Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, August 20, 1987
OBITUARY - DORIS ELAINE (RICHEY) COVERDELL
Doris Elaine RICHEY COVERDELL, daughter of Clair and Ruby COX RICHEY, was born January 1, 1922, in Morgan County, Colorado,
and succumbed to cancer on August 4, 1987, at the Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 65 years,
seven months and four days.
At an early age Doris moved with her parents to Mount Ayr, Iowa, where she received her
education. On August 14, 1940, she was united in marriage to Gale E. COVERDELL of Ellston, Iowa. To this union eight
children were born.
Doris was a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend. She was an active member of the Reorganized
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, past president of the Business and Professional Women Chapter in both
Maryville and St. Joseph, Missouri. She also served as a past 4-H leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, and Salvation Army
She lived most of her adult life in the communites of Creston, Iowa, Maryville and St. Joseph, Missouri.
While in Creston, Doris was employed at Woolworths and also known for the beautiful wedding cakes she created. In
Maryville she was employed at Hy-Vee, Northwest Missouri State University and Lloyd Chains. Doris was on leave of
absence from Ramada Inn of St. Joseph, Missouri at the time of her death.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary and
husband Tom NEUSER of Urbandale, Iowa; her twins, son John COVERDELL and wife, Renee of Whitman A.F.B., Missouri and daughter, Joan and
husband Richard MARBURG of Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania; her daughter, Linda WALKER of Fredoria, Kansas; daughter, Pam
and husband Alfred ROLLER of Kansas City, MO. and sons, Rodney and wife Juledene of Maryville, MO., Ricky and
wife Greta of Anaheim, California, and son Richey of Raytown, Missouri. Doris is also survived by her ten grandchildren:
Theresa and Tonya NEUSER, RIchard and Brian MARBURG, Johnny and Gale WALKER, Shelby ROLLER, Alison and Brooke COVERDELL,
and Erin COVERDELL.
Doris is also survived by two sisters: Audrey HAGUE of Shalimar, Florida, and Velda FENTON of
Osceola, Iowa, and a brother, Duane RICHEY of Alamagordo, New Mexico.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Gale E. COVERDELL;
a grandson, Deon WALKER; her parents, Clair and Ruby RICHEY, and two sisters, Thelma RICHEY and Cleta RICHEY VALE.
Funeral services were held Aug. 7, 1987, at the Price Funeral Home in Maryville, Missouri. Burial was in the Ellston
Cemetery at Ellston, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010
Creston, Union County, Iowa
August 31, 1987
DORIS COVERDELL DIES - Mo.
Doris E. COVERDELL, 65, of St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Creston, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1987, at the Baptist
Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She had been a patient there since July 2nd.
She was born Jan. 1, 1922, in
Fort Morgan, Colo., the daughter of O. Clair and Ruby (COX) RICHEY. On Aug. 14, 1942, she married Gale E. COVERDELL in Grant
City, Mo. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1968.
She graduated from Mt. Ayr High School and had been an auditor for
Ramada Inn. She was a member of the RLDS Church at St. Joseph, Mo., BPW in Maryville and St. Joseph, and the
Salvation Army in St. Joseph.
Mrs. COVERDELL is survived by four sons, Senior Master Sgt. Jon COVERDELL of Whiteman
Air Force Base, Mo., Rodney COVERDELL of Maryville, Mo., Rickey COVERDELL of Los ANGELES, Calif., and Richey COVERDELL
of Raytown, Mo.; four daughters, Mrs. Mary NEUSER of Des Moines, Mrs. Joan MARBURG of Ft. Washington, Pa., Mrs. Linda WALKER
of Fredonia, Kansas, and Mrs. Pamela ROLLER of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Dueane RICHEY of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters,
Velda FENTON of Osecola, and Audrey HOUGE of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; four sisters-in-law, Cleo DUNKERSON of Creston, Ruby
OSBORN of Ft. Dodge, Retha BENDER of St. Louis, Mo., and Ethel COVERDEL of Osage, Iowa; and 10 grandchildren.
preceded in death by her husband and a sister.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Price Funeral Home
Chapel in Maryville with Elder Delbert SMITH officiating. Burial was at the Ellston Cemtery at Ellston, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2010
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