Marion Francis “Bud” McKenzie

September 22, 1930 ‒ February 16, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Marion Francis “Bud” McKenzie, age 85, of Mount Vernon passed away February 16, 2016 at Country Court Nursing Center. He was born September 22, 1930 in Mount Vernon, to the late Lester and Margaret (McKee) McKenzie.

Bud honorably served his country in the Navy during the Korean Conflict on the USS Philippine Sea. He was Brick Mason by trade and was a member of Local 44 Zanesville Brick Layers.  Bud was a faithful member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where he was involved with the Catholic Laymens Retreat League, he was an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist, he started the Boy Scouts at the church, and was instrumental in the CumChristo movement. He was a 55 year member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Council 847.  Bud was also member of the American Legion.

Bud is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Jane (Ferguson); sons, Gregory (Johanna) McKenzie of Columbus, Robert McKenzie of Mount Vernon and Scott (Lauren) McKenzie of Mount Vernon; daughters, Mary Anne (Raymond) Burke of Chantilly, VA and Mary Jo (Derek) Devine of Bladensburg; grandchildren, Brian Burke, Alicia Wine, Samuel Devine, Andrew McKenzie, Caroline McKenzie, Lydia McKenzie, Eva McKenzie and Kelly Watson; great grandchildren, Alexia Wine, Kinley Wine, Alli Devine, Lilly Burke and Jackson Burke.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Burke; and sisters, Margery Wildemann and twin Marilyn DeVoe.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, February19, 2016 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon.  The Rosary will be recited following the evening visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016 Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as the Celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Out of the Darkness Walks “Overnight Walk”, c/o American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Marion “Bud” McKenzie.

  • Mary Jane and family: I am so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is in a much better place now and I’m sure there is a party going on in heaven as he joins Leck, Margaret, Marilyn and Joe and their many friends. Rest in peace friend.

  • My dear friends, we are so sorry for your loss. May your hearts be forever comforted and be blessed with the memories of his voice, his laughter, his wisdom, his strength and his love. Know that many care and are here for each of you during this time and all of your tomorrows.

  • Dear friends,
    We are sad to hear this and wish you all the best.
    Bud was a great friend and person to me and will be sorely missed.
    R.I.P. and enjoy your place in heaven Friend!
    Curt and Michele Coulson.

  • Friends,

    May you know that you are all in my heart and prayers. You were such good friends with my parents June and Bob Messer and I know that they thought the world of you. May you find peace and comfort in knowing Bud is in a better place.

  • Our prayers are with Bud and all of his family and friends that he leaves behind….. May he rest in peace….. All of your happy memories will help you all get though the difficult days ahead…God Bless!

    Peace – Love – Joy
    Ed and Frances Schlairet
    and Family

  • Mary Anne and family, my deepest sympathy in your loss! Love and prayers. May your memories give you peace and comfort!

  • Mary Jane & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bud was a very wonderful man, always faithful, giving and up to making others smile. He is the one now smiling and free of pain.

    God Bless,

    Andy and Mary Lonzo

  • My sincerest condolences to McKenzie family. Losing a loved one is one of the painful things in this world, no one wants this even our loving Father. It is comforting to know that God deeply cares about us and would soon act to eliminate death. (1 Peter 5:7; Revelation 21:4) May you find comfort from these scriptures and be encouraged that we will soon meet Bud again.

  • I had the honor working with Bud . He drove part time at Mota . What a nice man . We had fun working . Bud had a great since of humor . My thoughts and prayer are with the family

  • Mary Jane & Family-
    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. I always remember you and Bud being a staple at St. Vincent’s for many many years. God bless

  • So sorry to learn of Bud’s passing. I use to deliver mail to you guys a few years ago. Always enjoyed talking to Bud. He was always outside. You have my Deepest Sympathy! Thinking of you and your family!

  • Dear Mary Jane and Family, please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We all know that Bud is enjoying heaven but that does make it any easier on those that are left behind. I always found You and Bud to be such a beautiful example of what a Catholic Family was meant to be. I always so enjoyed my time at your home during the” Renew” that you two hosted and I enjoyed so much getting to know you two a little better. Our Deepest Sympathy. God’s Peace To You All and to my Old St. Vincent Family who has lost such a precious member.

  • I knew Mr. McKenzie for 50 years. He will be greatly missed. He was a great man, father and husband. The McKenzie family will be in my payers.

  • So sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. He provided joy to so many of us. Always had a story that provided a laugh! He will be missed, but remembered with fondness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Tally and John Orange

  • Mary Jane and Family, My sympathy to you for the loss of Bud. He was always a joy to be around when he came to the office even though he was in pain. Pat (from Dr. Walkers)

  • Maryann &family So very sorry to hear of Bud,s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I,ll see you whenIreturn home in the spring. All my love to you and your family. Jo

  • Dear Mary Jane, Theresa and I are deeply saddened at the passing of your Love and our dear friend Bud. One could not help but notice the love you had for each other, and the true concern and love you showed to many many others.You and Bud cared and loved others as you loved each other..just as our Lord wishes. I hope and pray that you receive great consolation and peace knowing that your Bud is with his Heavenly Father, and that one day you both will joyfully be reunited and be with our Heavenly Father forever. Sincerely Our Love, Dave and Theresa

  • Peaceful travels Mr. McKenzie.

    McKenzie family,
    May the spirit of healing and peace touch each of you. I am sorry for your loss.

  • You are in my thoughts and prayers. I amGod is smiling on Bud and welcoming him to Heaven for all the good he did on earth. God love you all.

  • Dear Mrs McKenzie,
    Too you Bob and the rest of the family my deepest condolences, I am so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Kristofer & Diane Hecht

  • MARY JANE AND ALL THE MCKENZIE FAMILY MY thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. BUD will surely be missed at COUNTRY COURT . I know he is no longer suffering and is at peace now . MAY you find peace and comfort in knowing GOD is with you all through this and every day. LORETTA FROST

  • Dear Maryjane and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Bud death. You and your family are in our prayers.

    The Appleton Family