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Mary Ann Covert

Memphis, TN

Mary Ann (Hunter) Covert, 81, died peacefully on September 11, 2018. A native of Memphis, she was an accomplished musician and beloved educator. She earned degrees in piano performance from Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Memphis. Mrs. Covert served as Professor of Piano at Ithaca College. During her 29-year tenure, she served as faculty chairperson and was honored for her excellence in teaching. She was active internationally as a student, teacher, and performer with renowned instrumentalists and vocalists. After retirement, Mrs. Covert returned to the Memphis area and remained active in coaching, adjudication, master classes, and select private lessons. Mrs. Covert was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Hunter. She is survived by her husband, John M. Covert; her children, Bobby and Donna Lewis, Mark Lewis, Tracye and Harry Griffin, Jeff Lewis, and Todd Covert; her sister, Carole Smith; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to .
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Sept. 13, 2018
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