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Marjorie Pickering, 96, of Frankfort, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at her home of 75 years. She was born Nov. 10, 1920, in Frankfort, to James Harvey and Sarah Lu Creecy (Sipple) Day.
On Feb. 12, 1937, she married Homer N. Pickering, a favorite meat cutter to many Frankfort ladies. Homer moved to heaven Oct. 14, 1989.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Sally Lou Roush (Richard Ham Sr.) of Frankfort; two grandchildren, Cregg Allen Roush of Greentown and Caren Lynn (Frank) Runkles of Lubbock, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren, Bryck, Bo, Brant and Kane Roush all of Greentown, Kacey (Josh) Lester of Peru, Paul and Christopher Runkles of Orlando, Fla., Alan (Dana) Runkles and Margie Marie (Nathaniel) Volanos, all 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.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; 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.
She had been 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 made for the church. She also taught Sunday school for several years.
Marjorie 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 Spencer's Market and Fudge's Market for all the years Homer cut meat for Spencer's and Fudge's.
Her Christian walk led her to be a servant, caring for her parents; her sister, Lelia; and her brother, Curt Day, who was 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 become Girl Scout Leaders.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 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.
Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 27, 2016
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