Erma Floene (Smith) McKenzie Dudley 90 passed from this life to her Heavenly home Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 4:00 A.M. at Herrin Hospital.
She was born at home August 4, 1929 in North Eastern Williamson County, Illinois near the village of Attila (Poor-Do). She was the third child and only daughter born to Lacy A. and Lucile (Roper) Smith.
Flo worked at the Bank of Egypt in Marion, IL for several years. Flo became a teacher late in her life and taught at J.L. Buford & Horace Mann Grade Schools in Mt. Vernon. After retiring from teaching she along with her son Jim opened Day Star Christian Book Store in Mt. Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her Parents; three brothers-William Adolph, Loy Ray, and Noel Lee Smith; and two husbands-Charles Paul (Ted) McKenzie and Walter Russell Dudley.
She is survived by her children, Charles Ray (Marilyn) McKenzie of Marion, Illinois; Beverly McKenzie (Ronald) Jones of Foley, Alabama; and James R. [Jim] (Marites) Dudley of Bonnie, Illinois; six grandchildren-Amie (McKenzie) Patrick, Nik Jones, Jessika Jones, Veronika (Jones) Miles, J.D. Dudley and Hope Dudley; and six great grandchildren- Gloryanna, Grace, Drew and Delainey Patrick, Flora Jones, and Alekzander Miles; and several Nieces & Nephews.
Private graveside services will be held at the Old Baptist Cemetery.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina.
For those who wish memorials may be made to Grace Community Church, Mt. Vernon, IL.
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