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.
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.
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.