The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 28 at Seagrove United Methodist Church, 225 W. Main St., Seagrove, with the Revs. Bill Foust and Fran Moran officiating. Burial will follow in Whynot Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro.
Mrs. McKenzie was born Sept. 17, 1925, the daughter of Martin Clinton and Claude (Forrester) Auman. She was a native of Seagrove and a retired U.S. Postal Clerk. She graduated from Seagrove School and attended High Point College. She married Jack McKenzie in December 1949.
Mrs. McKenzie was an active member of Seagrove United Methodist Church, where she served as president of the United Methodist Women's Society and assistant church pianist.
"She was a beloved mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her friends and family," said a family member. "Ruth was well known for her many talents as a good Southern cook but particularly for her chicken and dumplings."
Mrs. McKenzie is survived by her husband, Jack B. McKenzie; her daughters, Carol Hodgin and her husband, Tom Robbins, of Ramseur, and Mary "Ruth" Loflin of Seagrove; her sons, Hal B. McKenzie and his wife, Elaine, of Asheboro, Billy J. McKenzie and his wife, Carolyn, of Asheboro, and Thomas C. McKenzie and his wife, Treva, of Vass; eight grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. James Auman of McLeansville; and one sister-in-law, Marion Auman of Asheboro.
Memorials may be made to Whynot Cemetery, c/o Gene King, P O Box 120, Seagrove, NC 27341.
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