Ann Kovalo

June 30, 1916 - December 20, 2019

06/30/1916 - 12/20/2019

Past Services

Friday December 27, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Friday December 27, 2019
12:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Friday December 27, 2019
1:00 pm
Powhatan Cemetery
Powhatan Point, Ohio 43942

Ann Kovalo, 103 of Shadyside, Ohio died Friday, December 20, 2019, at
Continuous Healthcare of Shadyside. She was born June 30, 1916, a
daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Kavulics) Lenart Sr. in
Hannastown, PA. Dedicated mother and wife of the late Charles Kovalo of
Shadyside, Ohio. Ann was a homemaker and Christian by upbringing. She
was preceded in death by her parents, including a step-father Michael
Yakubisin, her husband, as well as a sister, Mary Smigill and her
brothers Martin Lenart Jr, Joseph Lenart and Adam Lenart. She is
survived by her sons, John Kovalo of Bainbridge, Ohio and Arnold Kovalo
of Shadyside, Ohio. In addition, she is survived by her nieces and
nephews, Walter Smigill Jr, Richard Smigill, Mary Ann Smigill, the late
Martin Lenart Jr., and Judy Lenart.
Ann Kovalo was a true “coal miner’s daughter”, growing up and
thriving under difficult circumstances. Barely out of infancy, she lost
two brothers and her natural Father in the Spanish Influenza outbreak of
1919. The surviving children enrolled in a one-room schoolhouse in
Bannock, Ohio, where they learned English [Slovak being spoken in the
home, as was the custom]. Moving to Cresap, WV to seek work, the family
endured periodic hunger and want before finally settling in Powhatan
Point, Ohio, where the family grew up with Mike finishing his career in
the Powhatan #1 mine. It was there that she met Charles “Shorty”
Kovalo from Dilles Bottom and they wed on December 7th, 1942. Charles
died in February 1979, but Ann went on to have one hundred good years,
free of any medications and able to eat what she wanted, and was aware
and in good spirits – a remarkable achievement. Her health finally
declined after reaching the Century mark, and the staff of Continuous
Healthcare should be commended for their taking such good care of her
until she passed.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral
Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Ave, Shadyside Ohio 43947 on Friday,
December 27, 2019, from 10 am until time of service at 12 pm with Rev.
James Hoff officiating. Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery in
Powhatan Point, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the
Shadyside Fire and Rescue Squad, 4210 Central Ave.,or at “”. Shadyside. Share
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