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In Loving Memory of
Michael Henry Cover

Michael Henry Cover(Mike) born September 29, 1939 passed from this life on
May 7, 2016 with his family by his side.

Mike was a long time Edwardsville resident, graduating from EHS in 1959.
He married Gerri Webb who preceded him in death in 1966.They have 3 children, Kelly Cover-Haugh(Gary), Stacey Hamlet(Greg), and Michael T. Cover(Kathy). 
His parents, Henry H. Cover and Dorothy Cover(née Kelley) along with his brother Robert Cover and sister Kathleen King also preceded him. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth Cover and 1 brother, William Cover of Edwardsville,
In 1968 Mike married Ruth Cozart Webb and he instantly enlarged his family with 3 more children, Ed Webb(Theresa), Debbie Williams(Percy), and Steve Webb(Jamie). Together, Mike and Ruth have 1 child, Dana S. Cover(Michelle). They also raised their oldest granddaughter Theresa Cover(Sarah) as their own. He is also survived by 16 Grandchildren, and 15 Great Grandchildren who were all the joy of his life.

He was preceded in death by 1 Grandchild.
Mike is a Past President and Lifelong member of the Edwardsville Gun Club where he spent countless hours shooting, cooking steak dinners and generally sharing in good times with the other members. He was also instrumental in the building of the new Club House.

He was an electrician by trade and received his training while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for National Lead in Granite City, Il for many years until the plant closed and then he worked for GSA in St. Louis until he retired in 2000.

A celebration of his life will take place at the family residence on
 Saturday, May 21st.
The family requests memorial donations to Hospice of Southern Illinois

Thomas Saksa Funeral Home 2205 Pontoon Rd Granite City IL 62040  618-876-4321
Saksa Mateer Funeral Home  210 N. Kansas Edwardsville IL 62025  618-656-7577

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