Wanda Jean Willis McKenzie 1942-2014

Wanda Jean Willis McKenzie, 72, of Flatwoods, KY, passed away at her home on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. McKenzie was born on August 10, 1942 in Ironton, OH, a daughter of the late Hattie May “Big Mom” DePriest Nelson.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Steve Brown, a brother, Gerald Nelson, and a grandson, Chad Brown.

She was owner and operator of Miss Kitty’s Auger Inn in Ironton, OH.  She was the head cook and creator of the infamous “Wanda Burger.”

She leaves behind to mourn her passing, her loving husband, Larry McKenzie; two sons:  Garland Brown of Greenup, KY and Tim Brown of South Point, OH; a daughter, Debbi Brown of Carleton, MI; a step daughter, Sonia (Rob) Moyer of Naples, FL; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; a brother, Harold Willis of Greensboro, NC; a sister, Janet (Tracy) Brown of Greenup, KY; and a host of extended family and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY with Bro. Danny Brown officiating.  Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, KY.

Visitation will be from 11 am until service time at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101.

For online condolences and webcasting of the funeral, visit baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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#8 Katie Bartram 2014-11-23 03:36
Larry,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care,
Katie Bartram
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#7 Susan Stanley 2014-11-22 20:53
Larry, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Loved Wanda to death, and my father loved her friendship for many years prior to his death.

Susan Cochran Stanleyu6qvz
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#6 Robert C. Harvey 2014-11-21 15:09
I WILL NEVER FORGET WANDA FOR ALL OF THE POSITIVE AND KIND THOUGHTS SHE HAD FOR HER CUSTOMERS AT THE AUGER INN. EVEN WHEN SHE HAD A CUSTOMER THAT MIGHT BE OUT-OF-HAND SO TO SPEAK, SHE WOULD COME UP WITH AN EXCUSE FOR WHY THEY MISBEHAVED. SHE MAY HAVE DONE THAT FOR ME MORE THAN ONCE.
WANDA ALWAYS STOOD BY HER BELIEFS IN FAMILY AND BUISNESS. SHE WAS LIKE A MOTHER, SISTER OR AUNT TO SO MANY PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY, ESPECIALLY ME.
MAY SHE BE IN A BETTER PLACE TODAY AND STILL LOOKING OVER ALL OF US WITH A SMILE.

GOD BLESS WANDA,

ROBERT C. HARVEY
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#5 Jodi Rowe-Collins 2014-11-21 11:32
Larry & family: our thoughts and prayers and with you during this process. Wanda was a fine lady and she will be greatly missed by many!!! Take care. Ray & Jodi Rowe- Collins
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#4 Julie Kriebel 2014-11-20 21:50
Wanda, I love you and will miss you terribly. You and Larry have always been so great to me and have extended that kindness to my kids who are now grown. Gosh the great memories I have. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life. And I, like everyone else, am going to miss those damn burgers.
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#3 Larry & Diane Grizzl 2014-11-20 18:50
So sorry for the loss of a wonderful woman . She was loved and will be sorely missed. Prayers of comfort for Larry and the family.
With sympathy
Larry and Diane Grizzle
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#2 CC Walker 2014-11-20 17:56
Larry Pam and I are so sorry for your loss. Really appreciate all the good times and great memories over the years. You two were the very best of people and friends. May God bless you and your family.
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#1 Zanean & Steve Toher 2014-11-20 03:44
Dear Larry, Debbie, and Family,
I am very sorry for the loss of your loved wife, and Mom. I know this has been a very difficult time for all of you. Wanda was a sweet lady who always had time for us, and time to feed us every time we showed up at the Auger Inn. She was very kind to my Mom & Dad and I loved her for that. Dearest cousin, I know this will leave a large void in your life. May you find the kindness and love in others that you devoted to Wanda. Lots of love to you all in your time of sorrow. Your cousin, Zanean
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