Robert Picken 1934-2013

MINERAL RIDGE – Robert Picken, 78, of Mineral Ridge, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at his residence.

Robert was born Dec. 26, 1934 in Warren, the son of Robert and Verna Leota Shorthouse Picken.

He married Willene Shaver on June 17, 1955, and together they had three children.

Robert worked for State Farm insurance for 45 years as a licensed agent, retiring in 2002. He was a member of Mineral Ridge Church of Christ, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and member of the 55-Plus Club at St. Mary’s.

Robert is survived by his wife, Willene Shaver Picken, whom he married June 17, 1955; a son, Robert W. Picken, Mineral Ridge; a daughter, Lori Kuszmaul, Howland Township; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his daughter, Lynn Picken.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mineral Ridge Church of Christ.

Interment will be held at Niles Cemetery, Niles.