Charlotte V. Covrett
September 23, 1943 ‒ June 18, 2015
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 www.snyderfuneralhomes.com