Joan McBride

Feb. 4, 1931 – June 23, 2021

Joan McBride, 90, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Stonebridge Health Campus, Bedford.

She was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Clinton, IN, to Earl and Gladys (Bunton) Cook. She married John I. McBride and he preceded her in death in 2006.

Joan attended Bedford High School, was a homemaker, and retired as matron of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dept. She was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Surviving to cherish Joan’s memory are her children, Curtis W. (Diana) McBride and John E. (Nina) McBride; grandchildren, Todd Alan McBride, Ryan (Jackie) McBride, and Bailey (Dustin) Taylor: great-grandchildren, John H., Tatom Lynn, Claire, Hannah, Bennett, Emily, Ashton, Keegan and Calin; sister, Betty King; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Joan in death are her parents; husband; siblings, Harry and Robert Cook, Maxine Avenatti, Jean Lemen, Earlene Frink, Sharon Huffaker, Clara Endicott, and Rhea Dawn Bickel.

Joan’s service will be held Monday, June 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, June 27th, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., also at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Contributions in memory of Joan may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery Association.

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