Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


February 21, 2013

Thelma Pickering

Knoxville —  

Thelma Lorene Pickering was born on Sept. 4, 1919, in Knoxville, the daughter of Gerrit and Maggie (Oostrum) Vroegh.  She was a lifelong resident of Knoxville.  Thelma was united in marriage to Jerry James Pickering on Feb. 16, 1951, in Pleasantville.  She was a homemaker and mother.  She was a member of Celebrate Community Church and First Reformed Church, where she has also been a Sunday school teacher.  Thelma enjoyed sewing and gardening and working on jumble puzzles.

Thelma passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at West Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Knoxville at the age of 93 years.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry; son, Steven Pickering; great grandson, Bradley Pickering; and brothers, William “Bud”, Lloyd, James and Dale Vroegh.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Cheryl (Terry) Thompson of Waco, Texas, and Mark Pickering of Knoxville; daughter-in-law Carma Pickering of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Phyllis Witte of Tucson, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, Danielle Thompson, Ryan (Adriana) Thompson, Gregg (Sherrie) Pickering, Julie (Draper) Handeland, Tamie (Jay) Riken, Michelle (Steve) Watson, Steve Pickering, Jr., Josie Pickering and Jeremiah Pickering; 12 great-grandchildren, Matthew Thompson, Haylee and Kaidan Ryan, Jonathan and Nicole Pickering, T.J., Joel and Jared Handeland, Chelsea and Kaitlan Musgrove, Ashley Sorgensen, and Steven Chance Pickering; and one great-great-grandson, Jayden Pickering.

A visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Knoxville.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Williams Funeral Home in Knoxville with Pastor Bruce Rietveld officiating.  Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.  For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to HCI Care Services. 

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