Former Aurora resident

Cremation has taken place for Cynthia L. Covert, 58, who died Aug. 2, 2014, at her residence in Mantua Township. Born on April 3, 1956, in Zanesville, she was the daughter of the late James and Vera (Shawger) Ellis.

A resident of the Mantua area the past four years, she formerly resided in Aurora. A graduate of Bishop Rosecrans High School in Zanesville, she was the owner-operator of America's Energy Exploration in Mantua.

Survivors include her children Sam Covert and Emily Covert, both of Mantua and Carrie Covert of Cornelius, N.C.; brothers David Ellis of Zanesville, Steven Ellis of Florida, Vincent Ellis of Delaware, Drew Ellis of Seattle, Wash. and Jason Ellis of Grove City; Lora Ellis of Columbus and Diana Soutendijk of New York City; and companion Bill Marks of Mantua.

Green Family Funeral Home in Mantua handled arrangements. See a video tribute at

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