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Mary Lou Covault

Mary Lou Covault (Thompson)

Friday, April 19th, 1935 - Monday, November 9th, 2020
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Obituary

Mary Lou lived in His great light and will forever lovingly be remembered by her family
and friends as a woman of god, a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a great
grandmother. She was a true testament of sacrifice, integrity, and hard work. Now, she
has joined her beloved husband of 63 years, Lloyd Eugene “Gene” Covault, who
preceded her in death three years prior.

Mary Lou was born on April 19th 1935 in Decorah, IA, as the daughter of David and
Muriel (Foltz) Thompson. She was Raised on a farm with her sister Marjorie in rural Burr
Oak, IA. She graduated the class of 1953 at Decorah High School. After high school, Mary
Lou went on a trip with friends to Seattle, WA to visit family. It was on that trip to
Seattle that she met Lloyd Eugene Covault. A year later they were married on December
11th 1954 at the Seattle Methodist Church in Washington. Mary Lou worked in the
Boeing factory offices during her husband’s time in the U.S. Navy. After Lloyd was
honorably discharged from the military, they moved to Waterloo, IA where Mary Lou
worked at the Rath Packing Plant. In the Early 1960’s they bought a farm in Stillman
Valley, IL where Mary Lou became a fulltime home maker, raised their two children,
gardened and was active in thier local church life. In the 1970’s Mary Lou worked in
Rockford, IL where she found her calling, helping those in need. Later, she managed a
women and children’s shelter eventually opening a “Goodwill” type store for the
Rockford Rescue Mission.

Family was of great value to Marylou and Lloyd. As such, they moved to Delhi, IA to be
closer to their Son and his children. Later they moved once more to Mohomet, IL to be
closer to their daughter and her children. They constantly commuted to stay close and
connected with their family and no distance could have ever been too far.
Her relationship with God was always present in her daily life. She enjoyed studying the
bible and mentoring others through His love. Mary Lou considered all her friends at
church to be family. She always did things out of the goodness of her heart, like helping
others through their struggles and hardships.

Mary Lou Covault is survived by her two children; David Covault of Independence, IA
and Rachelle (Todd) Hubble of Mahomet, IL. Her seven grandchildren; Jake and Justin
Covault, Crystal (Mike) Hulse, Jack, Clay, Cole, and Elle Hubble. Her three great
grandchildren; Emma Lou and Piper Covault, and Baby Hulse. Aswell as her Brother and
sister-in-law Dale and Pat White of Waverly, IA. She is proceeded in death by her
parents; David and Muriel Thompson, and sister Marjorie Bersie. Aswell as her Husband
Lloyd Eugene Covault.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Reiff Family Center is assisting the
family with arrangements.
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Shirley Tekippe

Posted at 08:29am
Deepest sympathy to David ,Rochelle and families your mother and I are cousins[my dad and her mother] Remembering her with love and friendship

Elaine Klosterman

Posted at 04:34pm
My deep sympathy to your family from my family. My children and I have some pretty great memories! So happy I ran into her at Independence Walmart in February of this year, we had a WONDERFUL visit'''
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