Vera D. Covell

  • Born: July 17, 1919
  • Died: June 22, 2016
  • Location: Sand Creek, Michigan

Anderson Funeral Home

3050 W Beecher Rd
Adrian, MI 49221
Tel. (517) 265-3312

Tribute & Message From The Family

Vera D. Covell, age 96, of Sand Creek, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at her home. She was born July 17, 1919, in San Benito, TX to Felix and Anastasia (Turzinski) Wicka. She graduated from the Wibaux High School in Wibaux, Montana. She worked for the Army Engineers in Seattle, WA. On June 26, 1945 she married Ensign Edgar Covell in Seattle, WA and he preceded her in death on August 19, 2006.
She belonged to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Adrian, the Jasper Women's Club, the Fair Fields Garden Club, the Lenawee County Federation Club, the Lenawee Historical Museum, the Christian Mothers of St. Joseph, New Garments Always, the Women of the Moose and the Red Hatters. She worked as a guide at the Historical Museum; was active in "Meals on Wheels"; and volunteered in nursing homes. She was also a member of the Larkin Club.
Vera is survived by three daughters, Darlene Covell of Belleville, MI, Diane (Donald) Baker of Onsted, and Linda (Dan) Cirner of Chelsea; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Wicka of Beach, ND; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Edgar, she was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and four sisters.
The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Anthony Strouse and Deacon Leonard Brown officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian where a Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday from 9-9:45 a.m., to be followed by the service
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Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee, St. Joseph Catholic Church, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I only had the pleasure of knowing Vera for a short time, but we had a nice time together. She was wonderful to be around. Her family is in my thoughts and prayer during this time. May God Bless You, Sheri McCreary (the caregiver on Thursdays)

Posted by Sheri McCreary - Adrian, MI - Friend   June 24, 2016

Deepest sympathies to Vera's family. She was a very special person and an inspiration to all. She will greatly be missed.

Posted by Kelly Veterinary Clinic - Adrian, MI - Acquaintance   June 24, 2016

Linda, Dan and Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences go out to you. God bless you.

Posted by Dorothea Jackson - Ypsilanti, MI - Coworker   June 24, 2016

To our dear lifelong friends, This is a sad day for us. Our families spent much of our childhood together; weekends and holidays. It was sad losing our Dad's, and now Vera. Mom, Elva, Rodney and I send our deepest Sympathies. "Hey Mable......" Love to you all, Susie

Posted by Susie Trocki - Ormond Beach, FL - Friend   June 24, 2016

Vera was a warm, friendly, caring lady -- and a fount of knowledge about the Sand Creek area. Vera served as a volunteer at the Lenawee Historical Museum for years, and she was just wonderful. Learning of her passing is very sad news. Condolences to her family.

Posted by Charles Lindquist - Escanaba, MI   June 23, 2016

Such a dear sweet lady. A life well lived. She will be missed.

Posted by Barb & Phil Covell - Temperance, MI - Family   June 23, 2016

Very sorry to hear of Vera's death. I certainly have lots of memories of her, Stub and my folks. There aren't many of their generation left. I continue to live in Atlanta after nearly 30 years and have been retired for nine. I don't make it up to Lenawee often but will be there in less than a month for the 50th reunion of my SCHS class. My condolences to all of you.

Posted by Steve Phenicie - Norcross, GA - Friend   June 23, 2016

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