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Frances Elizabeth “Frannie” Pickens
Frances Elizabeth “Frannie” PickensBingoFrances Elizabeth “Frannie” Pickens, age 71, of Prospect, died Tuesday morning, February 23, 2010 at her home.   She was born November 30, 1938 in Delaware to the late Harold Arthur and Anna (Penn) Chambers.

She worked as a waitress for 18 years at the Wayside Truck Stop in Delaware and was a bartender at the Back Forty Tavern in Prospect.  She enjoyed playing Bingo and cards.  She loved the Prospect 4th of July celebration, family functions and going out to eat.

She is survived by two sons, Harold Pickens, Macksbarg; Delmar Pickens Jr., Delaware; four daughters, Shirley Shaw, Delaware; Diane Melvin, Virginia Beach; Sandra (Steven) Adams, Richwood; Amy Lou Pickens, Marion; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Gail) Skatze, Delaware; two sisters, Rose (Henry) Adams, Portland, Oregon; and Norma (Leroy) Rease, Delaware.  She was preceded in death by her former husband, Delmar “Shorty” Pickens, who died on Sunday; a brother, James Chambers; a sister, Nancy Blevins and a grandson, Tony Shaw.

Due to unique circumstances and for the convenience of the family, Frannie's and Shorty's funerals will be held together.  Funeral services will be Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect with Pastor Tony Hansen officiating.  Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home in Prospect.

Memorial gifts may be made to Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, OH  43212 or Delaware Speech and Hearing Center, 494 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH  43015.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Missy and David Meddings
Marion (Delphos Granite Works)
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Oh my gosh Shirley, our condolences go out to you and your family. Can't imagine your pain right now. Frances had a spot in my heart!  Let us know if we can help in any way.

#2 from: Jessica/family
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM

we are all sorry about the loss of you mom and dad and if u need anything call and let us know we love u shirley

#3 from: James W Garrison Jr
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 1:41 PM

My Deepest sympathies to everyone in the Family

#4 from: todd jones
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 8:31 PM

im missing u r now gramom and i love u and see u up there and u going to being in my heart all the time and i will think of u went im a sleep and went im up to.

#5 from: jody and tim
milford center
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Sandy and family may God give you the strength to make it through these next few days and weaks you are in our prayers hearts.Sandy stay strong in faith and in praying sending love your way.
Just dont forget the smiles and good times.

#6 from: Pollie & Charlie
Marion, Ohio
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Sandi & Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Just remember the Lord will help each of you in His own way and in His own time! All you have to do is Seek Him - Love Him - Trust Him! We love you Sandi & Steven!

#7 from: Pastor Hansen and Miss Coretta
Marysville, OH
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Sandra, Steven and family,
    Our hearts are heavy because of the enormous loss of both of your parents.  we have only been here a short time, but are already beginning to love you all dearly.  You will continue to be in our hearts and prayers.  Just remember that the Lord has what it takes for you to get through this.  (I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13)  

#8 from: Delby and Cindy Cannon
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I remember the first time I ever had Frannie to our house. I had made nice dinner and since I had been told she liked wine, and I am a fan also, I got a nice bottle and we shared it all by ourselves. We sat at the table and laughed and giggled as if we had known each other for years. I will always remember that about her,  and her sense of humor. We'll miss you Frannie. Rest peacefully in His arms,dear.

#9 from: Debra Chandler
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 12:37 PM

My deepest and most sincere sympathies to the entire family. This has been a most trying and difficult week for all of you. My prayers and thoughts are with you as I hold all of you in my heart.

#10 from: Kim (Pickens) Balliett
Galion, Ohio
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Life is not measured by the number of breath's we take, but by the moment's that take our breath away. Frannie was good at that. Rest in peace.

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#12 from: Janice Edgerly Parmer
Delaware, Ohio
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 5:32 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Francis' passing.  We had a lot of fun on the bus riding to and from school.  She led a very hard life.  I am glad to know she hurts no more.  May each of you have as many pleasant memories of Frances as I do.

#13 from: lanette augenstein and family
marion ohio
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 9:13 PM

im so sorry for the loss of your parents our hearts are with you as well as our prayers

#14 from: lisa beaureagrd
danielson ct
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 10:17 PM

im sorry to hear about your mom and my adopted mom im been there for shirley since this is all be going on and there like a family to me im glaad i got to meet shirly well again god bless you and your family form lisa and her family

#15 from: Tony DiPietro
Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Hey Sandra,

Everyone in Foodservice sends their thoughts and deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

We love ya!

