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Cova Earline Wedding Embry

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

OHIO COUNTY, Ky. — Cova Earline Wedding Embry, 92, departed this life into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, surrounded by her family who loved her unconditionally. Cova was born June 25, 1931, the youngest daughter of Willie and Aubrey Ralph Wedding in Taffy, Kentucky.

She married the love of her life, Odrey Lee Embry, on Jan. 23, 1948, and for the next 75 years working together, they built a home and a life, raising three children, and serving the Lord. She was a member of Living Faith Baptist Church.

Cova retired from the Ohio County Board of Education as a school secretary.

She and Odrey enjoyed traveling in their motor home and were very active in Campers on Mission lending their time and talents to Oneida Baptist Institute as well as numerous churches throughout Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida. Mom, or Mamaw, always had a smile for everyone she met, a heart full of love and a song to share. She never met a stranger which resulted in her amassing a multitude of friends.

Cova was multi talented writing songs and poetry. She loved to play her guitar and sing wherever she went, including many trips to rest homes or anywhere she could brighten someone’s day by sharing her musical talent. She was thrilled to sing Coal Miner’s Daughter with one of her favorites Miss Loretta Lynn once.

Cova was a wonderful cook and friends were always welcome in her home and at her table. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her loving, generous heart.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Maxine and Emma, and great-granddaughter, Claire Embry.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Odrey; three children, Virginia Marx, of Owensboro, Kentucky, Eddie Embry (Janice), of Hartford, Kentucky, and Richard Embry, of Evansville, Indiana; six grandchildren, Dr. Eddie Lee Embry (Amy), of Beaver Dam, Richard Lee Embry (Stephanie), of Newburgh, Indiana, Brandon Embry (Jill), of Lexington, Kentucky, Jessica Jones (Chris), of Oakland City, Indiana, Joshua Marx, of Owensboro, and Shannon Embry (Dusty), of Brandon, Florida; 15 great-grandchildren, Kayla, Kegan, Kinsey, Kacie, Owen, Jameson, Ava, Joseph, Alissa, Eliana, Damien, Silas, Sammy, and Audrey; and two great-great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Clementine Jane.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bevil Brothers Funeral Home Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Bro. Greg Hilliard will be conducting the service with burial in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests any contributions be made to The Claire Foundation Inc., 3824 Horsemint Trail, Lexington KY 40509.

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