Mary Jo McBride

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Mary Jo McBride Columbia, MO Mary Jo McBride, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away on February 26, 2014. She was born March 9, 1920, in Rover, Arkansas, daughter of Reuben Humphreys and Annie Briggs Humphreys. Mary Jo is survived by her son, Dr. David Glynn McBride, of Columbia, Missouri, and his wife, Lisa, and three grandchildren, Manuel, Jhon and Deme. She is also survived by her niece, Ann Huber, of Raytown, Missouri, and nephew, Willie Reuben Humphreys, of Cleveland, Missouri, as well as many other relatives, friends and former students from Madison, Wisconsin, Missouri, Arkansas and, most fondly, East Lansing, Michigan, where she was a teacher and Counselor in Lansing Public Schools for 30 years. Mary Jo received her BSHE Degree from the University of Arkansas, and her MA in Counseling from Michigan State University. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Dr. Glynn McBride, as well as her parents, Reuben and Annie; brothers, Nevelle, Laudelle and Sherman "Tip" Humphreys, and three sisters, Sybil Humphreys Pugh, and twin infants, Ouida and Freeda Humphreys. Mrs. McBride and her husband lived and worked in Peshawar, Pakistan for 2 years, from 1963 to 1965, under the auspices of the Ford Foundation, Michigan State University and the government of Pakistan, and traveled in Afghanistan, India, Egypt and many countries of Europe, on the way to Pakistan and back. Mary Jo was a member of Parkway Place Baptist Church in Little Rock, PEO, and other educational and honorary organizations. She will be remembered lovingly and always by all who knew her for her kindness, ready smile and ability to brighten any room. Hers was a sweet and gentle heart; she will be missed. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, at Roller Chenal Funeral Home led by Rev. Allan Greer. A graveside service will be held approximately two hours afterwards, at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, Arkansas. Arrangements are by Roller Chenal Funeral Home 13801 Chenal Parkway Little Rock, AR; (501)-224-8300. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, at Roller Chenal Funeral Home in Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes (ABCHomes, 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, AR 72204 or www.abchomes.org); the Glynn McBride Michigan Association of Farmer Cooperatives Endowed Scholarship Fund, Michigan State University College of Agriculture, East Lansing, MI, 48824, or to the donor's favorite charity. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal

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Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 224-8300
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 1, 2014
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