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LaDonna L. (Prater) Covey

April 23, 1931 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 90)

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LaDonna L. Covey, age 90, of Huntington, IN, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Parkview Huntington Hospital in Huntington.                                               

Mrs. Covey was born on April 23, 1931, in Indianapolis, IN, to Martin Luther and Bessie M.  (Lizemby) Prater. Her parents preceded her in death.    Mrs. Covey married Donald R. Covey on June 4, 1950.   He preceded her in death on May 25, 2011.

Mrs. Covey graduated from Huntington High in 1949 and then attended Beauty College in Fort Wayne.  She operated and owned a Beauty Shop in Whitley County. She also was a bus driver for 7 years with Washington Township in Whitley County and 25 years with the Huntington County Community School Corporation.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntington and also attended church at Healing Heart Church of God in Marion.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda (Gregory) Auer, Columbia City, IN; three sons, Larry Covey and Gary (Lisa) Covey, Terry (Marcia) Covey, all of Huntington, IN; 11 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one sister, JoAnne Prater; and one great grandson, Paul Kyler Auer.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, Inc., 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN.

A Funeral Service will follow the calling at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Delmar Fenwick officiating.

Burial will be in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, Huntington, IN.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Donor’s favorite charity in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN.

McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences:

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October 15, 2021

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home
715 N. Jefferson St.
Huntington, IN 46750

Funeral Service
October 15, 2021

2:00 PM
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home
715 N. Jefferson St.
Huntington, IN 46750

Graveside Service
October 15, 2021

2:30 PM
Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery
State Road 5 North & CR 500 North
Huntington, IN 46750


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715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington IN 46750
Tel: 1-260-356-3320

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