Karel S. Pickering

July 10, 1940 — March 18, 2022

Karel S. Pickering

Karel Pickering was born in Canton, Ohio, on July 10, 1940, to her proud parents, Paul and Erma Smith. She graduated from Lorain High School and worked as a homemaker and in her family's farm market, Pickering Hill Farms, for over 50 years. Karel raised her family in Avon with her late husband, John. Karel passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on March 18, 2022.
Karel had a servant's heart and filled her time with volunteer work. She was a longtime member of the Avon United Methodist Church and sang in the choir, organized funeral luncheons, served as a trustee and on the church council. She was a poll worker and volunteered at local soup kitchens. Karel was involved yearly with organizing the Festival of Flowers and delivered Meals on Wheels. She was very creative and enjoyed painting in her spare time. 
Karel met John at a United Methodist Church picnic. They were married for 42 years before he died in 2003. She leaves their children, Jay (Lillian), Karen Holowecky (Brian), and Mark; her ten grandchildren, Ethan, Jason, Rachel, Tessa, Zachary, Adam (Jackie), Reilly, Carson, Abigail, and Jonathan-Thomas; and her brother, Richard Smith (Sandy). She was predeceased by her beloved John; her parents; and her brother, Thomas Smith. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Avon United Methodist Church (address below); or to Meals on Wheels c/o Avon Senior Center, 36784 Detroit Rd. Avon, 44011.
A memorial service will be held at Avon United Methodist Church, 37711 Detroit Rd., Avon, 44011, on Friday, March 25, 11:00am. Reverend Micah Holland to preside. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, from 3-7:00pm on Thursday.  Cremation by Busch  www.buschcares.com 440-937-6175

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

3:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Busch Funeral Home, Avon

32000 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Avon United Methodist Church

37711 Detroit Rd, Avon, OH 44011

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