Mary E. McBride, 71, of Forrest, IL passed away at 11:50 pm on June 16, 2016, surrounded by her family at home.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Forrest Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, June 20, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Mary was born February 20, 1945 in West Frankfort, IL a daughter of Lester and Geraldine (Levault) Lewis. She married David D. McBride on September 16, 1961 in Chicago Heights, IL.
She is survived by her husband, David of nearly fifty-five years; their children: Brian (Lisa) McBride of Bradley, IL, Roy (Victoria) McBride of North Vernon, IN, Steven (Kay) McBride of Forrest, IL, Kelly (Corinna) McBride of Normal, IL, Diane McBride of Dix, IL, Mark McBride of Lexington, IL, and Tonia McBride of Cincinnati, OH; twenty-five grandchildren; sixteen grandchildren; and her siblings: Patricia Peterson of Mr. Vernon, IL, Audrey Kash of Waltonville, IL, Regina Sandviken of Goodlettsville, TN, and Larry Lewis of Kent, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter.
Mary was the owner of Mary’s Miracle Gardens, co-owner and driver of D & M McBride Trucking, and was a School Bus Driver for F-S-W (Forrest, Strawn, Wing) and Prairie Central School Districts.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed. Mary is now resting in her heavenly garden forever more.