Lavada "Blue" Gilstrap McKenzie, 87, of Cedar Falls, IA (formerly of Poteau, OK) passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 in Cedar Falls. Lavada was born July 11, 1928 in Bonanza, AR to Clarence Lorenza & Ella Mae (Gregory) Gilstrap. She was a homemaker & seamstress. Blue was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Bennie Henson & Eugene Rex McKenzie; grandson, Noah Paul Bloom; sisters, Melba Jo Gilstrap, Waunita Qualls; brothers, Clarence, Thell, Garland "Jiggs" and Bob Gilstrap.
Survivors include her daughters & sons in law, Sandra & Dennis Hendrickson of Cedar Falls, IA, Sharron & Paul Bloom of Howell, MI; grandson, Trevor Hendrickson & wife Abby of Cedar Falls, IA; great grandchildren, McKenzie Blue and Liam; sisters, Bettie Vick & husband Hugh of Haskell, OK, Pat Qualls of Poteau, OK; brother, Phillip Gilstrap & wife Carol of Okmulgee, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 11 am, Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow.
The family will be at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.