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Wasson Funeral Home, Inc.

441 West Hwy 412, P.O. Box 29, Siloam Springs, AR

Phone: 479-524-5131

http://www.wassonfuneralhome.com

Maxine Erma McKenzie

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Published: February 13, 2018

Maxine Erma McKenzie, 87 year old resident of Bentonville, Arkansas died February 9, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. Born on April 19, 1930 in Catoosa, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Rufus and Nola Smith. Maxine married Milo McKenzie on September 2, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She worked as a nursing home administrator for a few years before becoming a school teacher for the Siloam Springs Alternative School. Maxine was a member of the Siloam Springs Writer's Club and Liberty Baptist Church in Siloam Springs. Her hobbies were painting and fishing, and she loved spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milo; her parents, Rufus and Nola; a baby girl, Karen Sue McKenzie; three brothers, and one sister. She is survived by two sons, Danny McKenzie and wife Cathy of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Steve McKenzie and wife Nancy of West Fork, Arkansas; two daughters, Joni Aurand and husband Mike of Bentonville, and Kathy Riley and husband Frank of Bentonville; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Claudia Leonard of Skiatook, Oklahoma; one brother, Wiley Smith of Spavinaw, Oklahoma; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, with Pastor Mitch Leonard officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com.

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