The Ottumwa Courier

March 26, 2013

Andrea Jenkins, 30, Ottumwa


OTTUMWA — Andrea K. Jenkins, 30, of #1 Friendly Circle, died at 12:01 a.m. March 25, 2013 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

She was born March 23, 1983 in Ottumwa to Andy and Susan “Sue” Marie Ott Covert. She married Thomas Jenkins on December 16, 2011.

A 2000 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Andrea was also a graduate of Indian Hills Community College, Iowa State University and Drake Law School. She was with Iowa Legal Aid.

Andrea was a member of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Wapello County Bar Association, Democratic Party and was an advocate for women’s rights.

Surviving is her husband, Thomas; her father, Andy Covert of Ottumwa; a brother, Doug (Sara) Covert of Ottumwa; two sisters, Michelle (Chad) Popp of Dayton, IA and Lacey Albertson of Ottumwa.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sue Covert; grandparents, Walter and Vereta Covert, William and Martha Ott.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. Cremation will follow the services. Inurnment will be in Shaul Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello and Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501.

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