Louene Daisy McBride, 104, Overland Park, formerly of Hays, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Homestead of Overland Park.
She was born July 12, 1915, in Hesston to Ara H. and Hattie May (Boyer) Steele. She was a 1934 graduate of Halstead High School and began nurses training at Halstead Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1941. She was a U.S. Army nurse, serving at Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver during World War II. She married Paul McBride in 1943. He preceded her in death in 1964. She lived in Hays for over 50 years and was a nurse at Hadley Hospital.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, but most of all she was devoted to her family, helping and supporting them with their respective interests in music, football, and going to Kansas City Royals games.
She was an avid card and game player. She was a member of several bridge and canasta clubs. She lenjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles, help make scrapbooks, and was a fan of any Kansas sport, with KU and K-State basketball and KC Royals baseball being her favorites.
Survivors include a son-in-law, John Bundy, DeSoto; two grandchildren, Brent Bessey, Shawnee, and Kim Erickson and husband, Scott, Valley Falls; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Bessey, Hunter Bessey, Gracie Bessey, Sophie Bessey, Courtney Henney, and Jonathan Henney and fiancé, Ashlyn Bartling; numerous nieces and nephew; and many adopted loved ones and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter; Mary Margaret Bundy; a stepson, Jerry McBride; five brothers, Alva, Eldo, Wayne, Floyd, and Bob Steele; and a sister, Zella Crandall.
Services will be at 4 p.m. July 26 at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601; burial in Fort Hays Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until time of service July 26 at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to ISIS Shrine Circus or Amedisys Compassionate Care Hospice of Kansas City, in care of the funeral chapel.
Condolences can be sent at www.haysmemorial.com.