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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Goldie Irene Pickle, age 93, resident of Fort Scott, KS, died early Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born June 6, 1914, in Stafford, KS, the daughter of Isaiah Nelson Baxter and Clea Loy Maple Baxter. She first married Albert Armstrong. He preceded her in death in 1937. She then married George "Joe" Pickle in 1943. He preceded her in death in 1974. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle. Early in life she was active in church and 4H. Later in life she was active in the Senior Citizens, AARP, Sekap, S.O.C.K., Neighborhood Clubs, and the Bourbon County Fair. She worked as a nurse's aide, first at the Lyons Nursing Home and then for many years at Mercy Hospital.

Goldie is survived by a daughter, Helen Irene Lashbrook, Belton, MO; a granddaughter (whom they raised), Janet Marie (Howell) Short, Pittsburg, KS; sister Rose Marie Neely, Medicine Lodge, KS; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands; son, James Henry Armstrong; daughter, Mary Tatro; six brothers, James Nelson "Casey", Eugene, Leonard, Albert, Elmer, and Wilferd Baxter; and a sister, Mildred Ann Dale.

Funeral services for Goldie Pickle will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2007, at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle, with Rev. Paul Rooks officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Baptist Tabernacle, and may be left in care of Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS, 66701. Words of sympathy may be emailed to the family at condolences@cheneywitt.com.