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Obituary ~ Stella Martha (Merrick) Cover
October 30, 1892 ~ August 26 1981
The Lamoni Chronicle
Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa
Stella Martha Cover, daughter of Lyman Jesse and Melissa (Rudd) Merrick, was born October 30, 1891 near Dow City, Iowa and died Aug. 26, 1981 at the Leon Care Center in Leon, Iowa, age 89.
On Sept. 5, 1903 she was baptized in the R.L.D.S. faith near Dow City.
On March 29, 1914, Stella was united in marriage to Alfred Oliver Cover near Lamoni, IA. To this union ten childrem were born. Stella and Alfred homesteaded near Eagle Butte, S.D. where they lived for 19 years. They moved to Lamoni, IA. in 1933. Stella had continued to reside there until 1979, when she entered the Leon Care Center.
She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Alfred and two sons, Elbert Jesse and John Wesley; 4 brothers; 6 sisters.
Surviving are eight children: Charles A. Cover, Des Moines, IA, Lyman Cover, Trenton, MO. Gladys Clingingsmith, Yuma, Co., Vernon Cover, Salisbury, IN. Luella Bunch, Leon, IA., Pearl Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, IA., Ruth Swenson, Des Moines, IA., Ruby Smith, Leon, IA.; brother, Ira Merrick, Petaluma, CA.; other relatives and friends.
[Interment was made at Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni, Iowa.]
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2015