Wanda Lee McBride

BELLEFONTAINE - Wanda Lee McBride, age 85, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Logan Acres Care Center. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 13, 1931 to the late Owen F. Staup and Madonna (Campbell) Staup. A sister, Geri Howard, preceded Wanda in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen (Mark) Kerns of Belle Center, and Kimberlee (Joanna) McBride of Richmond, Indiana; 6 grandchildren, Kristina, Marcia, Mark, Miranda, Amanda, and Maureen; 11 great grandchildren with one on the way; a sister, Phyllis (David) Ackley of West Liberty; and 5 nieces and 1 nephew.

Wanda was a member of the Episcopal Church in Bellefontaine and the Lions Club. She was a 1950 graduate of Bellefontaine High School. Wanda then graduated from nursing school at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She was a retired Registered Nurse and devoted her life to helping others. Wanda was responsible for the 1963 State of the Mental Health Clinic in Tri-Valley. She enjoyed being with her family. Wanda loved cooking and listening to classical music, with a martini.

Chaplain Victor Brady will officiate a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the columbarium in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Logan Acres Activity Fund, 2739 County Road 91, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER in Bellefontaine and online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Published in Weekly Currents from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2017
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