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Charles Lester Coovert

December 9, 1920 August 29, 2019
Charles Lester Coovert
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Obituary for Charles Lester Coovert

Charles Lester Coovert, 98, of Keokuk, IA died Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL.

He was born December 9, 1920 in Alexandria, MO the son of Charles and Ival Richardson Coovert. On September 4, 1939 he was united in marriage to Edith Davis in Keokuk. She preceded him in death on August 14, 2011.

Charles graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1938.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country.

He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Keokuk.

Charles had been employed by Union Electric as an operator in the power house for thirty-five years. He also farmed and grew several different varieties of crops.

Charles loved raising minks and chinchillas through the years and enjoyed archery.

He is survived by two sons, Keith Coovert (Shelda Wrieden) of Keokuk and Bob Coovert (Judy) of Warsaw, MO, two daughters, Carol Duncan and Patty Jo Reiss (Randy) both of Keokuk, nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren, Jeff Coovert and Dillon Summers.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., September 3, at the Keokuk Church of the Nazarene in Keokuk with Pastors Paul Miller and Bill Coovert officiating. Burial with military rites was held in the Keokuk National Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends was held prior to the service from 11-1 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Keokuk Animal Services.

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Cemetery Details


Keokuk National Cemetery Final Resting Place

1701 J Street
Keokuk, IA 52632

1701 J Street Keokuk 52632 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Keokuk Animal Services

249 Carbide Lane
Keokuk, Iowa 52632

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