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Marilyn Joyce (Ketchum) McKenzie-Kelton

February 10, 1944 ~ June 24, 2021 (age 77)

Obituary

Marilyn Joyce McKenzie-Kelton, 77, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed from this walk of life to her Heavenly home on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Horseshoe Bend.

She was born in St. Louis County, Missouri, on February 10,1944, daughter of the late Clyde and Amelia (Musgrove) Ketchum. Marilyn spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. During her life she worked as a secretary in the judge’s office in Tampa, Florida and was an all-around organizer. Marilyn was a wealth of knowledge especially in the area of health. She loved helping through health and nutrition. Marilyn loved gardening, sewing, and helping skunks. She enjoyed walking her dogs and would walk them for miles a day. Marilyn was a member of Salem First Baptist Church in Salem, Arkansas.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Glen Kelton of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; sons, Eddie Creech, Jr. of Tennessee and Michael Creech of Florida; daughters, Teri-Jo McKenzie-Casey of Florida and Tammy Palermo of Florida; 10 grandchildren, Anthony, Daniel, Vincent, Zachary, Nicholas, Megan, Micca, Michael, Jr., Jacob and Katie; 10 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and brothers, Paul Ketchum of Florida and Jim Ketchum of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

 

Oh, Father God, my heart is open to you, come in and abide within. Take away my fear and loneliness. Give me wisdom and love. Make me happy, healthy and productive for you. Enlarge my territory. Protect me and those I love from the evil one satan. Call us home to be where you are soon. I love and praise your son, Jesus. - Marilyn

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