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December 14, 2017 Loretta Erma Longstreth MacKenzie
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

Loretta Erma Longstreth MacKenzie, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Lutheran Homes in Muscatine after a short illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at the Nichols Christian Church. Memorials may be directed to the Nichols Christian Church.

Loretta was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Nichols, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph and Theresa (Ryan) Longstreth. She was a graduate of Nichols High School in 1943. Loretta attended the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

On June 4, 1946, she was united in marriage to Ernest Palmer (Mac) MacKenzie at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nichols.

Loretta was a country schoolteacher, waitress, Nichols news reporter for the West Liberty Index and gift department manager at Von Maur in Muscatine. Loretta was a prolific reader and writer. She was proud of her Irish heritage and family century farm. Loretta had numerous interests including baking, politics and traveling.

Surviving are two daughters: Mardella (Larry) Brown of Blue Grass, Iowa and Joan (Randy) Moad of Allison, Iowa; two grandchildren: Tim Brown and Christine Moad; and three great-grandchildren; cousins; nieces; and nephews.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother: Leonard; her husband; and infant son: Ernest Keith MacKenzie.

Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

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