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Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25th Street, Columbus, IN

OBITUARY

Leonard Earl Covington

June 27, 1940May 10, 2020
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Leonard E. Covington, 79, of Columbus died Sunday, May 10, 2020, at his home. Leonard was born in Lebanon, Indiana June 27, 1940, the son of William E. and Clarice Mae Corn Covington. He married Shelsie Lynn Gilley January 13, 1977 in Tennessee, and she survives. He was a truck driver for many years, retiring from Heritage Transport. He enjoyed playing the guitar and loved country and bluegrass music. He especially enjoyed being with his grandchildren and the outdoors. Surviving are his wife, Shelsie Covington of Columbus; daughters, Stephanie (David) Bowman of Columbus, Tammy Edwards of Columbus, Heather (Richard) Smith of Columbus and Ashley Covington of Columbus; sister, Mary (Bill) Borgman of Batesville; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; step father, Albert Stater; brothers, Kenny and Denny Covington; sister, Clara Stater. Leonard will be cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com. Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street is assisting the Covington family with arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Shelsie Covington, Wife
  • Stephenie (David) Bowman, Daughter
  • Tammy Edwards, Daughter
  • Heather (Richard) Smith, Daughter
  • Ashley Covington, Daughter
  • Mary (Bill) Borgman, Sister
  • Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

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Annette Butler

May 15, 2020

I noticed a connection between all the photos! Smiles and Happiness!! What a legacy. Stephanie, you were indeed blessed, as were your sisters, the grandchildren and greats! These pictures are so reflective of you, my dear friend, Stephanie. Hugs and prayers. ❤️ Annette

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