Emma Pearl McBride
On August 27, Emma Pearl McBride (Bachus) died peacefully at the Presbyterian Manor in the arms of her husband Frank J. McBride. She was born on February 23, 1927 in Abbyville, Kansas, to Perry Claude and Eva (Benson) Bachus. She was a lifelong Kansas resident, and had resided in Salina since she and Frank married in 1950.
Always a hard worker, Emma put herself through college, graduating from the University of Kansas in 1948. She then taught commercial subjects at the Clay County High School and Brown Mackie School of Business until she left teaching to devote her time to raising a family.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for 15 years. She was also active in United Methodist Women, Salina Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, the Art Center, YWCA, Helianthus, and the American Association of University Women. In 1985, she was recognized as an Outstanding Branch member of AAUW, and in 1995 was recognized with a named gift to the groups Educational Foundation. She enjoyed genealogy, needlework, and quilting in her free time, and her artistic creations won several awards.
She is survived by:
Husband of 63 years, Frank J. McBride
Children: Steven (Jana) McBride of Portland, Oregon
Susan (Patrick) Pike of Phoenix, Maryland
Scott McBride of Dallas, Texas
Mark (Beata) McBride of Annandale, Virginia
Tess McBride, Portland, Oregon
Joe Pike, Chicago, Illinois
Sonia McBride, Seattle, Washington
Winston McBride, Annandale, Virginia
Brother: Toss Bachus, Abbyville, Kansas
Numerous nieces and nephews
A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist church September 5, 2013 at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fellow Man International, P. O. Box 2993, Salina, Kansas 67402 or to the Salina Family YMCA, 570 YMCA Drive, Salina, KS 67401.
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