Age 68, of Lansing, passed away September 8, 2010, after a long illness. She was born August 12, 1942, in Saginaw. Mrs. Covey retired from Waverly Schools, where she taught for 33 years. She was loved by all of her students.

Surviving are: her husband of 19 years, Robert; stepson, Ryan Jeffrey (Lisa) Covey of Phoenix, AZ; stepdaughter, Rachelle (JH) Heck of Royal Oal, MI; 5 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Sedona and Sophia Covey, Stella and Charlie Heck; and very close friends, Mary Ellen Poyhonen, Karen Simpson, Bonnie Radway and Gayle Skubick. She was preceded in death by husband, Gary Bleisner.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with Rabbi Amy Bigman officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society or Congregation Shaarey Zedek in memory of Phyllis Covey.

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