Whitney P. McKenzie, 28, of Carmi

Whitney Paige McKenzie, 28, of Carmi passed away on Jan. 6. She was born on Aug. 1, 1992, in Litchfield, Ill., the daughter of Jeffry and  Cynthia (Artman) McKenzie. Whitney was a 2011 graduate from Carmi White County High school. While in high school she participated in track as well as basketball. She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree at the University of Evansille in Physical Therapy Assisting on May 9, 2015. Whitney was a member of Ditney Ridge Baptist Church. She was a 4-H  Alumni and  enjoyed working with livestock. Whitney was an avid runner and enjoyed mowing lawns in the spring and summer. She work  for Acosta as a food distributor in southern Illinois.

Whitney is survived by her parents, Jeffry and Cindy McKenzie of Carmi, Ill..; two brothers, Ian (Kate) McKenzie of Hagerstown, Ind. and Patrick (Macey) McKenzie of Norris City, Ill..; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Beverly McKenzie of Norris City, Ill..; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, William and Patsy Artman.

Funeral services for Whitney Paige McKenzie will be held on Sunday Jan. 10 at  2 p.m. at Ditney Ridge Baptist Church in Norris City. Friends and family may visit from 12 p.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will follow in Ditney Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Whitney’s memory to The Guardian Center in Carmi, Ditney Ridge Baptist Church and the CWCHS Booster Club, and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, who is in charge of arrangements. In accordance with CDC and IDPH regulations, social distancing will be observed and masks will be required.