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June Lentz McBride

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 9:02 am

June Lentz McBride, 95, died March 4, 2024.  June was born to the late Franklin Dewey Lentz and wife, Ruby Turner Lentz, on August 25, 1928 in Shelbyville, Tenn.  She was married to the late Ralph McBride, Sr. for over 42 years.  She is survived by her son, Ralph McBride, Jr.

June graduated from Shelbyville Central High School in 1946. She received her B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State College in 1950 and her M.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1972.  She taught in the Bedford County schools for over 35 years, first teaching home economics and other subjects at Community High School and later serving as librarian at Shelbyville Central High School.     She has been a member of the Bedford County Retired Teachers, the Tennessee Retired Teachers Association, the Bedford County Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association and the National Education Association.  She was a Charter Member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Beta Nu Chapter.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, the Dixie Doll-ers (a doll club) for over 25 years, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and the Bedford County Democratic Women.

June was the oldest member of First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will take place on Friday, March 8, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Tenn.  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Hillcrest Funeral Home.

A lifelong supporter of schools and libraries, June requests, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Shelbyville Bedford County Public Library or a charity of one’s choice.