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Missouri Veterans Cemetery
Monday February 22nd, 2021
10:00am - 10:30am

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Marianne McBride

Marianne McBride, age 82, of Nixa, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2021. She was born August 23, 1938 in Cleveland Ohio, the daughter of Roy and Elsie Lee (Anderson) Pabst. At the age of 12 Marianne moved with her parents to Oregon to be near family there, and to help with her father’s illness. After Roy passed away, her mother married Melvin McCurdy in 1959. He became a loving stepfather to Marianne. In 1955 Marianne and Kenneth Billey McBride were married. He enlisted in the Army in 1957 and for 22 years they traveled throughout the United States and Germany as the Army led them. They had moved to Nixa in 1975, while Kenneth commuted to Fort Leonard Wood for the next two years. Marianne stared working for J C Penney in 1975 and continued until retirement in 2000. A Christian woman, Marianne was a member of Highlandville Assembly of God Church for 30 years. She served her church and had enjoyed cooking for missionary dinners, and arranging flowers. She attended the Stained Glass Theatre when possible. Every six months she made a trip to Texas to visit family. Crocheting and needlepoint were among her talents. The family has several afghans to show for her effort. Family and friends enjoyed her great cooking. Survivors include: her son, Kenneth A. McBride of Springfield; her daughter Tami Weyer of Nixa; granddaughter Kelli Helton and husband Brad of Ozark; her pride and joy great-grandson Braden K. Helton; a brother-in-law Roger Taylor; nine nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Marianne was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth McBride in 2011, a sister, Barbara Lee Taylor, and her parents. A graveside funeral will be 10:00 AM Monday, February 22, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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I was privileged to work at J.C. Penney with Marianne for several years. Her smile and "can do" attitude was a favorite with customers and associates.

Donna Cole Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM