Donna Belle McKenzie 1929 - 2007 Waverly
Graveside services for Donna Belle McKenzie, 77, Waverly, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa.Mrs. McKenzie died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Newman Regional Health Center in Emporia.She was born July 24, 1929, in Welda, the daughter of Lloyd E. and Lena Irene Seyler Dilts. She graduated from Wellsville High School in 1947 and attended nursing school in Kansas City. She moved to Waverly in 1985 from Ottawa. She moved to the Ottawa and Pomona area in 1963 and had previously lived in Topeka.Mrs. McKenzie was a cook at several Ottawa and Pomona restaurants, including Pomona Cafe, Lee's Downtowner, Hill House and Ottawa Country Club. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Waverly.She married John E. McKenzie on Aug. 11, 1948, in Joplin, Mo. They later divorced.Survivors include four sons, John R. and wife Patricia, Overbrook, James R. and wife Joyce, Ottawa, Terry A. and wife Janice, Eudora, and Chris and wife Dina, Lafayette, Tenn.; a daughter, Marsha Vedder, Inman; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents.Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and until services Tuesday at Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.The family suggests memorials to the Donna McKenzie Memorial Fund, sent in care of the mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="http://firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>.