George Covey


June 30, 2011 - 12:00 AM

George Junior Covey, 96, of Elsmore died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at his home. 
He was born March 30, 1915, in Wichita, to George and Golda Faye (Botkin) Covey. He attended East High at Wichita and graduated from Wichita State University in 1937. He was a member of the Elsmore United Methodist Church.  
On Oct. 2, 1943, he was married to Betty Reiswig in El Dorado by a justice of the peace. He was a farmer and farmed in western Kansas before moving to Elsmore in 1945.
George is survived by four sons, Gene and his wife, Carol, Moran, Gary and his wife, Beverly, and Gilbert and his wife, Diana, Elsmore, and John and his wife, Trish, Moran; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on June 2, 2007, and two grandchildren, Jeremy Smith and Betty Jean Covey (Darling). 
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday  at the Moran Cemetery with Chaplain Lloyd Houk officiating. 
He will lie in state at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Moran from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. 
Memorials to Horizon Hospice with Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be left at

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