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Dorothy E. Covell

Died: Sunday, February 16, 2003
Age: 79
Dorothy E. Covell, 79, Richmond, Ill., died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry, Ill.

She was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Chicago, the daughter of George and Maude Thomas Rossing.

She married William B. Covell Sr. June 17, 1941, in Missouri. He died Nov. 20., 1963.

A 1940 graduate of Richmond High School, she worked as a billing clerk for Oak Industries, Crystal Lake, Ill., for 31 years, retiring in 1987. She worked for Johnstin's True Value Hardware, Purdy's Antiques, Happy House Antiques, and Razzle Dazzle Dress Shop, all in Richmond, as a clerk.

She was a former member of the Community Church of Richmond. She was an avid animal lover, especially dogs, cats, birds and fish.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia May, Charlotte, N. C., and Phyllis O'Halleran, Richmond; a son, Michael, Castlerock, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Fisher; a grandson, David O'Halleran; and a great-granddaughter, Natalie O'Halleran.

Funeral services were Wednesday, at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, Richmond, with Chaplain Ron Hahn officiating. Interment was in Richmond Cemetery. The family suggested memorials to Pets in Need, 4509 S. Ridgeway Road, Ringwood, Ill., 60072.

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