Eva “Gerry” Pickett passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Parkview Whitley Hospital at 12:30 AM on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at the age of 91.
Born on September 7, 1930, in Akron, Gerry was the daughter of Odie and Pearl Engle (Mills). She married Joe Pickett on April 18, 1953, and they spent 43 years together. She worked most of her life starting in high school. She assembled and painted cots during WWII. She also worked for Real Services for 13 years.
Gerry travelled all over the country, going to 48 out of the 50 states. Her and her daughter CJ travelled over 7,000 miles together on one trip, touring many different factories, including the Crayola Factory and Jelly Belly factory. Coloring was her favorite thing to do. Her favorite memories were riding in the hot air balloon and dancing with the Blues Brothers. Gerry also loved to garden and watch the birds. Most of all, her strong willed personality got her through some hard times in life. She was always smiling.
Gerry will be dearly missed by her children, Dan (Connie) Pickett, of Warsaw, Shelly (Tim) Goshert, of Warsaw, Tim Pickett, of Pierceton, and Cindy “CJ” Justice, of Warsaw; granddaughter, Sarah (Ashley) Goshert, of Fort Wayne and Jennifer Goshert, of Warsaw; grandsons, Steven Pickett, Nicolas Pickett, and Allen Pickett of Michigan; and great grandson, Noah Edmondson, of Fort Wayne. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe; son, Steve Pickett; and twin brothers, Charles and Carl Engle.
Friends and family may gather for visitation on Monday December 13, 2021, from 12:00PM until 1:30PM at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St. Warsaw, IN 46580. A graveside service will immediately follow at Oakwood Cemetery. To make a donation in Gerry’s honor, memorial gifts are appreciated to Grace Village Activities and Arts Program. Written condolences can be made online at www.titusfuneralhome.com