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Tampico Tornado
Thursday, March 25, 1944
Mae Covey Laid at Rest
Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Covey were held at the Parent funeral chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. Vernon Gibb, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Mrs. Walte Hines, accompanied by Mrs. Joe Young, sang two favorite hymns, "Does Jesus Care" and"Just As I Am."
 
Burial was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery with Glen Brooks and Leo Strike of Sterliing, E.W. Vickery, Gid Love, Laroy Wescott and Ralph Foy serving as pallbearers. 
 
Among those from out of town who attended the services were Glen Craddock of Morrison; Dr. B. E. LaDue, Mrs. Ethel Miller, Nelson Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Strike of Sterliing.
 
Mae Covey, 70, passed away March 23, 1944 in East Moline. She was the daughter of W. J. and Margaret Love, having been born and reared on the old Love farm near Yorktown. 
 
She was married in 1892 to Frank Seeley of Yorktown. One son, Dr. William Seeley, was born to this union. After a few years she was married to Dr. Naley, a dentist in Pueblo, Colo. Later she was married to Charles N. Covey, a railroad train dispatcher of Denver, Colo., where they resided until his death in 1930. 
 
In 1934 she came to Tampico to make her home with her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Claude D. Love, who, as long as she was in their home, did all that loving care cold do to alleviateher suffering and pain. She had been in failiing health since 1934 and bedfast for the last four and a half years.
 
Her parents and one son, Dr. Seeley preceded her in death. Surviving are two brothers, Claude D. andArlie Love of Tampico and one granddaughter, Wilma Seeley Combs of DodgeCity, Kansas. [Transcribed by DDM, Tampico Historical Society]
 
From Funeral Log:
b. June 1, 1873
d. March 23, 1944
Buried: March 25, 1944
Age at Death: 70y 9m 22d
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