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Obits > 1942 - Minnie (Dudley) McKenzie

submitted by Melva Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
July 31, 1942 - Friday, pg 11, col. 5
Mrs. Nathan L. McKenzie Summoned By Death at Home in Crystal Lake.
Mrs. Nathan L. McKenzie, 83, sister of Frank P. Dudley of Prophetstown, and former Prophetstown resident, passed away Thursday midnight at the home in Crystal Lake.  She had been in declining health for the past few years.  The body was removed to Dudley chapel where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, with committal at Riverside cemetery.
Minnie Dudley McKenzie was born Aug. 27, 1858, at Paw Paw, Mich., a daughter of William and Sarah Gay Young Dudley.  She was married to Nathan L. Dudley (sic, believe this should be Nathan L McKenzie)  of Portland at the Methodist church in Prophetstown March 22, 1876.  They lived on a farm in Portland township and later moved to a farm near Rock Falls.
They retired to Prophetstown to a new home they had built in 1925.  This they sold in 1936 to Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Rendall and moved to Crystal Lake.  They were married for 66 years and celebrated their golden wedding in 1926.
Survivors are Mr. McKenzie, one son, Fay H. of Crystal Lake, two brothers, George of Miami, Fla., and Frank P. of Prophetstown, and two granddaughters, Mrs. Helen Strutzman and Mrs. Andrew Thompson, both of Washington D.C.
Preceding her in death were two daughters, Myrtle Wardell and Grace E. Wakeman, one brother, John Dudley, and a granddaughter, Mrs. William Murray, who passed away in April of this year.

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