In Loving Memory…

Joseph W. McBride

Joseph William McBride, 67, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born October 28, 1952 in Wichita, KS, he was one of three children of Joseph Gilford McBride and Dorothy Marie (Weiss) McBride Traxler.

Joe was a 1970 graduate of Wichita North High School. He then earned a B.S. in Automotive and Electrical Engineering from Pittsburg State University.

On September 7, 1974 in Pittsburg, KS, he married Wanda L. (Wolf). To this union two children were born, Kimberley and Jeffery.

Joe was an automotive instructor at State Fair Community College from 1974 to 1978, and then started his 29 year career at Waterloo Industries, where he was an electrical engineer.

His favorite pastime was antique cars. He was happiest when he was in his garage working on cars. Joe was proud of his ’51 Hudson Hornet, which he affectionately named “Mary Jane.” He used to go to Hudson meets all over the country. He was a member of the West Central MO Car Club.

Joe also enjoyed traveling and fishing. He was a member of Sedalia Lodge 236 AF & AM.

Joe was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Wanda of the home; two children, Kimberley Miller of Sedalia, and Jeffery McBride (Jennifer) of Nixa; four grandchildren, Drake Miller, Eleanor Miller, James Grother-McBride, and JayAnna McBride; a brother-in-law, Larry Veach; three nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step parents, Robbie and Rachel Traxler; two sisters, Mary Veach and Josephine McBride (in infancy); and son-in-law, David B. Miller.

A visitation will be held at Heckart Funeral Home on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Following the visitation, Joe’s family will receive guests at the local home of a family member. Details and information will be available through the funeral home. A private interment service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made at the funeral home, to be given to State Fair Community College Foundation, honoring his work and dedication to the students and departments which he served.


  1. Anita and Rodney Snell

    Wanda, Kim and Jeff, so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Prayers of peace and comfort for all of you.
    Anita and Rodney SnellAni

  2. Sorry for your loss.

  3. So sorry. I always enjoyed visiting with Joe. Prayers for the family.
    Ruth keele

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace for your family.

    Tom and Debbie Tray

  5. Dear Wanda, I was sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Your family has suffered through a lot ….you will be in my prayers tonight and in the coming days ahead. You know how to contact me if you need a listening ear…..please do!!!

    Love, Cindy Hansen

  6. Dear Kim, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I’ll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers!


    Laura Cooke

  7. My thoughts are with you Kim, Drake, Ellie, and Wanda. I’m sorry for your loss and I’m thinking about all of you.

  8. Gerald & Dolores Wolf

    Dear Wanda: So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a close friend at work. Thinking of him brings back so many fond memories. He will be sadly missed.



  9. Ditte Dee Barnes

    Dear Wanda,
    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. To you and your family.
    I regret not being able to fulfill my commitment to assisting in your husband’s care.
    My significant other, Danny Downs, passed in June of this year; he went peacefully in his sleep. He required total care in the weeks before he left us, so I was homebound.
    Wishing you the peace that passeth all understanding.

    Dee Barnes

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