Mary Louise McBride

September 09, 1919 ‒ March 03, 2007

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mary Louise (Pierce) McBride, 87, Mount Vernon, Ohio died March 3, 2007 at Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, after a 30-year battle with diabetes.

She was born September 9, 1919, in Butler, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Ellis E. & Elsie E. (McKee) Pierce of Harrisville, Pennsylvania. She lived with her husband in Grove City, Pennsylvania until 1967, when she and her husband were transferred to Mount Vernon, Ohio for Cooper-Bessemer Company. She had also been a winter resident of the St. Petersburg, Florida area since 1981, when she and her husband retired. She had been an avid golfer at both Grove City, Pennsylvania Country Club and Mount Vernon, Ohio Country Club, and past winner of the Ladies Country Club Championship.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn L. (Gene) James; granddaughter, Julie A. (Mark) Bingham, great-granddaughters Emily G. Bingham and Molly A. Bingham; brother-in-law John (Ruth) McBride, all of Mount Vernon; sister, Jean McFadden of Orlando, Florida; brother, Raymond E. “Bunk” Pierce (R. E. Pierce Trucking Company) of Harrisville, Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William W. “Wink” McBride in 2001; her mother, Elsie E. (McKee) Pierce in 1987; father Ellis E. Pierce in 1976 (E.E. Pierce Trucking Company); sister-in-law, Jacqueline (Walters) Pierce in 1989 all of Harrisville, Pennsylvania; brother-in-law, Lester McFadden, in 2001 of Orlando, Florida; niece, Beverly J. (McBride) Fowler, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio in 1993.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Harrisville, Pennsylvania. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association, or Hospice of Knox County 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 (740-397-5188).