Mrs. McKenzie died May 1, 2010. She was born in Worthington Minn. on May 11, 1937 to Martin and Rose Wendland. She moved to the western Kentucky area in 1965 with her husband Robert and two sons. They managed the Rod-N-Reel resort in what is now the Land Between the Lakes, and later moved to Cadiz where Janice began her career at Hoover/Johnson Controls. While employed at Johnson Controls, she earned her Bachelors Degree at Murray State University. She retired from Johnson Controls after having held many positions there, the last as a consultant in quality control.
During her retirement, Janice was active in Relay for Life campaigns and served several local causes as a volunteer. She attended Saint Stephens Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Martin Wendland; her brother, Brian Wendland; and her husband, Robert McKenzie.
Survivors include her brother Gene Wendland and her sister Kathleen D’Avia of Minnesota; her son Paul McKenzie and his wife Mary of Madisonville; her son Jim McKenzie and his wife Michelle of Lawrenceville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Randy Taylor Jr. of Madisonville, Trisha Kinney of Enterprise, Ala., Elizabeth Kaufman and Ryan McKenzie of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and one great-grandchild, Jonathan Taylor of Madisonville. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Dee Eggers, 203 Choctaw Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.