McKenzie, Barbara of Ypsilanti

Age, 86 passed away, August 18, 2016 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born March 23, 1930 in Ypsilanti, Michigan to Ronald and Winifred (Hewens) Bennett. On August 5, 1950, she married William McKenzie. Barbara was a homemaker and volunteered for many community events. She was a teacher of the Wednesday night Bible club at Ypsilanti Friends Church, where she was known as Grandma Barb to many. She also worked as a teacher’s aide at Lincoln Consolidated Schools for many years.
Barbara is survived by her husband Bill of 66 years; her two sons, Gary (Debbie) McKenzie of Willis and Billy (Donna) McKenzie of Belleville; six grandchildren: Geneva (Joe) Nicholas, Leah McKenzie, Luke McKenzie, Jake (Ashley) McKenzie, Jana McKenzie, and Erica Fry; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
 Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Joanne (Thurman) Ramey; and her granddaughter, Dena Sanders.
 Visitation will be heldat Ypsilanti Evangelical Friends Church on Friday, August 19th from 3:00-8:00pm and on Saturday, August 20thfrom 11:00 am until time of service at 12:00 pm (noon). Memorial contributions may be made to the Ypsilanti Evangelical Friends Church.

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