Norma Jolena McBride, the daughter of the late Silas Marion and MInnie Viola Hartline Crain, was born in Bernie, Missouri on March 31, 1918 and passed away at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter, Missouri on March 8, 2007 at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 8 days.
Mrs. McBride had lived in Bernie, Missouri until moving to Dexter in 1952. She was retired from Elder's Manufacturing where she was a seamstress.
She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter, Missouri.
On March 28, 1937 she was married to Hughy S. Kitchens. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1943. On April 6, 1947 she was married to Charles Leon McBride. He preceded her in death on January 14, 1986.
Surviving are her two sons and daughter-in-laws; Charles "Jug" and Pauline McBride and Bill and Joyce Kitchens, both of Dexter, Missouri; one daughter and son-in-law, Marla Kay and Richard Bailey of Dexter, Missouri; one sister, Lula Gaines of Dexter, Missouri; five grandsons and wives, Terry Kitchens, Larry Kitchens, Aaron and Misty McBride all of Dexter, Missouri, Paul and Julie Bailey of California, Missouri and John and Kim Bailey of Rochport, Missouri; two granddaughters and husbands; Regina and Johnny Brown and Amy and Jay Pyle all of Dexter, Missouri, twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Other relatives and many friends survive. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rheta and Dora Crain and five brothers, Albert, Ralph, Harry Rufus and Coy Crain.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 P.M. on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held in Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.