Blanche Picken, 91, was born in Roseland, Kansas and graduated from Columbus High School. Blanche had two children, Bob and Bill Kimball. She later moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1970s when she married Earl Picken. Blanche remained in Delaware until 2020 when she stayed in Tennessee to care for her son.
Blanche was involved in numerous activities including Cedarettes and Eastern Star. She was a member of Community of Christ Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Blanche was a devoted member of Eastern Star for over 50 years and transferred to Naomi Chapter #20 in Wilmington, Delaware. She was recently named Grand Representative of Tennessee in Delaware.
Blanche was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Virginia Deboutz; her mom, Jenny Vanderbeck; father, George Vanderbeck; husband, Earl Picken; and her son, Bob Kimball. She is survived by her son, Bill Kimball; daughter-in-law Joyce Kimball, six grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
Services will be held at McCrery and Harra Funeral Homes, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 with the visitation on Monday, June 14th (5:00 p.m.- 7:00p.m.) and the funeral on Tuesday, June 15th at 11:30 a.m. She will be buried with her husband at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. To send condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com.