Cynthia (Cindy) Ann Pickering-Noble, age 56, Mt. Ayr, Iowa, formerly of Grant City, Missouri, died Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at her home surrounded by all her loved ones.
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Cindy was born August 24, 1962, the daughter of Carol Aubrey and Beverly Ann (Goff) Pickering.
She was born and raised on the Goff Centennial Farm north of Grant City, Missouri.
Cindy was very proud to be raised on the farm by her parents, great grandparents
and great-great grandparents.
Cindy attended Worth County R-3 School from kindergarten through graduation.
She was very proud to be a WOCO Tiger. During her time in school she was
involved in many school organizations and activities some of which included:
National Honor Society, Jr. and Sr. High School Band, Journalism
(serving as Editor of the school newspaper page her senior year), Business and Home
Economics. Cindy also was proud to cheer for the tiger athletic teams as a varsity cheerleader
for three years.
Cindy accepted Christ and was baptized her Senior year in high school. She was a
member of the United Methodist Church, and Order of the Eastern Star Rainbow, Grant City.
After her graduation from high school, Cindy attended Northwest Missouri State
University obtaining her Licensed Practical Nurses Degree. During her career as a
nurse, Cindy worked in several area nursing homes in the area as well as in Nebraska
and Iowa. She spent a few years working at Liberty Hospital, and the Ringgold
County Hospital. She finished her nursing career in Missouri, where she worked at
two different Doctor’s Offices. She loved taking care of her patients, who all knew
her for her compassion and friendly open smile.
In 1982, Cindy married David Green. To this union four children were born: Justin
Wade, Kelli Jo-Ann, Lacie Janee` and McKenzie Jean. Cindy loved attending their
school activities and just hanging out with them. Cindy and David were divorced in
In 2014, Cindy met Don Noble of Mount Ayr, Iowa. She and Don loved working
outside where they planted flowers and raised two gardens. She loved planting everything from Hosta’s to Canna Lillies and mowed the yard weekly. “Calling it her therapy” They also continued
spending time with her children and six granddaughters. She loved to joke about
having a six pack of granddaughters! They are truly what kept her going.
Preceding her in death were: her mother, Beverly, both her maternal grandparents
Harold and Frances Goff, Paternal grandparents Emery and Ethel Pickering, her
step-mother, Karyn Pickering and step-sister Julie McKinney.
Her survivors include: her significant other, Don Noble, of the home, Mt.Ayr, her son, Justin
(Charlotte) Green, Grant City, daughters, Kelli Jo (Travis) Wiederholt, Conception Junction,
Missouri, Lacie (Jesse Owens) Groom, Albany, Missouri, McKenzie (Tyson Troutwine) Benson, Grant City, her father Carol Pickering, Grant City, in-laws Gary and Velda Noble, brother, Doug (Barb) Pickering, Grant City, sister, Amy (Greg) Mobley, Maloy, Iowa, stepsister, Ellen (Chad) Lance, Marshall, Missouri,
six granddaughters, Julia and Aisley Wiederholt, Kinzley Manion, Briella and Bristol
Benson, Piper Green, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends and loved ones.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the Andrews-Hann Funeral Home in Grant City. Visitation: 5-7 PM, Monday , July 1, 2019 at the funeral home. Private Family inurnment will be in the Honey Grove Cemetery, Grant City.
A memorial fund has been established for the Granddaughters College Fund c/o
McKenzie Benson, 209 South High Street, Grant City, MO 64456