Barbara Jean McKenzie

February 25, 1949 ‒ May 23, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Barbara Jean McKenzie, age 70 of Marion, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at her home.

Barbara was born on February 25, 1949 in Marion, the daughter of John and Marjorie (Collins) Brown.

Barbara worked for the Cummins Facility Services for many years until her retirement.

She was wholly devoted to her family, especially enjoying time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Barbara was a woman of deep faith and attended the Marion Enterprise Baptist Church regularly.

Barbara is survived by her children: Jerry Lee (Christina Johnston) McKenzie and Tina Cochran; grandchildren: Shanna (Tommy) Cantrell, Cory Temple, Mike (Holly) Ferriman, Cassandra Cochran, Blake McKenzie and Maddie McKenzie; great grandchildren: Cheyenne, Kayla and Brennan Carpenter, Makenzie Ann and Cory Allen Temple, Shon Ferriman, and Nadia Kempton; siblings: Gordon (Bev) Brown, Bob Brown, Jim Piper, Marjorie Koeppel, and Pat Brown.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Clyde Marshall McKenzie; her parents; her daughter Ruth Ann Ferriman; siblings: Bill Piper, Emma Hornsby and Marianne Gallant.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 11AM to 1PM; Funeral service will immediately follow at 1PM; Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.

If so desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the McKenzie family.


  • My sincerest sympathy for your families loss. May your family find the comfort that is needed during this most difficult time at Psalms 46:1; 2 Thessalonians 3:16 and that the loving kindness of friends be a supportive source of encouragement for you all now and in the days and times ahead.

  • It saddens me to hear this of such a great woman. She taught me many things in life as being the grandmother to my son. My deepest sorrows go out to all of her family and I truly loved Barb as a mom. RIP Barb and I’m sure Clyde welcomes you.