Nina E. “Beth” McBride, age 72, of Morris, Illinois and formerly of Dwight, Illinois and Grand Saline, Texas, passed away at Park Pointe Rehab &  Healthcare in Morris, Illinois on Sunday, August 14, 2022. Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2022 at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight, Illinois. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Private family burial will be held at a later date in Texas. Due to Beth’s long battle with dementia, memorials in honor of her may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Hager Memorial Home in Dwight is in charge of arrangements. Beth was born December 10, 1949 in Pampa, Texas, the daughter of James M. and Loy I. (Elliott) Bryant. Surviving are children: Christina (Bo) Partney of Dwight, Illinois; and Tanya (Caleb) Koger of Diamond, Illinois; grandchildren: Jordan and Jake Partney of Dwight; Landon, Karson, Tenley Koger of Diamond, Illinois; brother, Jim (Kerrie) Bryant of Heath, Texas; many nieces and nephews and many others she held close to her heart. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Jan Dempsey, Margaret “Peggy” Martin, Caroline Ann Bryant and Linda Sue Bryant. Beth taught pre – school at Amarillo Montessori Academy for many years. She had a love for teaching. Later in life, she worked as a phone operator for Wal-Mart for over 25 years. Above all else, she loved spending time with her friends and family. Condolences may be left at