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Betty L. McKenzie, 102, of Richmond, died at 5:55 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.
Mrs. McKenzie was born March 10, 1905 in Orrick, the daughter of Albert Lee and Pocahontas (Offutt) Endicott.
Mrs. McKenzie had been a schoolteacher and had taught in Orrick, Excelsior Springs, Midwest Children’s Center in Kansas City, Mo., and in Puerto Rico for one year during her career. Betty Lee also ran a boarding school for flight attendants and had been a personal caregiver for many people. She was a member of A.A.R.P., the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Christian Church of Orrick, and enjoyed dancing and puppets.
Survivors include: one nephew and spouse, James A. Endicott, Jr. and his wife, Jean, and their son, James A. Endicott, III, of Harker Heights, Texas; other Richmond area relatives, Burt and June Harrison, Alice Harrison, and many other cousins and friends.
Her parents, one brother, James Ashley Endicott, and one sister, Opal Faye Endicott, preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the South Point Cemetery in care of The Bank of Orrick, P.O. Box 199, Orrick, Mo. 64077.
Visitation will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at the funeral home with The Rev. John Johnson from the United Presbyterian Church in Richmond officiating. Internment will be in the South Point Cemetery near Orrick.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.