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Ellen McBride, 85, of Churubusco, passed away at 3:15 a.m., on Monday, January 7, 2019, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Columbus, OH, on February 5, 1933, to the late, Milo and Helen (Harsh) Terry. She spent her formative years in Albion, graduating from Albion High School in 1951.
Ellen married Ronald McBride on August 2, 1953. He preceded her in death on May 10, 2014, after 60 years of marriage.
She retired from Northwest Allen County Schools in 1997, where she worked as a superintendent secretary.
In her free time she enjoyed sewing, reading, puzzles and genealogy.
Ellen is survived by two sons, Craig (Phyllis) McBride and Brent (Cathy) McBride; a daughter, Sarah (David) Leazier; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by two sons, Ross McBride in 1991 and David McBride in 1955; two brothers, Charles and John Terry.
Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service.
Family will also receive friends on Friday, January 11, 2019, from 2:00 p.m., until 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
Burial taking place at Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco.
In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Heart to Heart Hospice.
Online note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.
Heart to Heart Hospice
7221 Engle Rd suite 100, Fort Wayne IN 46804