Edith L. (Newman) Dovey
Edith L. (Newman) Dovey, 89, passed away July 19, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Louisville, surrounded by her children. She was subjected to remembrances, poetry and songs by her tone-deaf children in her final days. Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Edward G. Dovey Jr.; sisters, Dorothy Strahl, Mildred Longnecker, Ruth Kowalski, and brother, Robert Mund. Edith was a Registered Nurse and worked at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where she met her spouse, Edward G. Dovey Jr. They moved to Elkhart, Ind., when Edward started his medical practice. Edith was active in the Elkhart Four Arts and other volunteer roles in the community. She was a long-time member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart. After retiring to Florida in 1986 with her husband, she joined the Key West Garden Club and the Power Squadron. Edith is survived by her sons, Edward G. Dovey III and wife, Jan Bower, and John Dovey, all of Elkhart; and a daughter, Diane Dovey Martin and husband, Nelson of Louisville. Arrangements by Cremation By Grandview, Maryville, 806-8170.