Martha Louise McKenzie, 95, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon, with family by her side. She was born on Aug. 8, 1924 in Boone County; a daughter of the late John and Susie Louisa (Miller) Dickerson.
She attended Lebanon Schools and during WWII she was employed by Indiana Bell Telephone in Lebanon.
On Jan. 25, 1946, Martha married John Calvin McKenzie in Lebanon at the United Brethren Church parsonage. They had shared 62 years together when he passed away on Aug. 28, 2008.
The family moved to Colfax in 1957 where she was employed as a telephone operator. She also worked at a furniture factory and was a cook at Miller’s restaurant in Colfax. She also worked as an extended care nurse aide in nursing homes and as a private caretaker.
Martha was baptized at Centenary United Methodist Church and was an auxiliary member of the VFW, Moose Lodge, American Legion, and the Eagles, all of Lebanon.
Martha enjoyed reading, dancing and listening to music. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a compassionate and understanding friend.
Survivors include one grandson, Robert “Bobbie” Lane, Jr. and girlfriend, Carla Gant of Frankfort, along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Martha was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Lane; brothers, Bennie Dickerson, Virgil Dickerson, Delmer Dickerson and John Dickerson; and sisters, Juanita Smith, Mary Miller and Ethel Shelly.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon.
Visitation is planned for Monday, Jan. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home in Lebanon. Entombment will follow services at Oak Hill Mausoleum in Lebanon.
Memorials may be made to the Lebanon VFW Post 910. Online Condolences: www.myersmortuary.com.