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Ruby Jewell Pickett, Metcalfe Co., KY (1923-2012)

She was a homemaker and stayed at home to raise her children. She resided in the Randolph and surrounding communities most of her life except for a short time in Michigan (1968-1976) and always referred to Kentucky as home. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, frequenting garage sales, and visiting her children and grandchildren, the joy of her life. She was the widow of Orville Pickett. She leaves 37 direct living descendants
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Ruby Jewell Pickett age 89 of Glasgow passed away Thursday November 1, 2012 in Ann Arbor Michigan surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be 11amCT, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ, 2432 Wisdom Road, Edmonton, KY with ministers Jason Peden and Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 4pm-8pmCT, at the Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY and Tuesday, November 6, 2012, from 9amCta until service at the church.


Ruby Jewell Pickett, Metcalfe Co., KY (1923-2012)

She was born August 3, 1923 in the Randolph Community of Metcalfe County. She was the daughter of the late Edgar L. and Maymie Coffey Shockley. She died Thursday, November 1, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, at the age of 89 years, 2 months, and 29 days.

Jewell was married to Orville L. Pickett on June 20, 1942 in Glasgow, KY, and he preceded her in death in March 2004.

She was a homemaker and stayed at home to raise her children. She resided in the Randolph and surrounding communities most of her life except for a short time in Michigan (1968-1976) and always referred to Kentucky as home. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Jewell (as she is known by most) enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, frequenting garage sales, and visiting her children and grandchildren, the joy of her life.

She is survived by the following:
  • Her four children: Gerald (Mary) Pickett of Whitmore Lake, MI; Sandra Jean (Joe) Abbott of Saline, MI; Brenda Joyce (Nazareth) Zeitunian of Fort Worth, TX; and Janet (Jack) Cook of Clinton, MI

  • Three sisters: Ruth Pedigo and Geneva Morgan both of Glasgow, KY; and Sylvia Coffey of Petersburg, IL

  • One brother: Marvin Shockley of Glasgow, KY

  • Ten grandchildren

  • Nineteen great grandchildren

  • And four great great grandchildren

  • many cousins, nieces and nephews
Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters, one grandson, and one great grandson.

The Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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