Funeral service for Edith Louise (Scheidemantel) Pickering was December 4, 2019 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Pastor Michael York officiating.
Music was provided by Ann Emory and Verna Cooper.
Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Vance Adams, Travis Lynch, Dale Martin, Jay Clark, Dave Brown and Dalton Brown. Honorary pallbearers were David Brown, Daniel Pickering, Brock Brown and Blake Brown.
Mrs. Pickering was born August 15, 1915 in Dent County to Charles and Agnes (McClelland) Scheidemantel. She married Raymond Pickering May 5, 1940. They were the parents of five children. Mrs. Pickering died November 26, 2019 in Salem at the age of 103 years.
Survivors include her children, Sam Pickering and wife, Deanna, Columbia; Barbara Brooks and husband, Roger, Salem; and Martha Grogan-Adams and husband, Vance, Salem; brothers, Carl Scheidemantel, St. Charles; Raymon Scheidemantel and wife, Jane, Lenox; and Robert “Bob” Scheidemantel, Riverton, Wyoming; grandchildren, Dan Pickering and wife, Amanda, Houston, Texas; Mark Pickering and wife, Amy, Palm Springs, California; David Brown, Salem; Melissa Allen, Nashville, Tennessee; Tonya Hampton and husband, Marty, Ellsinore; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; two infant children; granddaughter, Anita; and son-in-law, Jerry.
Mrs. Pickering was a longtime, and the oldest living member, of First Baptist Church, Salem.