Marjorie Pickering

December 26, 2016

Marjorie Pickering 96, of Frankfort, Indiana, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday December 26, 2016 at her home of 75 years.  She was born November 10, 1920 in Frankfort to James Harvey & Sarah Lu Creecy (Sipple) Day.  On February 12, 1937, she married Homer N. Pickering, a favorite meat cutter to many Frankfort ladies.  Homer moved to heaven October 14, 1989.

Marjorie was a member of First Christian Church since 1950.  She served in several Christian Women’s Fellowship offices and will be remembered for many great meals for the church.  She also taught Sunday school for several years.  She worked as the office receptionist for Drs. J.A. and Paul VanKirk.  And she worked as office receptionist for the dentist Dr. Lyle Bailey.

She made salads and baked ham and baked beans for Spencers Market and Fudges Market for all the years Homer cut meat for Spencers and Fudges.

Her Christian walk led her to be a servant caring for her parents, her sister, Lelia, and her brother Curt Day the World Champion Horseshoe Pitcher.  She also cared for many neighbors and friends.

One of Marjorie’s great joys and accomplishments was serving as a Girl Scout Leader for over 15 years.  She took her Troop 2 to many places and taught them lasting life lessons.  One fantastic trip included going to the National Girl Scout Camp in Washington D.C., seeing the sights in Washington D.C., the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and a grand tour of New York City including the Statue of Liberty.  Many of her scouts went on to be Girl Scout Leaders.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 30th at the funeral Home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church or Frankfort TPA Park, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Sally Lou Roush (Richard Ham, Sr.) of Frankfort, 2 grandchildren, Cregg Allen Roush of Greentown and Caren Lynn (Frank) Runkles of Lubbock, Texas, 10 great grandchildren, Bryck, Bo, Brant and Kane Roush of Greentown; Kacey (Josh) Lester of Peru, Paul and Christopher Runkles of Orlando, Florida; Alan (Dana) Runkles, Margie Marie (Nathaniel) Volanos of Lubbock, Texas and Breanna Lee Murcheski of San Antonio, Texas and 11 great great grandchildren.  She is also survived by a brother, Buddy Day of Castalia, Ohio, sister-in-law, Audrey Day and many much-loved nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

her parents and her husband, granddaughter, Catherine Lee Roush, siblings Louise Day, Lelia Watchbaugh, Curt Day, Delmar Day and Roberta Williams and son-in-law, Pastor A. Lee Roush.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Marjorie Pickering”

  1. Butch & Eileen Huffer December 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Sally, you had super parents. Our prayers our with you and Dick. God Bless.

  2. Erilda & Ron Coleman December 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Dear family and niece Joyce Day Houser,
    Sending hugs of love and sympathy in the loss of sweet Marjory. She and Ron’s Mother, Eleanor (Coleman) Davis played cards together for years. Marjory came to Eleanor’s 90th Birthday Party at Mulberry Nursing Home back in 2010. They so enjoyed playing cards. God bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  3. Mike Ham December 28, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Sally and Dick
    So sorry to hear of your loss of Marjorie. Carol and I send our love. I only wish is that I would have loved having one more onion ring with Marjorie.
    A true friend, she wil be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. Our prayers are with you both.
    Love Mike and Carol
    United Kingdom

  4. Janice Jacoby December 28, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Marjorie was a great, great person and great neighbor on Burlington Av. to my mother and me too. She and my mother had many, many times sharing morning coffee, talks, and garden vegetables. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sally, Karyn, and Craig and your families as you mourn the loss of such a special person as Marjorie in your lives.
    My sympathy,
    Janice Jacoby
    Now living in Santa Rosa, California

  5. Shirley Rosen December 28, 2016 at 9:12 am

    So sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was so sweet and so caring. A wonderful Girl Scout Leader! My thoughts and prayers are with You at this difficult time.

  6. Pam Davidson December 28, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Sally, so sorry for your loss, but thankful you had Christmas with your mom. You and your family are in our prayers. May God comfort you at this time. Pam and Ron Davidson

  7. Maxine Mills December 28, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mark and Maxine Mills

  8. Connie Hill December 28, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Sally and Dickson,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. Our Prayers are with you both and your families.
    Love you both,
    Connie and Jerry Hill

  9. Nancy & Douglas Murray December 28, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Sally we grieve with you and will miss Margie. She was a truly loving woman who lived a remarkable life!

  10. Dave & Carolyn Schulz December 29, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Sally: So sad that your mom has gone home. Yet I know that she is in a much better place with love ones who have gone before. Seeing pictures of Lee, Homer, your mom, your grandparents, means that the circle that won’t be broken is fuller than it was before. To that I say Hallelujah!!!! THANK YOU JESUS! You are in our prayers. Carry on the Good Fight. Dave & Carolyn Schulz

  11. Jim Reno December 30, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Sally; I remember your mother well, as she made a lasting impression on every one she met. Please accept my condolences at this sad time and be thankful the good Lord left her with us all to enjoy.
    Jim / Jan Reno

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