Mary Lou McBee, age 82, a resident of Maple Ave. Philippi passed away Friday March 12, 2010 at her residence. She was born April 14, 1927 in Moatsville a daughter of the late Rev. Freddie Leonard and Rosa Mandana (Cline) Ritter. Mary Lou was united in marriage March 22, 1952 to Bernard McBee who survives. Also surviving are,
Three daughters, Janice Lynne and husband Tom Wolery of Livermore, CA
Sharon Kay and husband David Morton of North Olmsted, OH
Kathy Sue McBee of Canton, OH
Two grandchildren, Andrew David Morton and Alexander McBee Morton
Mrs. McBee was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by one sister; Abbie Constance Weaver, five brothers; Aubra Harold Ritter, Thomas Brooks Ritter, Frederick Paul Ritter, Joseph (Jake) Ritter, Kenneth Earl Ritter.
Mary Lou was a member of the Philippi Order of Eastern Star Chapter # 41, and the Mansfield United Methodist Church. She loved her family, enjoyed listening to music and birds, and spending countless hour doing needlework.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Sunday March 14, from 5-7 p.m. the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #41 will conduct services at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Visitation will resume on Monday March 15, from 8-10 a.m. the service hour with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.
Monday March 15, 2010, 10 a.m. at Wright Funeral Home
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