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Mary Jo McBride

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST
Mary Jo McBride

DIXON – Mary Jo McBride, 74, of Dixon, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. 

She was born Oct. 19, 1938, in Dixon, the daughter of Edward and Alice (Curran) McBride. Mary Jo was a teacher for Dixon Public Schools for 28 years, until her retirement in 1993. She had co-owned and operated Climbing Higher Group Tutoring in Dixon with her niece, Nancy, since 1988.  

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, Dixon Public School Board, and the National Education Association.

Survivors include three nieces, Nancy Mayo and Michele “Micki” Blair, both of Dixon, and Robin (Randy) Coleman of Roswell, Ga.; two nephews, Tom McBride of Mexico, Mo., and Jerry McBride of Dixon; six great-nieces, Sarah (Jeff) Blair, Annie (Chris) Chapman, Currie Coleman, Mckenzie Coleman, Holly Blair, and Bobbie Jo McBride;  four great-nephews, Jason (Sue) Mayo, Pat (Nora) McBride, Ryan Coleman, and Dan Blair; five great-great-nieces, Lexy Warren, Kara Gaither, Kiley Gaither, Lillianna McCall, and Isabella McCall;  and four great-great-nephews, J.C. Gaither, Jacob Gaither, Jaxson Gaither, and Isaac Mayo.

Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert McBride in 2004; and a nephew, Michael McBride.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m., Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. A prayer service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Bernard Sehr, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

A memorial has been established. 

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