Obit Carol Marie McKenzie-92
of Trussville, Alabama formerly Hebron, NE
Kroll Funeral Home-Hebron
Carol Marie McKenzie of Osage Beach, MO, the daughter of Venus Vern and Anna Maria (Blum) Pierce was born December 25, 1929 in Reynolds, NE. She departed this life Sunday, October 30, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Trussville, AL at the age of 92 years.
Carol grew up in Reynolds, NE attending school and graduated from Reynolds High School. She enjoyed her time as a High School cheerleader and living in a small town.
She married Paul R. McKenzie October 24, 1949 at Sacred Heart Church in Hebron, Nebraska. This union was blessed with the birth of four children.
Carol and her husband, Paul, lived in Hebron before moving to Lexington, and then to Lincoln. Paul and Carol purchased their first Best Western Motel, The BelleVilla, in the fall of 1971 in Belleville KS where they worked and lived until 1979. They then, with time, added 3 more Best Westerns in Scotts Bluff NE, Concordia, KS and Osage Beach, MO. The Lake Chateau, in Osage Beach, was the motel they lived near and managed from 1979-1993. They then retired in Osage Beach living on the lake and enjoying their family.
Carol enjoyed fishing off her dock catching crappie and frying it to share with everyone! She also enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul, three brothers; Cliff Pierce, Johnny Pierce and wife Dean, Cecil Pierce and wife Peggy.
She is survived by her four children; Mike McKenzie and wife Sui Mei of Lebanon, MO, Ellen Shank and husband Jim of Nebraska City, NE, Karen Lehr and husband Malcolm of Trussville, AL and Mark McKenzie of Camdenton, MO, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held at Kroll Funeral Home Chapel in Hebron, NE Friday, November 4, 2022 at 9:30 am to 10:30 am with rosary at 10:30 followed by a graveside service at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Hebron with officiant Father Steve Major. Casket bearers; Ryan Shank, Megan Shank, Malcolm Lehr, and Mark McKenzie. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Hebron, NE. Kroll Funeral Home of Hebron, NE is in charge of arrangements.