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Krista Rochelle (Spiker) McKenzie

November 12, 1979 ~ January 29, 2018 (age 38)

Krista Rochelle (Spiker) McKenzie, 38, of Accident, MD, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018, at WVU Hospital’s, Inc., Morgantown, WV.

Born November 12, 1979, she was the daughter of Brenda L. (Morgan) Crites, Cumberland, MD and Thomas E. Spiker, Sr. and Jane Donadio, Holdrege, NE. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Atticus Joseph McKenzie; beloved grandfather, Irvin T. Morgan, Jr., who helped raise her; paternal grandfather, Edward Spiker and her grandparents-in-law, Clinton and Mary McKenzie and Carol and Deretta Duckworth.

Krista loved her life, her family and books. She was currently employed with Frostburg State University as the Library Services Supervisor. Before that she worked at Garrett Community College as the Instructional Librarian.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in English, Master’s degree in Education Supervision and Master’s degree in Business, all from Frostburg State University and a Master’s degree in Library Science from Drexel University.

Along with her parents, she is also survived by her husband, Andrew J. McKenzie; the love of her life, her daughter, Anais E. McKenzie, who she always sang “You Are My Sunshine” to; her father and mother-in-law, Joseph and Arlene McKenzie, Accident; three brothers, Thomas E. Spiker, Jr. and Matthew Kirkpatrick, both of Cumberland; Michael Spiker and Sydney, Holdrege; one brother-in-law, Scott McKenzie, Accident; five sisters, Samantha Kirkpatrick-Thomas and Eric, Taylor Kirkpatrick, Jordan Teets and Zac Grabenstein, and Summer Myers, all of Cumberland; Candice Spiker, Holdrege; maternal grandmother, Wanda Binnix and David, Frostburg; paternal grandmother, Judy Metts and Mark, Lonaconing; special nieces and nephews, Madison Kirkpatrick, Decklin Weasenforth, Octavian Casey, Clare Spiker and future Grabenstein baby; many aunts and uncles.

Krista will be truly missed. God received a beautiful angel.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, MD, on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 2-8 p.m. and Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Daymond Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in the Grantsville Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to a Krista McKenzie Scholarship Fund.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Donations may be made to:

Krista McKenzie Scholarship Fund, First United Bank & Trust, c/o Paula
157 Main St., P.O. Box 247, Grantsville MD 21536

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