COVINGTON - Barbara J. Ely, 75, lifetime resident of Covington, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. She was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Miami County, to the late William and Lucille (Clouse) Rike; and was a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1955. She was preceded in death by her parents. Barbara is survived by her husband of 56 years, Hobart E. Ely; two sons, Dennis and Julie (Phillips) Ely and Rus and Amy Ely, all of Covington; three grandchildren, Bill, Brian and Cory Ely; and two great grandchildren, Taylor and Hayley Ely; brother, William "Jim" Rike Jr. and his wife, Roberta of Covington; and twin sister, Virginia Schmidt of Piqua. Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. If so desired, contributions may be made in Barbara's memory to the Covington Rescue Squad. Services are in care of Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.