Mavis A. Covey, 83, formerly of Scott Hill Rd., Kennedy, passed away Monday (April 8, 2013) in Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center.
A lifelong area resident, she was born Oct. 21, 1929, in Frewsburg, the daughter of the late Clyde L. and Edith Hamilton Sisson.
Mavis attended Frewsburg High School and, along with her husband, operated a dairy farm on Scott Hill Road for many years.
She was a member of the Ivory Baptist Church, Poland Senior Citizens and had volunteered for St. Susan's Kitchen. Mavis enjoyed embroidering, drawing, writing poetry and animals.
Surviving is a son, Patrick (Lisa) Covey of Lakewood; five daughters, Patricia Luce, Lottie (Mitchell) Abers and Marjorie (Lewis) Thompson all of Kennedy, Julia Covey of Randolph and Christine Benson of Longview, Texas; seven grandchildren, Tricia (George) Clare and Jason Luce both of Kennedy, Leslie (Theodore) Brown of Ripley, Nathan (Martha) Abers of Jamestown, Lindsey (Matthew) Eggleston of Westfield, Michael Benson of Longview, Texas and Christopher (Sarah) Benson of Dumas, Texas; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois Freeman of Frewsburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon H. Covey whom she married Dec. 24, 1945, in Falconer and who died May 18, 1986; a granddaughter, Sarah Benson; a great-grandson, Liam Abers; three brothers, Frank, Donald and Maurice Sisson; and two sisters, Olita Rowley and Joyce Price.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 12 in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Gerald Haglund, chaplain of Heritage Group, officiated. Burial was in Myrtle Cemetery, Clarks Corners. Friends were received by the family from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 11 and one hour prior to the funeral service Friday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be donated to the Kennedy Fire Department, Kennedy, N.Y. 14747 or the Kennedy Library, Kennedy, N.Y. 14747.
Visit www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.