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KARYN RAE PICKERING

KARYN RAE PICKERING

    Karyn Rae (McCafferty) Pickering, 70, Grant City, passed away Thursday March 24, 2016 at The Worth County Convalescent Center with her family by her side.     
    Karyn was born May 21, 1945 in Creston, IA to Gayle and Marian (Looney) McCafferty. She grew up on a farm in Cromwell, IA and attended school in Cromwell through the 11th grade before finishing high school in Creston graduating in 1963.
    Karyn married Carol Pickering August 3, 1985, at The United Methodist Church in Grant City, MO.  She loved to serve her church and her family.
    Karyn worked at the Farm and Home as the bookkeeper and the First National Bank both in Creston before going to college. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and later received her Master’s Degree from the University.  Karyn began teaching at Worth County R-III in 1979 where after almost 30 years she retired.    Karyn loved teaching and shared stories of her many moments with her students.   
    Karyn following her retirement from teaching, opened Mrs. Picks Quilt Shop in Grant City, MO where she continued her skill of teaching.  Karyn was quite a skilled quilter. She has made and been a part of the making of hundreds of quilts over the years.  There is no doubt that Karyn has influenced the lives of young people her entire adult life.  
    Karyn and Carol sold fireworks at West Side Fireworks for 19 years. Karyn enjoyed meeting with former friends and students at the stand.  
    Karyn was a member of The United Methodist Church of Grant City, MO where she served as the treasurer for many years and most recently was active in the United Methodist Women.  
    Karyn was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter Julie McKinney Hanson. Survivors Include: her husband, Carol, of the home; 4 children, Ellen (Chad) Lance, Marshall, MO; Cindy Green (Friend Don Noble), Mount Ayr, IA; Doug (Barb) Pickering, Grant City, MO; Amy (Greg) Mobley, Maloy, IA; 12 grandchildren, Jace Lance, Jada Rae Lance, Nik (Lacee) Pickering, Brad (Kendra) Pickering, Kelsey Pickering, Justin (Charlotte) Green, Kelly (Travis) Weiderholt, Lacie Groom, McKenzie (Aaron) Benson, Madison Mobley, Emma Mobley, and Gracie Mobley; 10 great grandchildren; brother Kelly (Julie) McCafferty, Moline, IL, and sister Bonnie Taylor, Des Moines, IA.
    Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 28 at the Andrews Hann Funeral Home in Grant City.  Family Visitation was from   5-7 p.m., Sunday, March 27 at the Funeral Home.  Burial was at  2:30 p.m. at the Cromwell Cemetery, Cromwell, IA.   Memorials have been established to the Grant City United Methodist Church or Worth County R-III Athletic Department.

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