Jeanette M. McBride, 92, of Ocala, Florida, was born on October 23, 1929, in Wellsville, New York, and passed away at her residence Brookdale Chambrel Pine Castle, on March 31, 2022.
Jeanette graduated from Wellsville Central High School in Wellsville, New York; she then attended college at Alfred University, Alfred, New York. Upon graduation, she worked for citizens National Bank of Westville, New York where she met her future husband, Jim. They were married on May 2, 1953 and were married for 69 years. They have two children, a daughter, Jamie Nicholson, Mooresville, North Carolina, and a son, Jon McBride, Wichita, Kansas. She then went to work at Portville Central High School in the cafeteria and later worked at Olean Wholesale Grocery as an accountant of goods received while raising the children. Jeanette enjoyed going to the cottage at Rushford Lake, New York, and traveling to Florida for Easter while the children were growing up. Upon retirement, camping became her major interest. Jim and Jeanette enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the United States in their RV making many friends along the way. After moving to Ocala in 1991 her interest changed to cruising the Caribbean Sea. She also made many friends and enjoyed every cruise. Jeanette was a friend to many, and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends and will especially be missed by her husband of many years Jim.
She is preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Pearl Pinney, brother Robert Pinney and Sister Margaret Penney.
Jeanette is survived by her husband Jim McBride, Ocala, Florida, daughter Jamie Nickelson, Mooresville, North Carolina, and son Jon McBride, Wichita, Kansas, Sister-in-law Gail Freeman, Ocala, Florida four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on May 7, 2022, at Baldwin Brothers Timber Ridge Chapel 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ste 300., Ocala, FL 34481 with Reverend Michael Sims officiating. Interment will take place on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:00 am at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ocala West United Methodist Church.