#16 from: Becky Bateman
Columbus, Ohio
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:54 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your great loss of BOTH your parents within the same week.  Please accept my deepest sympathy.  I know it has been difficult year for you.  May God bless and keep you during these times of loss and sadness.  I will keep you in my prayers.

#17 from: Stella
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:58 AM


#18 from: Trudy Love
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I am so sorry for your great lose.We will all meet again without any pain or suffering. Look forward to that day.
If I can do anything for you call me @ work or @ home. My home number is: 614-268-1558.
Love and Prayers,
Nurse Love (Trudy)

#19 from: Pam Adams
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:32 PM

I am so very very sorry to here of your loss, but I know your faith will help you through this very tough time. Remember this love you sis and I'm a phone call away. Pam

#20 from: Kathleen Valentine
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Dear Sandy ,
I am so sorry for your great loss. My prayers are with you and your family.


Nurse Valentine SJCF

#21 from: Harry Swope
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:51 PM

I wish to express my sincere sympathy and condolences to your family at such a sad time. May she always be close to your hearts.
God Bless you and your family.
Harry Swope

#22 from: Brian & Ashley
Marysville, OH
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:54 PM

We are so sorry for the loss of your parents. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Brian & Ashley

#23 from: The Records Department @ SJCF
Training Academy
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 1:50 PM

To Sandy and Family,
May you find comfort in 'all' your good memories. May God give you strength during these times and we will keep you and your family in our prayers.
The Records Staff
Robin, Lorraine, Lynn, Onita, and Jeff

#24 from: Angela Gilbert
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 2:13 PM

My prayers are with you and your famliy on the passing of your parents.

#25 from: Russell Karnes
Ostrander, Ohio
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 2:50 PM

                  Dear Steve, Sandy and Family,

    I am sorry to hear the loss of Francis and Delmer Pickens. I will continue to keep you in prayer. If there is anything that I can do, will you please let me know. Love you all in the Lord.
God will bring you through this.


#26 from: Verna DiPietro
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 3:17 PM


I am so sorry about your loss. Everyone at SJCF is so sadden with the news.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Verna & Tony DiPietro and Family

#27 from: Pastor Chris Bocklage and Family
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 4:21 PM

To the Pickens Family,

The Bocklage family would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the Pickens family in their time of grief. Frannie and Delmar were dear people and they will be missed.

It is times like these when we must remember the source of some of the most comforting words on earth - the Bible. Scripture tells us who we can turn to in time of grief and crisis:  "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust." -Psalm 91:1-2

We may not always understand everything that happens in our lives, but if you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, He can be your refuge in times of crisis. He can be your source of comfort, healing, and trust. If you do not know Him, I hope you will turn to Him in your grief.

He stands ready with this invitation: "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 9:28 My family and I will pray for your family in the days to come, that each and every one of you might find that rest in Jesus Christ.

Pastor Chris Bocklage and Family

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#29 from: Phyllis Edler
Scioto Village - Woodson Intake
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 6:18 PM


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Phyllis Edler

#30 from: Celinda V. Henderson
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Dear Sandy;

I am deeply sorry  for the loss of your parents. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. If there anything we can do, let us know.

Love in Christ;

Celinda V. Henderson

#31 from: Gwendolyn Randle
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 1:45 PM


My thpoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please don't hesitate to call me if there's anything I can do for you and your familiy. God Bless!

#32 from: Scott Whisman
Ohio River Valley JCF Portsmouth, Oh
Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 1:55 AM

Ms. Adams,
Even though we have never met, I can not imagine what grieve you are going through at this most difficult time in your life.  My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.  I pray that God give the strength and courage that you need at this time in your life.  God bless you!  


Scott Whisman
ORVJCF, Chapter President OCSEA

#33 from: Sandy & Doug Parker
Delaware, OH
Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Sandy, Dannielle and Jack,

No words can say how sorry we are for your loss.  You are all in our prayers to have the Lord comfort you. Your Mom sure made the Best Pizza lol!  She will be sadly missed but she is with the Angels & will be watching over all of you.

Talk to you soon!  If you need anything, just call.

Sandy & Doug

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