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Compton, McKenzie Lynne

Compton, McKenzie Lynne

November 14, 1997 — May 31, 2020

McKenzie Lynne Compton, 22, finally met her Savior face to face on May 31, 2020. She passed away peacefully at her home with family at her side following a year-long battle with Stage IV AngioSarcoma cancer.

McKenzie was born November 14, 1997, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She graduated Valedictorian from Plattsburg High School in 2015, and had nearly completed her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. McKenzie was honored as Student of the Year by her UMKC 2020 Dental Hygiene class. She loved her job as a server at Stables Restaurant in Kearney, where she worked during her college career at UMKC.

McKenzie proudly shared her faith in Jesus with others, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plattsburg. She lived what she believed, and wanted God to be glorified in what she accomplished and in all that she had to endure.

McKenzie leaves her father, Paul Compton and his wife Stephanie of Smithville, MO; mother, Monica Gottschamer and her husband Lee of Overbrook, KS; sister, Kaycee Thompson, her husband Derek, and their daughter Madison of Osborn, MO; brother, Caleb Compton of Plattsburg, MO; grandparents, Dane and Carolyn Compton of Garfield, MN; Rick and Lana Moore of Overbrook, KS; Millie and Shawn Wheeler, of Denver, CO; as well as great grandparents, other family members, and countless friends, including her beloved Border Collie Paisley Jade.

A memorial celebration will be held in her honor at First Baptist Church in Plattsburg, Missouri on Saturday, June 13. The family will receive guests during a visitation from 1-3 pm, with a memorial service beginning at 3 pm. Since occupancy restrictions are still in place, the service will be live streamed on First Baptist Church’s Facebook page.

McKenzie had a place in her heart for the elderly, and loved visiting, volunteering, and taking small gifts to the residents at Oak Ridge Senior Living in Plattsburg. Many of the flowers received in memory of Kenzie will be taken to Oak Ridge after the memorial service. Flowers being sent in Kenzie’s honor can be delivered to First Baptist Church in Plattsburg on Thursday and Friday, June 11th & 12th.

Service Information

A memorial celebration will be held in her honor at First Baptist Church in Plattsburg, Missouri on Saturday, June 13. The family will receive guests during a visitation from 1-3 pm, with a memorial service beginning at 3 pm. Since occupancy restrictions are still in place, the service will be live streamed on First Baptist Church’s Facebook page.

Compton, McKenzie Lynne's Guestbook

Although I only knew Kenzie for a short time, she was an extremely impressive and kind young woman who went through her life with joy, happiness, and a maturity well beyond her time. I am thankful that I was able to be a small part of her and her families journey, and she has made a lasting impression on me.

Dr. Benton McGivern

We are sending you our love and praying that you have complete comfort in your sweethearts display of Jesus in her precious life. She is healed and riding high forever.

John and Cheryl Walker

I’m so sorry Paul and Monica on the loss of your daughter.

Tracie Hedlof

I was blessed to meet Kenzie while she was in school. I got to meet her when she was on radiology rotation. I got to know her a little before I moved to Oral Surgery. God took a wonderful person to be with him. Kenzie will always be in my heart and her family in my prayers.

Julie Percival UMKC Dental School

Paul, lm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter! She is with Jesus now with no pain and a new body!

Gail Rodgers

I didn't know your daughter at all, but just a few short weeks ago as I was going through some papers for my elderly parents who live in Stewartsville, Missouri, I came across a high school graduation announcement from 2015 and a wonderfully hand-written thank you note for my dad from McKenzie. It seems my dad, who enjoyed writing letters but was in the early stages of dementia, had read about her accomplishments somewhere and had wanted to congratulate her and she reached back out to him to say a kind and heartfelt thank you. What a blessing I'm sure she was to not only her family, friends and classmates but to complete strangers as well. I hope you find a small amount of comfort knowing she touched countless lives in her time here.

Monica N. Mink, Lawrence and Catherin Mink

My thoughts and prayers are with McKenzie’s family. I thank the Lord for blessing me with the privilege of being McKenzie’s teacher in second grade. What a beautiful person and inspiration! May the Lord bless and keep each of you close to Him.

Maureen Bumgarner

I'm so sorry about your loss she was so sweet

Chelsey McClain

I’m so sorry for your loss

Arizona Gallagher

I will miss you, I will be there for your family during this hard time but will remind them to find joy knowing you’re no longer suffering and that you’re happy where you were sent. We love you and are thankful for all of the memories as well as lessons that you taught many of us in the community, you inspired so many people to find Jesus when they had been at their ends. Personally, Thank you for finding the good in me when I couldn’t at times and helping me determine the path I wanted to go down with Jesus.💛

Kathleen Engnes

I know that Kenzie has touched a lot of hearts. I have shared her story with many people because of the green bracelet that I wear in my work badge everyday. In Kenzies words God Bless you all

Susan DeMint

I'm so deeply hurt by the passing of my good friend kenz. We worked together for a couple years than became friends. She will never leave my heart my spirit or mind. She will be missed I love you kenz

Savanah & james Kennedy

Kenzie was a lovely beautiful young woman. She was so kind and caring. She will be missed by all who loved. But will always be in our hearts. She is at peace with no more suffering. She will be a guardian angel 😇 to all of her family and friends. ❤

Theresa Schmieg

my heart goes out to the whole family! I am so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and Prayers! She will be missed by so many!!

lynnell goad

McKenzie is finally free from her earthly trials and pain. Now she's walking with her Lord and Savior up in heaven. There she will be waiting to be reunited with her family once again. Sending prayers for the family and friends. Psalm 23

Kathy Alcorn

Dear Friends, we know about McKenzie through Kimberly and Kaitlyn. This beautiful young soul will continue to live on every time she is remembered and spoke of by all who were blessed enough to know her. We all grieve in our own way and in our own time. Be gentile with yourselves. My motto is: Do what you can, when you can, as you can 💕

Aunt Loretta and Uncle Denny O’Trimble

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