Edna Louise Lewis

October 5, 1937February 9, 2018
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Edna Louise Covey Lewis October 5, 1937- February 9, 2018 Edna Louise Covey Lewis, age 80, passed away peacefully, at home, on Friday, February 9. Edna was born October 5, 1937, in Bloomington, IN, to Roscoe Ancel and Mary Alice (Axsom) Covey. Edna completed her primary education at University School, in Bloomington, Indiana. She deferred her secondary educational pursuit, to raise her family. She began her career at RCA, retiring after more than 20 years of service. She began a second career at H&R Block, in 1996, where she remained for twenty-one years. She began the 2018 tax season with the title of Senior Tax Analyst, an accomplishment of which she was very proud. Edna also worked at Middle Way House, a shelter for battered women, for four years. At the age of 63, Edna continued her education to fulfill her dream and in 2001, she graduated from Indiana University with a double major in Psychology and Fine Arts, GPA 3.03/4.0. Edna truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; spending time with family, raising chickens, gardening, painting, traveling, photography, rock collecting, playing Sudoku or mahjong daily, and she never stopped planning her next adventure. Edna lived her life with passion, had a terrific sense of humor, was loving, compassionate and enjoyed being of service to others. She is survived by her children Jack, Connie (Hull), Karen, Rita, Sheila (Tim Ditchley), Russell (Mindy) and Trish (Kim Baughman); She had 25 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and step-parents, her sister and brother, a son, Mark Allen, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Family, friends, and those whose lives Edna touched, are invited to join us in a in a celebration of her life on Wednesday, February 14, 4:00-8:00 PM, at Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 700 W. Gourley Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 15, at 11:00 AM, with burial directly following at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Middle Way House, 318 S. Washington St., Bloomington, IN 47401. Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Sherri Childers

February 14, 2018

So sorry for your loss, Edna was a sweet lady !
Thinking of you all.

Jean Hawkins

February 12, 2018

Edna was truly one of the best friends any one could possibly have. She was never to busy to offer assistance and answer questions. HRBlock has truly lost one of their best ambassadors and she will be missed!!

Cheryl Anderson

February 11, 2018

I've enjoyed working with Edna for the last 7 years. She always had a smile and pleasant attitude. She will be greatly missed by all! ❤

Karen Cantou Grubbs

February 11, 2018

I have always admired you Edna. You are one for the ages... always dreaming and doing . I pray our Heavenly Father keeps you busy and I also pray for your loved ones and friends that not only will they find comfort in your memories and that they will also be comforted to know you have joined your father in heaven. I could only hope to have half of your spunk. Rest easy, dear Edna... you have earned it. Love , Karen Cantou Grubbs and Michael.

Jack Lewis

February 11, 2018

You were a one of a kind mom. Fortunately you'll live on forever in the memories of your kids, grandkids and great grandkids.

Glenda Parrish

February 11, 2018

Great picture of you Edna! We will miss you! Condolences and sympathy to your family.

Shawn Lewis

February 11, 2018

Love and miss you grandma

February 11, 2018

Words alone cannot express our sympathies. You are in our hearts and prayers.
We love you, Linda, Cassidy, Carly and Savanah