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Elaine Lois Evans Pickens

February 7, 1940 — June 18, 2023

Elaine Lois Evans Pickens, age 83 of Warren passed away peacefully on June 18, 2023. She was born on February 7, 1940, in Austintown, OH to the late Kenneth H. and Dorothy Thackara Evans, she is also preceded by her brother Raymond Thackara Evans.

Elaine was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, and then attended Kent State where she received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education, she then received her master’s degree at Westminster University. She taught at Howland Springs Elementary School for most of her career. She married the love of her life William Pickens on August 17, 1963, and began building their lives together.

Elaine was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who had the most amazing sense of humor. She was an avid golfer and a senior Olympic gold medalist. She enjoyed watching The Ohio State Buckeyes football games and reading. She was known as the life of the party when she was out but was reserved when she was at her home.

She is survived by her husband William Pickens; children, Cynthia Anne Pickens, Carolyn Pickens (Jeffrey) DeArmond, and William Scott Pickens; grandchildren, Joseph William Lasser, Kristen Elaine Lasser, and Anthony John Lasser; sister, Joanne Evans (Frank) Suarez and numerous other family and friends.

The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, June 22, 2023 at Lane Funeral Home Roberts-Clark Chapel 180 Garfield Dr. NE Warren, OH 44483. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM Friday, June 23, 2023, at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 3020 Reeves Rd NE, Warren, OH 44483. Online condolences can be made at

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lane Family Funeral Homes - Roberts-Clark Chapel

180 Garfield Drive Northeast, Warren, OH 44483

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