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Edward Ray George

June 24, 1936 — January 1, 2021

Edward “Ed” George, 84 of rural Veedersburg passed peacefully at his farm at 9:27 pm Friday, January 1, 2021 at home surrounded by his family.  He was born June 24, 1936 in Crawfordsville, IN the son of Ray T and Mary Elizabeth (Harbison) George.

Ed graduated from Covington High School in 1954 and attended Iowa State University. He proudly served in the Army National Guard from 1959-1964. He was a life resident of Fountain County, where he raised his family on the farm that he and Mary built.  Over the years, their farming operation consisted  of row crops, alfalfa, cattle and hogs. He was an active member of Covington United Methodist Church, Covington Jaycees and Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc.  Ed believed in community service and put that into action by serving on the Fountain County Council for 14 years, as well as many years of service on the Community Corrections Board.  Ed was a lifelong supporter of the 4-H program. He was a 10-year member, 4-H Foundation member and active fair volunteer. Fishing trips to Canada with the OHB group were a special summer highlight. Ed rarely missed his children or grandchildren’s events as he loved supporting them, both near and far.

Ed married Mary Alice Livingston June 16, 1958 at Covington United Methodist Church and she survives.  Also surviving are two sons, Steven (Regina) George, Kevin (Elaine) George both of Veedersburg; a daughter Susan (Scott) Lawrence of Avilla, IN.  Ten grandchildren:  Ray (Audrey) George, Brad (Elizabeth) George, Brian (Christie) George, Cory (Breanna) George, Diane Simonton, Kimberly (Scott) Corley, Melissa (Alex) Deneau, Samuel, Sarah and Sage Lawrence.  They also have 10 great grandchildren.  His parents preceded him in death.

Private family services at Shelby Funeral Home in Covington, IN with Reverend Mason Shambach officiating will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021 with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery.  Online condolences may be shared with Ed’s Family :

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to Covington United Methodist Church, 419 Washington St, Covington, IN 47932 or the Community Foundation PO Box 175, Covington, IN  47932.

Funeral Service

Shelby Funeral Home

Tuesday, January 05, 2021 622 3rd Street
Covington, Indiana 47932 Directions
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