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September 10, 2010

Virginia E. Coverdale

April 12, 1930 - Sept. 9, 2010

ANDERSON, Ind. — Virginia E. (Lukens) Coverdale, 80, Anderson, passed away Sept. 9, 2010, at Indiana Heart Hospital, Indianapolis, after brief illness.   

She was born April 12, 1930, in Pendleton, and resided in Madison County all of her life.

She retired in 1985 from Delco Remy Division of General Motors after 32 years of service.

She attended Southern Heights Christian Church and was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 662. Virginia was a den mother, a band parent, an avid camper for 26 years and was a member of the UAW/Delco Remy Bowling League.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Coverdale, whom she married July 18, 1948; children, Dale A. Coverdale (Lynell) of Summitville, April D. Hoyt (Larry) of Burlington, Ky., and Kevin B. Coverdale (Darlene) of Markleville; brother, Robert D. Lukens (Fern) of Elwood; special friends, Donna Eastman; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Springle, Mr. and Mrs. Max Foust, Mr and Mrs. Ron Turner,  Mr. and Mrs. William L. Barker and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Wable; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond E. and Mary (Kuhns) Lukens.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, with the Rev. Gary Klinger officiating.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson.   

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