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Obituaries

Obituaries

Marjorie E. McLaughlin 1916 - 2005 Paola

Services for Marjorie E. McLaughlin, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Presbyterian Church in Paola. A private inurnment will be in Paola Cemetery.Mrs. McLaughlin died Monday, July 4, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born May 7, 1916, in Wellington, the daughter of George E. and Ethel Loofbourrow Harbaugh. She graduated from Wellington High School in 1934. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English in 1938 from Kansas University, where she was twice president of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and a member of the Mortar Board.Mrs. McLaughlin was a periodic proofreader, copy editor, office manager and publisher, during the 1980s, for the Miami County Republic. She retired in 1991.She married Drew McLaughlin Jr. on Oct. 29, 1938, in Wellington. He died in 1982.Survivors include a son, Phil McLaughlin, Paola; a daughter, Susan McLaughlin, Lawrence, and three grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the Drew McLaughlin Community Journalism Scholarship Fund at Kansas University, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.Online condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: McLaughlin.