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In Memory of Coverdill, (nee Schmidt) Marga Selma


Marga Selma (nee Schmidt) Coverdill, age 95, of China Twp., formerly of Lathrup Village passed away November 25, 2013. She was born in Flensburg, Germany on September 30, 1918. Her parents, Kurt and Martha Schmidt brought her to America through Ellis Island in August of 1922. While they were attending Denby High School in Detroit, Marga met Ernest James "Ernie" Coverdill. Both graduated from Wayne State College and were married in 1941. They built a house in Lathrup Village in 1946-47, where she lived for 64 years.
Marga's careers included teaching jobs in Detroit and Texas, a 13 year stint writing a weekly social column called Lines from Lathrup for the local paper, The Four Corners Press, and starting in 1968, as secretary, then office manager, at Mengel Mohawk Corporation which lasted for over twenty years until she retired.
Marga and Ernie were early members of Community Congregational Church in Lathrup Village, where she served as Circle Chairperson, Deacon, Church Historian, and chaired the 50th Anniversary celebration. They were also founding members of the Lathrup Village Super Club, and enjoyed traveling with the Nomads Flying Club, visiting nearly every continent.
Marga was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband. Mourning her loss are her two sisters; Rose Marie Schmidt and Lillian Meister, her sons; Craig Alan (Jean) and Cary Neil (Suellen), five grandsons; David, Daniel, Adam, Christopher, and Alexander, granddaughter; Sadie, and seven great-grandchildren; Hannah, Zach, Jake, Elizabeth, John, Kobe, and Levi.
Cremation has taken place and the family will welcome guests to celebrate Marga's life at a memorial gathering at Roseland Park's Rose Mausoleum, Berkly on Saturday, December 7 at 11:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Marga's name. To leave the family a message of comfort please visit http://www.youngcolonial.com/ Arrangements by Young Funeral Home, China Twp.

arga Selma (nee Schmidt) Coverdill, age 95, of China Twp., formerly of Lathrup Village passed away November 25, 2013. She was born in Flensburg, Germany on September 30, 1918. Her parents, Kurt and Martha Schmidt brought her to America through Ellis Island in August of 1922. While they were attending Denby High School in Detroit, Marga met Ernest James "Ernie" Coverdill. Both graduated from Wayne State College and were married in 1941. They built a house in Lathrup Village in 1946-47, where she lived for 64 years.
Marga's careers included teaching jobs in Detroit and Texas, a 13 year stint writing a weekly social column called Lines from Lathrup for the local paper, The Four Corners Press, and starting in 1968, as secretary, then office manager, at Mengel Mohawk Corporation which lasted for over twenty years until she retired.
Marga and Ernie were early members of Community Congregational Church in Lathrup Village, where she served as Circle Chairperson, Deacon, Church Historian, and chaired the 50th Anniversary celebration. They were also founding members of the Lathrup Village Super Club, and enjoyed traveling with the Nomads Flying Club, visiting nearly every continent.
Marga was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband. Mourning her loss are her two sisters; Rose Marie Schmidt and Lillian Meister, her sons; Craig Alan (Jean) and Cary Neil (Suellen), five grandsons; David, Daniel, Adam, Christopher, and Alexander, granddaughter; Sadie, and seven great-grandchildren; Hannah, Zach, Jake, Elizabeth, John, Kobe, and Levi.
Cremation has taken place and the family will welcome guests to celebrate Marga's life at a memorial gathering at Roseland Park's Rose Mausoleum, Berkly on Saturday, December 7 at 11:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Marga's name. To leave the family a message of comfort please visit http://www.youngcolonial.com/ Arrangements by Young Funeral Home, China Twp.


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Arrangements with Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, 4061 St. Clair Hwy. Lane East China, MI 48054. (810)329-4766. www.youngcolonial.com
Published on December 4th, 2013


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