Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Joyce Darlene Burge McCready, 88, of Wooster passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at West View Healthy Living of Wooster.

Darlene was born on February 15, 1936 in Champaign, Illinois to Ervie and Nellie (Smith) Burge. On October 30, 1954 she married Richard Allan McCready of New Kensington, Pennsylvania. They divorced in 1985, and he passed in 2013. She was a homemaker with ceramics and reading as her hobbies.

Darlene is survived by two sons, Matthew Allan (wife Joan) McCready of Festus, Missouri and Scott Andrew McCready of Wooster, a former daughter-in-law, Beth McCready of Wooster, and four grandchildren:  Gydian Lee McCready of San Francisco, California, Laura Adell (husband Murphy) Sheppard of Wooster, Breana Shea McCready of Festus, Missouri, and Becca Jo McCready of Sharonville, Ohio. She is also survived by five nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Burge, of Champaign, Illinois, as well as her parents and former husband.

Per Darlene’s request, there will be no funeral service. She will be cremated and her cremains will be buried with her parents in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign, Illinois, at a later date.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

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1 Comment

  1. Beth,Laura,Murphy and all other members of your family,I am so sorry to read of the passing of your Mother & Grandmother..Know that she is peaceful walking the streets of Heaven .Sending prayers.


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