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Mark W. Pickering, 63, a Center Twp., Rush County area resident, formerly of Lewisville, Indiana, passed away October 27, 2017 in Rushville, Indiana. He was born November 17, 1953 in New Castle to George W. & Elsie (Wicker) Pickering. Mark was a 1972 graduate of Tri High & obtained his BS from Purdue University in 1976 where he was a member of the Farm House Fraternity. Mark married Sandra Kay McIntosh on August 11, 1984 and she survives.
Mark farmed his entire life in Rush & Henry Counties. He raised Hampshire hogs and formerly operated Pickering Seed Company. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and riding many miles of trails with his mule Shorty.
He was a longtime member of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church where he served as past Elder & Deacon. Mark was a 40+ year member of the Lewisville Masonic Lodge #72 F&AM; where he was Past Master and Master Mason. He was also a member of Scottish York Rite, FFA, 4H, American & Indiana Seed Trade Associations, Purdue Block & Bridal, Purdue Livestock Judging and enjoyed judging hog shows.
In addition to his wife, Sandy, of Knightstown, he is survived by a son, Ross Mahlon Pickering (Kaylee Yager) of Knightstown, daughters, Kathleen M. Hardin (Ryan Gardner) of Rushville and Rachel Ann (Greg) Amos of Rushville, a sister, Ava Jane Pickering of Salt Lake City, UT and granddaughters, Harper & Cora Amos. In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Jean Pickering.
Services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville, Indiana, with Pastor John Wall & Rev. Jeremy Gries presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary from 4-8 PM Friday evening, November 3. Masonic Services will be held at 7:45 PM Friday evening. Burial will be in the Lewisville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Indiana Chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America.
Arrangements entrusted to Moster Mortuary.
Published on October 30, 2017
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