ILLIOPOLIS – Mary “Becky” Ford Pickrell of Springfield will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in Illiopolis Christian Church.
Mrs. Pickrell was born March 25, 1919, in Springfield. She married Dr. Martin Groves on Jan. 19, 1945. He is deceased. She then married John Pickrell on July 12, 2009. He is deceased. She is a retired registered nurse.