffman Jr. and Howard Covington, parents, twin brother Vern (Bill) Ashby, brothers Raymond Ashby, Harley Ashby; sisters Elizabeth Ashby Roby and Olive Ashby Ford.
Funeral services will be held at 11AM Monday, August 27, 2012 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Suzanne Gorhau officiating. Friends may call Sunday, August 26, 2012 from noon until 8PM with the family present from 6-8pm. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery, Centerville. A memorial has been established to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.
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