Charlotte V. Covrett

September 23, 1943 ‒ June 18, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Charlotte V. “Charlie” Covrett, age 71 of Delaware passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Riverside Hospital from complications of an aneurysm suffered two weeks ago.

She was born on September 23, 1943 in Columbus to the late C. Earl Stiles and M. Virginia (Cavendish) McKitrick. Her younger years were spent on the family farmstead near Kilbourne. She graduated from the last class at Willis High School in 1961 with the honor of being the first female to play the snare drum in the marching band.

While at a Moose dance, she caught the eye of Dale Covrett. After a several year courtship they would marry and shared 50 wonderful years caring for each other’s needs and raising their family. Through it all “Charming” as nick named by her family was the glue that held it all together.  First and foremost a homemaker, she tended to every need of her family. She was a hand’s on wife, mother, and grandmother.

Over the years she also worked with Harts, Western Auto, Arbors of Delaware, served as supervisor for the Delaware Children’s Home, retiring as a supervisor in 2011 with Ohio Wesleyan University.  She also was a child care provider and mother to many more than her own.

A good neighbor, she was an active member of the Delaware Moose, Eagles, and Pokeno Group. She bowled in her younger years and was a member Zion United Church of Christ.  With a soft heart for dogs, she and her husband were 4-H leaders for 17 years of the Fido Friends Club.

An avid card player, especially euchre “31”, she enjoyed weekly games with family and friends.  According to her husband “she could tear the heck out of a deck”. She also enjoyed attending garage and tag sales, usually arriving first to claim good stuff.  Charlotte also favored antiques and harness racing. Time spent at skid row on Middle Bass Island in the family’s homemade camper will remain special.

Kind and compassionate to all, she was soft hearted, a hard worker, and always lended an ear.  A wonderful cook, it was by the “dump and pour” method.  It was all good, especially her cheesy potatoes and candy beans.

Home and family was where her heart was, always.  For her it was a pleasure attending to both.  She collected photos of her growing grandchildren.  Labeled Mam by her grandchildren, she made it a point to attend every soccer game, prom, college, and life events of her treasures.  Steadfast and true she was a constant in the lives of those whom she loved.  It was there where she was the happiest.  Husband Dale perhaps reflected it the best “she was a good woman, none better”.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Dale, daughters Dala (Ron) Bishop, Dodie (Grant) Bias of Delaware, 5 grandchildren Tori Bias, triplets Bryce, Brett, Blair Bishop, and Marshall Bias, step-brother Don (Betty) Owen of Mt. Vernon, nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends Patti Waldron-Miller and family, as well as David and Diana Sarnovsky, and a host of friends.

She was also preceded in death by her step-father S. Beecher McKitrick, step-mother Dorothy Stiles, and step-sister Florence George.

Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware where services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday with Rev. Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

The family will then hose a luncheon in the community room of the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center following the cemetery committal services.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 SR 37 E., Delaware, Ohio 43015

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Dala and Dodie, we are so so sorry for your loss. There just are no words. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

    Brian & Mona Rayburn

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of Charlotte. We send out heartfelt sympathy to the family.

  • Dale, Dala, Dodie, we are so very sorry for your loss. There are no words, except
    that we hold you all in our thoughts and prayers. We will always cherish the memories of the good times spent with Charlotte.
    Love, Randy & Lisa

  • Oh Charlotte how I will miss you!! We have been friends for over 20 years. We were always trading garage sale stories or family stories…sales at Kohls and just life stories be it a good day or bad.
    You are so kind hearted and down to earth! You raised wonderful girls who are also my great friends!- it’s not goodbye Charlotte, it’s see you later❤️ Suzy Been

  • I am so sad & so sorry! I just saw her at a yard sale…she went out of her way to talk to me. She went on & on about Marshall joining the military & I told her that I’d be sure to get the address of where he’s stationed so I can have my students make him cards. She lit up like the sun when I said this! What a beautiful, kind, sweet lady. I will be on my knees in prayer for your family ❤

  • We will miss her so much had a lot of good times and memories We loved her very much and are so sorry for your loss.

  • Deepest sympathy to your entire family. She is an angel that will always be with you all.

  • Dala and Family~~~Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we will hold in our hearts forever. I know your Mom was one of those special people. Your family is in our heart’s at this time.
    Much Love, Amy & Gary Berkley

  • Im with a heavy heart today as i found out one of the finest woman i known has became an angel. I had the honor n privilege to have known her for an awesome summer while at ohio wesylan. May Charlotte RIP. Also may god wrap his loving arms around her family n loved ones to get them thru this most difficult time.

  • So beautifully written for a beautiful woman.
    I am so very, very sorry for your loss and you all will be in my prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of Charlott’s passing. As a “landlord” she was a friend. My deepest sympathy to all.
    Ed and Sue Bump

  • We are so so sorry! Words cannot fill the void for you at this time. You are all in my heart and on my mind. I will not be able to come, or you know I’d be there, I have a fractured femur and can’t bare any weight for 6 to 8 weeks. Thinking of you, long distance cousins, Chuck and Lena Stricker

  • Dear Dale, Dala, Dodie and families, You are all in my prayers for your healing. Hang on to those memories. They are so helpful in time of need. I am sorry that I cannot be at the services but I had open heart surgery the last of April. I have a fond memory of Charlotte. She was out of school and I was a senior. Charlotte worked at the Holly Shop or Lords, I am not sure which one. I would go into the store with my $2 paycheck and she would help me get the most for my money. Next thing I knew she was at the family reunions. Love Sandy

  • Dala, I’m so sorry for the sudden loss of your mom. My heart breaks for you. May your wonderful memories carry you through this time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Alicia

  • So sorry for your lose. Thinking of you all during this time. If you need anything let us know.

    Nancy Thompson and girls

  • So sorry for your loss. I know the pain that you and your family are feeling. Our hearts goes out to you. The Wells family