Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home

119 E Franklin ST, Liberty, MO


Dorothy Elizabeth Covey

July 23, 1948April 30, 2020
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Dorothy E. Covey, 71, of Liberty, MO, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 30, 2020 at home. Private family services will be conducted at Glenridge Cemetery. A Celebration of her Life will be announced at a later date.

Dorothy was born July 23, 1948 in Kansas City, MO to John and Lucy McGuire. She married the love of her life, William Covey, September 20, 1971. Dorothy cared for others for her entire life, she worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide, Activities Director, Bath Aide, Hydration Specialist, Medical Records and others at Pleasant Valley Manor for over 30 years and has been in the industry for over 50 years. Her greatest passions were her family – especially her grandchildren, gardening, cruises, and camping. Dorothy enjoyed baking and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lucy McGuire; her nine siblings, John, William, Blanche, Alice, Patsy, Barbara, Grover, Robert, and Mary Lou.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, William Covey; her children, Billy Covey, and Tammy Friend (Harry); her grandchildren, Allison Ferris (Hunter), and Austin Friend; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Church Archer Pasley Funeral Home, 816-781-2000.


  • Austin Friend
  • Harry Friend
  • Billy Covey
  • Bob Green
  • Mike Brendle
  • Jimmy Brendle


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020


Dorothy Elizabeth Covey

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Susan Brown

May 7, 2020

To Dorothy's family and friends,
I met Dorothy working at Pleasant Valley Nursing Home. I am a caregiver for a client that resides there.
Dorothy had a gift of making people welcome and happy. She loved helping the residents, whether it was making food for an event or projects during a holiday.
I liked her right away. Dorothy had a radiance about her, always a smile and her eyes would gleamed when she talked. I looked forward to the days that I worked because I knew Dorothy would be there. Oh she will be missed indeed. I will always remember her and her caring ways.
I'm sure God will keep her busy organizing the day events.

Susan Brown

Lynn Tucker

May 6, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Dorothy several years ago when my mom was in the nursing home. I knew Dorothy a few years before I met Tammy & the rest of the family. Dorothy was always such a joy to see when I would go into the nursing home, it gave me such a good feeling knowing that a wonderful person was looking after your loved one. Through the years I have gotten to enjoy Dorothy & the rest of the family. Dorothy will definitely be missed by all, she was the rock to many who loved her! Rest in Peace Dorothy❤️

Amena Cohalla

May 5, 2020

Growing up with Allison, we were always at memes house! Meme was everyone’s grandma, she always made you feel at home and took you under her wing. I can’t tell you how many countless nights meme would stay up with us and talk with us about our boy problems at the time and give us advice. She showed us to never lose our self worth. She was the sweetest spunkiest lady ever!❤️

Tammy Friend

May 5, 2020

My mom was the best!! It truly didn't matter what I needed or what time it was when I needed it, my mom was there! She was happy the day I got married, and over the moon the day my twins were born! They were her Honey Girl and Honey Boy. She loved family and extended family deeply and was there night or day for them! Rest in peace Mom, we got this down here! Dad will be fine! You left HUGE shoes to fill!

Donna Macaluso

May 5, 2020

Dorothy was the sweetest lady. She worked as a coworker with my mother, Irene Hurlbert, at PVM and later as a caretaker when my mother was a resident of PVM. She was kind and caring. I loved seeing and chatting with Dorothy while visiting mom. She will be greatly missed.

Tracy Geier

May 5, 2020

Aunt Dorothy was the last of our first generation McGuire’s. She loved her family, and they loved her. She was embraced in Heaven by her siblings and her parents. She missed them all so much and every time I saw her she told me so. They are all together now. All reunited. All celebrating. We will all celebrate with them in our own due time. She was so tough. Still working every day. Still keeping her own house and doing all her own shopping. My brother had just seen her at Walmart the night before she passed away.
She was a caregiver. She took care of others all of her life. She will be missed for sure.

Billy Covey

May 5, 2020

My mom was always there for me. No matter what I got myself in to she would help me fix it. There are so many memories. She was simply the best. It's going to be so hard not having her around. She always told me to never give up and to put your best foot forward. And during this difficult time that exactly what I'm going to do. She touched the lives of so many people. No matter if you were family friend or stranger she treated you lwith love. She didn't have any enemies. She was the most selfless person I've ever met. If she had it and you needed it then it was yours. This world was truly a better place because of her. Mom, my heart is truly broken because you left us. But I know you are looking down on us. I love you more than anything. We got this down here and will see you one of these days again.

Mikayla Nielsen

May 5, 2020

As my best friend’s grandmother, Meme was like my very own. She was always there for us kids no matter what, without judgement or complaint. I’ll never forget our Golden Corral dinners, garage sales, take your child to work day in 2013, sitting up watching Dr. Quinn medicine woman with her; and so so many more amazing memories. She really was the greatest Meme in the world, and we were all so blessed to have known her.
Love you forever Memster. ❤️❤️

Kayla Pullen

May 5, 2020

My Aunt Dorthy was such a sweet soul, I still remember going to garage sales with her when I was a kid and she always gave the best hugs. I will miss her dearly.

Harry Friend

May 4, 2020

Dorothy was the best mother in law a guy could ask for. She helped us out so much. She also was a great Meme to our kids . We will miss her greatly .


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