Obituary: Sue McBride


Suzanne “Sue” McBride, 72, of Donahue, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at Faith Lutheran Church in Eldridge.  Visitation was held on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church.  Burial was in Allen’s Grove Cemetery in Donahue. Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or to the Donahue Volunteer Fire Department. 

Sue was born Dec. 23, 1947, in Muscatine, the daughter of Clarence and Ruth (Petersen) Voelkers.  She was united in marriage to Larry McBride on Oct. 28, 1967, in Eldridge.

Sue will be honorably remembered as driving a school bus for the North Scott Community School District for 46 years.  She enjoyed quilting and cooking and operated her catering business, Catering by Sue, for 20 years.  She loved her family and will be fondly remembered by the hundreds of children that she safely drove for many years.

Those left to honor Sue’s memory include her husband, Larry; her daughter, Kim Claeys-Hemphill and her husband, Mark Hemphill of Delmar; her son, Pat McBride of Donahue; her grandchildren, Ryan (Kate) Claeys, Allison Claeys, Brandon McBride, Dustin Stahl, Brian Stillman, Kathy Regnier, David Hemphill and Mark Alan Hemphill; her great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Asher and Gabriel; her sisters, Lynn (Randy) Hawkins of Davenport and Cathy (Jim) Hart of Davenport; and her many loved grand-dogs.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; and her niece, Jennifer Hart.

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