The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 6, 2014

Ila Sue Landis

JOPLIN, Mo. — Ila Sue (McBride) Landis, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Feb. 1, 2014, after a prolonged illness.

Sue was born on Sept. 13, 1938, the daughter of Erma Elizabeth (Iorg) McBride and Clifford Evan McBride. She graduated from Everton High School in 1956 in Everton (Dade County), Mo., and later attended the former Joplin Business College.

Sue was married to Buddy Landis on June 1, 1956, in Everton. They were married 52 years. Buddy preceded her in death in 2008.

Sue worked as a records clerk for Henson Oil and Sperry Vickers for a number of years, later working as a CNA at several nursing homes. Finally, retiring from her favorite job as front desk receptionist for Dr. John Gray, she greatly enjoyed meeting and greeting friends and patients there. Sue enjoyed gardening and raising chickens and ducks on a small acreage east of Joplin.

Sue is survived by three sisters and a brother, Betty Gideon, of Lamar, Cora Yeager, of Joplin, Joann Mayhugh, of Prescott, Kan., and Clifford McBride, of Springfield; her children, Michael P. Landis, of Joplin, Patrick Landis and wife, Terri, of Carl Junction, and Beth (Landis) York and husband, Craig, of rural Columbus, Kan.; grandchildren, Mark Chastain, Stephanie (Landis) Putnick, Michael Lee Landis, Logan Landis and Anna Landis; great-grandchildren Echo Chastain and Lexi Putnick; and numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. Sue was preceded in death by her father, mother and husband.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, 602 South Byers, Joplin, MO 64801.

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