Victoria Lynne Picking

July 25, 1951 ‒ April 02, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

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MANSFIELD: Victoria Lynne Picking passed away Friday April 2, 2021 in OhioHealth Mansfield after a brief battle with cancer. She was 69.

She was born July 25, 1951 to parents Cecil & Thelma (Shoup) Bazley in Mansfield. After Vickie graduated from Mansfield Senior High, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Ashland College where she was a member of the Phi Mu sorority, and went on to achieve her master’s degree in education.

On December 17, 1982, she married Paul Picking and they had 38 years together.

Vickie worked for Mansfield City Schools earning her tenure and teaching home economics as well as teaching in the elementary for over 30 years until retiring in 2008.

Vickie enjoyed many things, from gardening to sewing, needlepoint, cooking, baking (some family favorites being her blueberry delight and strawberry pie) and of course cake decorating, Vickie enjoyed life. She enjoyed reading, especially James Patterson novels, and had a sense of humor that was off the charts. Most of all she just enjoyed being with those she loved.

She is survived by husband Paul Picking; children Richard Adam Picking, Heather K. Picking and Robert A. (Sheila) Picking; grandchildren Alyssa, Anderson, Jennifer and Timothy; brothers Cecil Trent (Margo) Bazley, Bryan (Laurie) Bazley and Richard Terry (Kathy) Bazley; close friend Sue Yarger, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and a beloved K-9 Jasmine.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Vickie’s family will receive friends Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 11 am – 12 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring her life will begin immediately at 12 p.m. Pastor Larry Davis will speak.

Contributions in her memory to the Richland County Humane Society may be made at the funeral.

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  • Paul and family. We are heart broken by the passing of Vicki. We got to know her and all of you through your Mom & Dad who lived next door to us. She was always giving me books to read and I loved getting the books. We know it is hard to let go of someone we love, but she is now in the arms of our Lord and with your sweet parents. Remember that she loved all of you very much. May God continue to comfort you at this time. Love and Peace to all of you. Paul & Katy Wehinger

  • Prayers for our family.
    Aunt Vickie always smiled. She always saw the good in everything and everyone. She is deeply loved and greatly missed. Till we see each other again. Aunt Vickie. I love you.

  • To all Mom’s friends and family,
    We lost a great wife, Mom, sister, friend, and teacher. She loved us, cared for us, and taught us. She was a beacon in this community as a teacher, who touched so many lives. Her sense of humor was wicked fast and could make others laugh out loud.
    It’s those memories of her, that will see us through this. Hold onto that, share those stories with each other. Listen to Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton’s: When I get to where I’m going.
    That is what Mom wanted. Don’t cry for her.
    Remember and smile!
    Love, Robbie

  • To family and friends of Vickie Bazley Picking, our heartfelt sympathy for your loss from the Marston branch of the Bazley family. Although I never met Vickie in person, we had become friends through Facebook, and it meant so much to me to continue to explore the family relationships of my husband Steve’s family. Steve passed in 2019, and I have been comforted in my loss by the support of friends and family, no matter how distant. May God bless and comfort you in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

  • To Vickie’s family. I met Vickie many years ago through a mutual friend. She joined my Euchre club and played with us for a couple years. She was so much fun to be around. I know she will be missed. My deepest sympathy to all of her family.

  • My deepest condolences on your loss. Mrs. Picking as we called her in high school was an awesome teacher and was so very funny. I got to meet up with her again years later when a few of my kids had her as a teacher in the elementary school. She never changed, was just as loving and caring as I remembered her. So thrilled that she was going to be teaching my children. Am so very saddened to here about her passing. I’m just now seeing her obituary that a friend shared on Facebook wish I had known earlier I would have liked to come and share my condolences and tell her family which you already know better than I that she was loved by many .

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