Thelma D. McKenzie, 84, formerly of Fairfax and Mound City, Missouri passed away January 8, 2017 at a Rock Port care center. Thelma was one of seven children of Samuel L. and Mina M. (Patton) Gelvin.
She married Charles McKenzie on April 8, 1949 in Red Oak, Iowa. They became parents of six children. The McKenzie family lived in Mound City and Fairfax.
Charles passed away in 2012. Thelma was also preceded in death by their children, Larry McKenzie, Joan McKenzie and Rhonda Diggs; brothers, Raymond, Richard and Glenn Gelvin; sisters, Dorothy Lease, Frances Stroud and Betty Gillenwater.
Thelma is survived by her daughters, Staci Paige Coleman, Fairfax, Missouri, Kana (Randy) Mulnix, Bethany, Missouri and Anita Kay, Osage Beach, Missouri; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 12, iatRiver of Hope Church, Mound City, Missouri. The family will greet friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mound City. Memorials may be directed to the River of Hope Church. Online condolences may be left at