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.