Rose G. Covington, 90, of Monticello went to be with her Lord, on Monday, February 25, 2019 after a sudden illness. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 Thursday , February 28, 2019 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello Funeral services will be held 11:00 Friday, March 1, 2019 with visitation starting at 10:00 before the service at Peace United Church of Christ, Monticello. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello. Pastor Mike Cleeton will officiate at the services.
Rose is survived by her children: Sue (Randy) Brokaw of Monticello, Mike (Janice) Covington of Leon, and Dan (Ellen) Covington of Coggon, Nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Galan, brother John Schilt, sisters Magdalena Hall, Margaret Steiner, Mary Burrichter and two grandsons Stuart Covington and Nick Brokaw.
Rose was born on October 17, 1928 to Ulrich and Magdalena (Baumann) Schilt. She was baptized on December 13, 1928 and Confirmed in 1943 at(The Evangelical Reform Church) Peace United Church of Christ. Rose was a graduate of Monticello High School, Class of 1946.
On September 2, 1948 Rose married Galan D. Covington at the Little Brown Church Nashua, Iowa. She worked as a nurse’s aide at John McDonald Hospital in Monticello. As a couple they farmed west of Monticello, where they milked Holstein cows and raised three children. Rose was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker and Galan’s right hand man on the farm. Rose provided unconditional love, and was kind and cheerful. She loved sending cards to family and friends, and cherished every card sent to her. She enjoyed her family, gardening, pinochle, Canasta, and time spent at the cabin on Lake Delhi.
Rose was an active, lifelong member of the Peace United Church of Christ, twenty year member of the Merry Makers Club, and the Class of 1946 lunch bunch. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.