Jeannette Elaine (Melville) Covert

Born: Fri., Aug. 23, 1935
Died: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Jeannette Elaine Covert, 82, of Winchester, Indiana, passed away on December 9, 2017 surrounded by her family.  She was born August 23, 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts to Stanley and Mary Melville.

Jeannette graduated in 1953 from Grant Union High School in Sacramento, CA.  As a young woman, Jeannette was an accomplished pianist at an early age in Boston, looking up to her mentor Arthur Fiedler, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.  She was also a pilot, radio telegraph operator, and nursing student.  She enjoyed music, travel, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. James Edwin Covert, of the United States Air Force; and two brothers, Stanley and David Melville.

Jeannette is survived by four children, James (wife, Denise) Covert, Cynthia (husband, Scott) Shimer, David (wife, Diane) Covert, and Keith (wife, Mandy) Covert; eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and one brother, Daryl Melville of Union City, California. 

Funeral services for Jeannette will be at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester.  Burial will follow at the Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.

Friends and family may call on Sunday from 12-2 p.m., at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers please donate to Muncie Civic Theatre, 216 E. Main St., Muncie, IN 47305, with envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  

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Stephen Whitmore
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
... my condolences during a tough time ... sorry for your loss

Tony and Keeno

Janet Mitchell
   Posted Sat December 23, 2017
I want to express how sorry Iam for the familys loss. There are some very comforting words found in Gods Word, the Bible, at Acts the 17th. chapter, verses 24 & 25 where God is called "the source of life"......the One who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to our loved ones who have died. Another comforting scripture is found in the Bible book of Job, the 14th. chapter, verses 14 & 15. It speaks about how God longs to bring back those who are in His memory & see them live on earth again. I hope this brings the family comfort. My sincere condolence to you & yours.

Mitch King
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
My sympathies,
Mitch King

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