Mildred Faye Smith Nee McKenzie, age 93, graduated from this life and joined her Savior on November 18, 2015. She was Born in Cerro Gordo, IL on August 28, 1922. Her Parents Were Joseph and Ota McKenzie. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry who died on January 22, 1986. Siblings who preceded her in death were Norman, Elmer, Warren, Ruth, Eldon, Kenny, and Gerald. Her Son, Larry Webber who passed away in 2003.
She is survived by her brother Walter and his wife Lucille of Mattoon, IL. Surviving are Sons, Kenneth of Broken Arrow, OK and his wife Sharon, Randy, of Kingman, AZ and his wife Sharon and Don of Quincy, IL. She also was blessed with grandsons Travis and his wife Julie, Todd and his wife Tirzah, Randy, Matthew and his wife Yukari, a granddaughter Tracey, her husband Michael and another grandson, Mark and his wife Kerri. Several Great grandchildren survive her as well. They are Brandon, Michael, Nicole, McKenzie, Joshua, Lindsey, her husband Jake, Erika, Jared and Amber.
Our mother helped with farming for many years. She assisted her husband with dairy farming. When Dad was running gas stations, Mom helped to do that as well. Later she worked for a super market in Taylorville, IL making her noodles and other great delights. Then she worked in the floral department at Walmart which she enjoyed greatly. She drove a school bus for some time. Then she helped with transportation for seniors. She was a resident of North Adams Home in Mendon for several years. Staff at the home loved her very much. They talked highly of her and were deeply saddened by her passing. Their Wonderful care of her over the last several years is truly appreciated and cannot be adequately expressed. Mildred was active in her local Baptist Church where she heard the wonderful truths of God’s mercy and his grace. A verse she loved was John 14:16 which told of the only one who could save any sinner if they would but trust him in repentance and faith. Having made that choice in 1971, she had peace about salvation and her eternal destination. She was a former member of Grace Baptist Church of Taylorville, IL and then later of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Quincy, IL. She loved hearing sermons and singing the old hymns. Many residents of North Adams would hear her yodel when given the opportunity. She would always say she was feeling good and in no pain. Her expressive joy at seeing her children and family members will long be remembered. She will be missed, but we know the she is home with her Lord.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 23, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gary Zdziarski, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2410 Lind Street, Quincy, IL will be conducting services and the graveside memorial at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Unit at North Adams Home 2259 E. 1100th St. Mendon, IL 62351
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.