Charles Pickering

Charles Emery Pickering

Monday, October 1st, 1945 - Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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Mount Ayr, Iowa

Charles Emery Pickering, age 74, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home in Mount Ayr, Iowa surrounded by his family.

Charles was born October 1, 1945 at the family home in Worth, Missouri. He was the son of the late Emery Carol and Ethel Lucille (Holmes) Pickering.

Charles attended rural elementary school in Worth and Sheridan country school. He was a 1963 graduate of Grant City High School, Grant City, Missouri. After high school Charles joined the United States Military.

An Army veteran, Charles served with the 129th Field ArtilleryRegiment.

Charles was united in marriage to Linda Pittsenbarger on June 5, 1993 at the Church of Christ in Worth, Missouri. They enjoyed twenty-seven years of married life together.

A rancher Charles loved all aspects of farming both livestock and agriculture. He also had been a bulldozer operator working construction.

Charles was a member of the Worth Church of Christ, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher. When his health allowed him to be active, he enjoyed various community gatherings such as the Chuck Wagon Club, Saddle Club, 4-H Horsemanship, and the July Coyote Hound Hunters Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Gary and Boyd Pickering.

His survivors include; wife Linda of the home, Mount Ayr, one daughter Angie (Ted) LeMay, Russellville, Alabama, four sons Donnie Pickering, Grant City, Todd Pickering (Crystal Brown), Wakefield, Kansas, Dustin Wiley (Courtney Owens), Grant City, Derick (Jolynda) Wiley, Lathrop, Missouri, 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, a brother Carol Pickering, Grant City, nieces, nephews and a host of other friends and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Andrews-Hann Funeral Home, Grant City, where the family will receive friends from 5-7 PM, Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Gary Bell and Charles Ross will be officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Albany, Missouri. Military honors will be provided by the Worth County Memorial VFW Post #3123.

Memorials: Worth Church of Christ or Worth County Senior Citizen Center

Social distancing will be observed for both services. Face mask are recommended by those attending. The funeral service will be live-streamed on the Andrews-Hann Facebook page.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Social distancing and face mask are recommended for those attending.
  • Service

    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 1:00pm
    Andrews-Hann Funeral Home
    416 South Front Street
    GRANT CITY, MO 64456
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Social distancing and face mask are recommended for those attending.
    Gary Bell
    Charles Ross
  • Interment

    Grandview Cemetery
    State Highway C
    ALBANY, MO 64402
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Military Services provided by Missouri Honors Program and Worth County Memorial VFW Post # 3123.


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Joginder, Michelle, Michael & Rosalie

Posted at 03:35pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Susan Goff Hauser

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Charlie was a man of kindness, grace, and caring. He will be missed and always remembered with fondness by anyone who knew him.
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Michelle Brown

Posted at 09:11pm
So sorry for your loss. Charlie was a great man. Michelle ( Huey) Brown

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