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Bernadine McBride

Bernadine Lydia McBride, of Mount Ayr, Iowa, passed away at Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr on November 10, 2018.

Bernadine was born September 2, 1921 in Logan, Iowa to Henry and Nina Putney. In her earlier years, she worked in several bakeries in Des Moines, Iowa while raising her children. On May 12, 1962 Bernadine married Leo McBride. Together, they made their home on a farm in rural Mount Ayr, Iowa. Bernadine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she adored her family more than anything.

Left to cherish Bernadine's memory are her children Lester (Lois) Robertson of Des Moines, Iowa, Jerry Laws of Victorville, California and Joan (Mike) Dugan of Mount Ayr, Iowa. Grandchildren Kim (Tony) Oaks of Runnells, Iowa, Matthew (Sandy) Robertson of Eugene, Oregon, Chris Wearmouth of Adel, Iowa, Andy (Dawn) Dugan of Kellerton, Iowa, Dennis (Nina) Dugan of Mount Ayr and Michelle (Weston) Lucht of Perry Iowa. Great-grandchildren Jesse, Mike, Josh, Dylan, Kade, Tate, Karson, Isac and Lillian.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leo, son Jack, daughter-in-law Karen, several brothers and sisters.

A memorial fund has been established for a scholarship in her memory at the Mount Ayr Community High School.

Services: 2:00 p.m. - Thurs., November 15, 2018 at Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr

Officiant: Pastor Darin Dolecheck

Open Viewing: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm, Wed, Nov. 14

Family Present: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Thurs Nov. 15 at Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr

Burial: Benton Cemetery - Benton, Iowa

Memorials: Scholarship in her memory at Mount Ayr Comm High School

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We share your grief. We look forward to seeing Bernadine alive again in the resurrection.

Jim & Donna Adams Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Bernadine's death. She was a very special lady. I always liked to see her pin curls she did on her hair. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the loss of your loved one, Bernadine McBride. Linda Barber

Linda E Barber Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in your time of loss. Bernadine was a great lady and will be greatly missed! I loved her stories and even more her spunky attitude! I don't know how many smiles this lady put on my face during my time at the Health Care Center, it was truly a blessing getting to meet this amazing lady!

Jessica Shade Nov 11 2018 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to Bernie's family. May God bless you and give you comfort, Bernie will be greatly missed

Anonymous Nov 11 2018 12:00 AM