Norma Jeanne Covy


On May 5, 2015, the Lord swept away to heaven Norma “Jeanne” Lich Covy, the beloved matriarch of our family.

We are blessed beyond words that she lived a long and happy 84 years as a devoted follower of Jesus.

Born Jan. 13, 1931, she was preceded in death by her devoted parents, William and Mary Katherine Lich, and her loving husband of 35 years, Charles Covy.

Our only consolation in the loss of this beautiful woman is knowing that she is home in glory, reunited and once again holding them in her arms at this very moment.

While living in Indianapolis, she and her husband were members of Greenwood Presbyterian Church, where she also served as a deacon.

Jeanne graduated from Thomas Carr Howe High School in 1949.

She worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Indianapolis until she retired in 1993. She enjoyed her final days watching the sun set over the beautiful mountains in Tucson, Arizona, surrounded and cared for by her brother and sister-in-law, William and Carol Lich. She also left behind her brother Ronald Lich of Spencer.

A mother’s greatest love is the love for her children. She leaves behind her three sons, Donald D. Peek Jr. (Linda), Kevin D. Peek (Shari) and Timothy M. Peek, whom she spent a lifetime caring, nurturing and guiding along a path of righteousness.

Jeanne had no greater joy in her life than her 10 grandchildren, all of whom adored her greatly. She will be dearly missed by Sara Spencer and her husband, Tommy, Emily Peek, Heide Inman and her husband, Sam, Trey Peek and his wife, Sarah, Erin Jones and her husband, Ryan, Tracy Dayhuff and her husband, Mark, Devin Peek, Savannah Peek, Elizabeth Peek and Kevin Peek.

Jeanne also had the honor of being present whenever possible in the lives of her 12 great-grandchildren, Thomas, Noah, Jake, Harley, Grahm, Conner, Asher, Jaxson, Kalli, Aubrey, Bentley and Blake. She left us having great joy knowing that one more great-grandchild would be born into our family this year.

We will be honoring the life of Jeanne Covy from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call with the memorial service to follow at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Flanner and Buchanan-Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Flanner and Buchanan entombment will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greenwood Presbyterian Church, 102 W. Main St. Greenwood, IN 46142.