The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

June 9, 2012

Marilyn Lapoint McLaughlin, 76, Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — Marilyn Lapoint McLaughlin, 76, of Gladstone, Mo., formerly of Ottumwa, passed away peacefully June 7, 2012.

She was born Aug. 31, 1935, to Paul and Juanita McKitrick LaPoint in Ottumwa. She married Donald “Don” McLaughlin, the love of her life, on April 7, 1956.

Marilyn graduated from Ottumwa High School and was the chairman of the reunion committee for 30 years. She was active in the Girl Scout and Boy Scout leadership, was an excellent seamstress, was an avid reader and greatly enjoyed crossword puzzles. She loved geneology research and traveled extensively with her husband in the eastern United States and Great Britain, compiling four books on her and her husband’s family histories.

They have six children, Timarie (John) Phelps, Kelley (Pat) Huddleston, Michelle (Michael) Johnson, Jon (Kathleen) McLaughlin, Steve (Shana) McLaughlin and Kathryn McLaughlin; 13 grandchildren, Chris Love (Tracia), Adam Love (Sarah), Andy Phelps (Annie), Kaycee Siefers (Aaron), Colby Phelps (Rachel), Bethany Rowell, Jacob McLaughlin (Kassie), Garrett Johnson, Josh McLaughlin, Kaitlynn McLaughlin, Ryan McLaughlin, Lauren Phelps and Megan McLaughlin; and one great-grandchild, Samantha Phelps, with a second, Emerson Michael, due in October.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at White Chapel Funeral Home.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to NorthCare Hospice Hospice House.

Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer’s Sons White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N. Antioch Road, Gladstone, Mo. 64119.

Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnwhitechapel.com.

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