SACRED HEART CHURCH
WARSAW, INDIANA

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Ethel Marion Haines Pickens Emerick 6-03-07

     Ethel 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 and nephews.
     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)

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