Wanda Lee McBride


Wanda Lee McBride, 85, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Logan Acres Care Center.

She was born in Dayton on Dec. 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, Ind.; six 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 five nieces and one 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 also 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 officiates a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the columbarium in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine and online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.