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 Max Leon Pickering

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Max Leon Pickering

  • Birth 22 Jan 1927 USA
  • Death 9 Jan 2008 Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Swayzee, Grant County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Sec G
  • Memorial ID 23916631

Max Leon Pickering, 80, Peru, went to be with the Lord at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at Howard Regional Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born Jan. 22, 1927 in Sims to Ralph and Alta (White) Pickering. He married Mary Catherine Jones Feb. 14, 1953, and she survives.

Max retired from C&O Railroad as an engineer after 36 years of service. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of Center Chapel Brethren Church.

Survivors besides his wife include a son, Stephen Grant and wife Shirley, Kokomo; a daughter, Patsy Ruark and husband Dale, Peru; four grandchildren, Amy Wagstaff, Jamilee Chapman, Adam Grant and Jeremy Grant; a brother, Willard Glassburn, Urbana; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lloyd; and a sister, Laura.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Pastor Brad Eckerley officiating.

Burial will be in Thrailkill Cemetery, Grant County. A military committal service will be provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit.



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  • Created by: Rickey Bellamy
  • Added: 12 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23916631
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Max Leon Pickering (22 Jan 1927–9 Jan 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23916631, citing Thrailkill Cemetery, Swayzee, Grant County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Rickey Bellamy (contributor 46790113) .