Beverly Sue Kovacs fulfilled her life here on earth at 10:25 pm, January 16th, 2021. She was surrounded by her family as she transitioned peacefully to heaven.
She lived most of her life in New Castle, Indiana, except for her last 4 1/2 years. Besides New Castle, she lived with her son and daughter before moving to assisted living at Magnolia and Grand Brook memory care facilities. She was diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer’s in 2015, which progressed after the passing of her lifelong friend and husband of 54 years in August 2016.
Sue enjoyed family and friends and brought everyone together, sometimes as many as 40 people at a time, to celebrate life. She hosted gatherings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, graduation, important milestones, and sometimes just because it was a warm summer day.
Sue was there for you when you needed a friend or help of any kind. She loved gardening and made hundreds of crafts during her life. She made quilts, crocheted afghans, cross stitched, built birdhouses, shelves, blanket holders, armchair organizers, walker pocket organizers, clothes, Barbie doll clothes, doll houses, curtains, reupholstered antique furniture, bunk beds, and even a playhouse for her grandkids that she loved so much. The carpenter’s workshop was hers, not her husbands, although both together finished building their own house when Sue’s brother Jim got sick and couldn’t finish the build.
Sue lived a full 81 years, had the gift of hospitality, and enjoyed the fruits of her labor. In her down time, she enjoyed walking around in her yard and maintaining the flowers and landscape that God gave her.
And most importantly, Sue loved the Lord with all of her heart. You would find her sewing, watering her plants, or whatever task she had at hand and every single time she would be singing a song about how much she loved the Lord. Every time the doors were open at church she was there and helping as much as she could: Church board, Sunday school, women’s ministry, banquets, carry-in dinners, and more. She put her whole being into helping anyone and everyone she met.
She is now free from pain and confusion, and with the Lord and her best friend and husband, Steve Kovacs.
Sue will be greatly missed and remembered often. She lives in the hearts of those who knew her and would want you to spread her love and joy for living to those around you. She was preceded in death by her husband Steve Kovacs, a son Kerry Kovacs, a sister Barbara (Arlen) Barker, a brother Jim (Marilyn) Groce, her parents Ben and Adeline Groce, and loving son-in-law Richard Turner. Sue will be greatly missed and remembered often; she was a true light in the midst of a dark world.
Left to carry on her legacy are daughter Alissa Sue (Richard) Turner, son Tracy (Rachel) Kovacs, grandchildren Stephanie (Donovan) Fisher, Jonathan (Rebecca) Turner, Rebekah Turner, Laura Kovacs, and Jacob Kovacs, and several great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Rev. Don Raines of Pilgrim Holiness Church officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences and memories of Sue may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Due to COVID-19, we ask that facial coverings be worn, and social distancing be practiced. In keeping with the Governor’s mandate, attendance will be limited to a rotation of 25 people at a time. If you are feeling any symptoms of illness, please do not attend.
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