Loretta Mae Kovach, 87, of Neelyville, Missouri, passed away July 17, 2012 in the St. Francis Medical Center of Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born August 22, 1924 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri to the late John Kleinsorge and Martha Mangrum Kleinsorge.

She was married to Frank Kovach in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He preceded her in death in March 1996.

She is survived by, one daughter Janice Crook of Poplar Bluff, Mo. three sons, Phillip Kleinsorge of Ballwin, Missouri, Mickey and wife Doris Kovach of Naylor, Missouri, Allen Kovach of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Nine grandchildren,19 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy Hillis, one brother Norman Kleinsorge; one great granddaughter Alicia Wisdom: a son-in-law, Willard Crook and a daughter-in-law Evangeline Kleinsorge.

Loretta has been a life long resident of Butler county She was a homemaker and enjoyed going on picnics, playing tennis and driving a tractor on the farm. She was of the Baptist Faith.

Visitation for Mrs. Kovach will be Thursday July 19, 2012 starting at 11:00 am with the funeral following at 1:00 p.m. on July 19, 2012 in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel Inc. of Neelyville, Missouri. Burial will be in the City Cemetery at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Donnie Fowler officiating.