Marian E. Covey, 98, of Craine Lake Rd., Earlville, NY passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020 at her home.
She was born December 24, 1921 in Pearl River, NY, a daughter of Frederick and Edith Peterson Schmidt and was a graduate of Pearl River High School. On February 1, 1941, Marian married Edward M. Covey in Pearl River where they made their home until moving to the Hamilton area in 1981. They shared a loving and happy union until he predeceased her on December 31, 1994. During World War II, Marian worked at Camp Shanks in Orangetown, NY. She had been an election inspector for over 40 years and was a volunteer in the Pearl River and Sherburne-Earlville Schools.
Marian was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge #631 in Sherburne and the Craine Lake Association. She and Edward enjoyed square dancing and were former members of the Broken Squares in Norwich.
Surviving are her children, Chad (Judy) Covey of Hickory, NC; Dawn (Kevin) Dowd of Williamsburg, VA; Beth (John) Cameron of Sherburne; grandchildren, Bret (Karen) Covey of Cary, NC; Amy (David) Bice of Dallas, NC; Kristen (Alex) Calic of Ashburn, VA; Kevin Dowd of Norwich, NY; Justine Cameron and Ross Cameron, both of Alexandria, VA; Ethan (Kayla) Cameron of Virginia Beach, VA; nine great-grandchildren; a niece, Peggy Schmidt and a nephew, Keith Schmidt. She was predeceased by a brother, Frederick Schmidt.
Graveside services will be private at the convenience of the family in the Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin, NY, at a later date.
Contributions in her memory may be made to SOMAC, 86 Lebanon St., Hamilton, NY 13346; or to the Earlville Fire Department, PO Box 37, Earlville, NY 13332