Lake City – Jessica Pickering, 28, died Friday, February 23, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. A memorial service was held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Union Church in Lake City with Pastor Roy Karlen officiating.
Jessica Denise (Kelso) Pickering was born on June 29, 1989, in Carroll, Iowa, to Tim and Tracy (Huisinga) Kelso. She graduated from Southern Cal High School in 2007. On September 3, 2011 Jessica married Nick Pickering at the Union Church in Lake City. She worked at the Kids Spot in Lake City and was a member of the Union Church and Iowa SIDS organization. Jessica was a very loving wife and mother who put everyone else before herself with her heart of gold.
Jessica is survived by her husband Nick, children Emily, Bentley and Cooper, parents Tim and Tracey Kelso, sisters Amanda (DJ) Poss and Courtney (Jo) Kelso, mother-in-law Karen Safly, grandparents Joe and Georgia Wiederin, Donna Kelso, Wilson Kelso, Phil and Debbie Huisinga and Ann Johnson, great-grandmother Beverly Maule and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter Mariah in 2010, father-in-law Steve Safly, and grandfather-in-law Roger Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be left to the discretion of the family.