SPRINGFIELD – Barbara Ann McKinzie of Springfield died Sunday, November 1, 2009.
She was born on July 23, 1934, in Carbondale, the daughter of Aubrey and Audrey Hayes. She married Julius J.D. McKinzie on February 19, 1956 in Mt. Vernon.
She was a believer in God and Savior Jesus Christ. She was filled with His love and compassion, always helping those in need. She worked as a model, actress and physician’s assistant. She helped form WIC.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, J.D. McKinzie; 2 daughters, Julie Ann Lee of Australia and Cynthia Jane Cindy (Mike) Drake of Elkhart; 1 son, Joseph Matthew (companion, Gina Disney) McKinzie of Litchfield; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will be conducting a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at the West Side Christian Church Chapel in Springfield.