Burcham Tobias Funeral Home

119 East Main Street, Fairborn, OH


Betty Lou McKenzie

June 10, 1932June 11, 2020

Betty Lou McKenzie, age 88, of Fairborn, passed away at Front Porch Senior Living in Portland, TN on Thursday, June 11, 2020. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Harold Eugene McKenzie; parents, Ben Collins Sr. and Julia Collins; daughter, Kathleen McKenzie; sisters, Martha and Merry Collins and brothers, Ben Collins Jr., Charles and Bob. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret (David) Boots and grandsons, Connor, Dalton and Quentin Boots. Betty Lou enjoyed life to the fullest and revered all of God’s creations. She loved nature and all types of gardening and animals. She was especially fond of cats and had many of her own. Her family meant the world to her and she would never let anyone go hungry. She never went without telling those around her she loved them and was known by friends and family as a strong Kentucky woman who overcame every obstacle in her life with strength and charisma. She will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to know and love her. Visitation will take place from 1pm until 2pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Burcham Tobias Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St., Fairborn, OH 45324 with a graveside service to immediately follow at Byron Cemetery in Fairborn. In lieu of flowers contributions in Betty Lou’s memory may be sent to: Front Porch Senior Living, 115 Sunset Place, Portland, TN 37148 or Adoration Hospice, 1210 Briarville Road, Bldg. D, Madison, TN 37115.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020


Betty Lou McKenzie

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Pamela Lawson

June 14, 2020

My beautiful first cousin which i loved dearly. Such a sweet and loving lady . She is with the angels now. Say hello to mom and "Doo" for me.