Mary Louise Jones (Armentrout) Pickering
1928 - 2021
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XENIA — Mary Louise (Armentrout) Jones Pickering, 92, of Xenia, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021,at her residence. She was born November 27, 1928, in Greene County, Ohio, the daughter of Harold B. and Louise Ledbetter Armentrout. She was a member of Faith Community United Methodist Church, and retired from DP & L. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Smith, Xenia, and Debbie (Todd) Lecklider, Bellbrook, two grandchildren, Andrew (Sarah) Lecklider, California, and Aaron (Tiffany) Lecklider, Columbus, three great-grandchildren, Myla, Mazy, and Mia, by numerous nieces and nephews, and by many close extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of over 30 years, Donald C. Jones, on August 10, 1999, her second husband, Russell A. Pickering, on May 2, 2018, and by a brother, Dr. John W. Armentrout. Mary will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Private services will be held by the family in Spring Valley Cemetery with Pastor Kirk Peterson officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Union United Methodist Church, 1145 Union Rd., Xenia, OH, 45385, Spring Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 277, Spring Valley, OH, 45370, or to Faith Community United Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Dr., Xenia, OH, 45385, in her memory. Condolences may be made to the family at The family would like to especially thank Brandy and Kim for their loving and exceptional care, and to Ohio's Hospice of Dayton for their professional and personal support.

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Published in Greene County Dailies from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2021.
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March 23, 2021
Remembering fun family times and delicious meals with Mary and our family. We send sympathy and love to Linda and Deb for their devoted and loving care of their mom. Russell and Tyra Lewis
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