Carol J. Covell 1939-2021
ORWELL — Carol Jean “Toni” Covell, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at her home, surrounded by family and friends.
Toni was born Aug. 20, 1939, in Rock Creek, the daughter of Irvine and Veronica Ferron Lake. She graduated from Grand Valley High School Class of 1957. During high school she worked for Hanson’s and after graduation worked for the former Farmer’s Bank.
Toni married the love of her life, Leroy Covell, on Sept. 2, 1961. She would work on and off as the office manager for the family business, Lee’s Orwell Tire for 20 years, while raising her family.
Toni was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She enjoyed volunteering for many local organizations including Boy Scouts of America, PTA, Daughters of Mary and the Grand Valley Athletic Boosters.
Toni is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Lee Covell; children, Patrick (Jay) Covell of Dallas, Texas, Ellen (Hiram) Lynch of Zionsville, Ind., and Dennis (Sandra) Covell of Lenexa, Kan.; grandchildren, Ryan, Kascie, Madyson, Kara, Madeline, Jeremy, Kyle, Eldon and Sadie; one great-granddaughter; brother, Jim (Deana) Lake of Anderson, S.C.; and sisters, Claire Kachur of Cortland and Pat Taylor of Howland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Nancy Lake; and her brothers-in-law, Robert Taylor and Steve Kachur.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Paine Funeral Home, 140 E. Main St., Orwell.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 103 N. Maple St., Orwell, with the Rev. John Madden celebrating.
Burial of ashes will take place at the convenience of the family in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Toni may be given to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, or the Daughters of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 217, Orwell, Ohio 44076.
Online guest book and condolences may be left at www.painefuneralhome.com.