JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Russell L. McBride, 88, of Dix died 10:50 a.m. Dec. 21, 1999, at 
Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Mr. McBride once worked for Hudson 
Motor Car Co. He was later owner and operator of McBride Tank Truck Service, and 
was retired from Mt. Vernon Realty. He was born Feb. 10, 1911, in Raccoon 
Township, Marion County, to Stella (Jones) and Frank McBride. He married Juanita 
Bundy on Sept. 26, 1933, in Maplewood, Mo.; she survives. Services will be held 
11 a.m. Monday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with Bruce Hough officiating. 
Burial will be in Zion Grove (County Line) Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 
8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In addition to his wife, Mr. McBride is 
survived by three sons, Allen McBride and wife Sandra and Loren McBride and wife 
Vicki, all of Mt. Vernon, and Oren McBride and wife Bobbie Sue of Evansville, 
Ind.; two daughters, Carolyn Ottum and husband Bob of Sugar Grove and Marilyn 
Smithpeters and husband Tommy of Mt. Vernon; 17 grandchildren; 13 
great-grandchildren; and a brother, Leon McBride and wife Carrie of Johnston 
City. Mr. McBride was a member of Dix Christian Church. He was a life member and 
a past master of Rome Lodge 721 A.F. & A.M. of Dix. He attended Pleasant 
View Grade School and Dix High School. He was preceded in death by his parents; 
five brothers, Jim, Buell, Jesse, Dick and Francis; and three sisters, May 
Bundy, Ellen Boles and Joy Birge. Memorials may be made to the Illini Children’s 
Christian Home and will be received at the funeral home at any time. 

 
 
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