Ethel Marion Haines Pickens Emerick 6-03-07
Marion Haines Pickens Emerick, 90, died June 3, 2007, at 4:20
p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor in Warsaw, Indiana. She was
born in Amble, Michigan, November 15, 1916, to Francis Marion
and Minnie Witt Haines. On May 7, 1938, she married Howard Emerson
Pickens who died June 29, 1980. They had two daughters,
Donna Parkevich, Logansport, IN and Barbara (Robert) Hardin,
Warsaw. In Warsaw, on August 22, 1981, she married Owen
Emerick, who died August 13, 1999.
Mrs. Emerick had been an active
co-owner with her husband Howard Pickens in the trucking business
handling new furniture for over twenty years in Bloomington,
Peru, and Warsaw. During the sixties and seventies, they
were agents for Indianapolis based Perkins Furniture Transport
and owned and operated a terminal in Warsaw.
She had been a member of the Tippecanoe
Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf for many years. She
also enjoyed living near the water, spending many winters at
Bonita Springs and Fort Myers in Florida, as well on Chapman
and Pike Lakes in Warsaw. She was a member of Sacred Heart
Catholic Church of Warsaw.
In addition to her daughters, she
is survived by a sister Maxine Valance, Greenville, Michigan.
A step-daughter, Marilyn (William) Purtlebaugh, Tippecanoe
Lake, also survives. Her brother Ralph Haines, of Stanwood,
Washington, preceded her in death.
Seven surviving grandchildren:
Mrs. Chip (Beth) Skipper, Mrs. David (Natalie) Waddle, both of
Warsaw, Mrs. Steven (Katrina) Courchaine of Indianapolis. Also
Christine Parkevich, Patrick (Rhonda) Parkevich, Mrs. Neil (Michelle)
Ewing, Pamela Parkevich, all of Logansport. Two grandsons
preceded her in death.
Also surviving are fifteen great
grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel
is in charge of arrangements and calling will be held there Tuesday
from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with
Monsignor James Wolf officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood
Cemetery in Warsaw.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to the charity of your choice. (9-8-2010)