Rosella Alverda (Lill) Pickett Neighbor

August 06, 1906 ‒ November 01, 2006

Marion, Ohio

Rosella Alverda (Lill) Pickett Neighbor, 100, of Marion died Wednesday November 1, 2006 in the Marion General Hospital.

She was born on August 6, 1906 in Marion County the daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret (Leffler) Lill. Rosella graduated from Pleasant High School, and attended the Marion Business College where she learned the trade of bookkeeping.

On April 20, 1930, she married her husband of over 40 years, Carl E. Pickett, who preceded her in death on January 26, 1971. She remarried on December 15, 1974, to Raymon C. Neighbor, who preceded her in death on March 10, 1995. Both of whom she enjoyed traveling with.

Rosella worked as a bookkeeper for the City of Marion in the Income Tax Department, Hemmerly’s flower shop, Gardner Tap & Die, Fulfillment Corporation of America, and Marion Industries.

She was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, and formerly a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem # 15 and the Marion Senior Citizens.

Rosella enjoyed playing cards with friends at the Marion Senior Center, reading novels, and working in her yard and garden.

She will be missed by her two children Gordon Pickett of Etna, and Jan Pickett of Marion; five grandchildren Gordon and Dean Pickett, Heidi Watters, Janet Topol, and Matthew Pickett; seven great-grandchildren Morgan and Ryan Topol, Emily and Michael Watters, Morgan and Maya Pickett, and Collin Pickett; four step-children Roger (Ginny) Neighbor of Bucyrus, Ohio, Terry Neighbor of Dayton, Ohio, Melvin Neighbor of Cincinnati, Ohio and Sue Seigel of Newark, Ohio.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death by her sister Florence Myers; and three brothers Ray, Paul, & Harold Lill.

The family will greet friends on Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center Street, Marion, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor J. Weston Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Marion Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions can be made to Quality of Life Hospice, c/o Marion General Hospital, 278 Barks Road West, Marion, Ohio 43302.

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