Lillian Leona McKenzie

August 17, 1923 - January 4, 2022
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Lillian Leona McKenzie, age 98 of Lima, passed at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at her granddaughter’s residence. She was born August 17, 1923, in Pike County, Kentucky to the late Eli F. and Pricy E. (Belcher) Epling. On September 26, 1945, she married Harold Edward McKenzie who passed on May 8, 2004.

Mrs. McKenzie retired after 25 years from St. Rita’s Medical Center. She loved sports and would always root on the Cincinnati Reds, the Cleveland Browns and was an avid Buckeye Fan. She enjoyed fishing and camping with her husband and grandchildren. Her greatest joy was her family and she treasured time with them. She was a wonderful baker and was known for her ‘Dutch Apple Pie’.

Survivors include 4 sons – Charles (Pam) McKenzie; Bill McKenzie; Robert McKenzie; Jeff (Patty) McKenzie; 1 daughter – Brenda Taylor all of Lima; 18 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren with 2 on the way.

She was preceded in death by a grandson – Randy Marshall who passed April 8, 2001; 1 son – Rick McKenzie; 1 daughter – Phyllis Gerdemann; 1 brother – Kelly Elping; 2 sisters – Betty M. Donner and Beatrice I. Peters.

Funeral services will begin at 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2022, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice.

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Date: Friday, January 7, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 7, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: August 17, 1923
Died: January 4, 2022

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Susan L McGregor posted on 1/8/22

Aunt lil will be missed by her kids grandkids and great grandkids. She was a mixture of fun and loving that we all needed. She loved a good long life and deserves to rest in peace and joy in heaven surrounded by those that went in before.


Diane (Hawk) Jones posted on 1/7/22

Sincere condolences for the loss of your mom. I remember her well from all the time I was at your home just hanging out. She was a kind and loving lady. I’m sure she will be missed.


Bob and Sue Smith posted on 1/5/22

Lil was a special angel on earth. And will be a special angel in Heaven. RIP