MOUNT VERNON — Edward B. “Ed” McLaughlin, 90, of Range Line Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday morning, June 3, 2009, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon surrounded by his caring family.
Ed was born March 22, 1919, in Temperanceville, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Robben) McLaughlin. For 47 years, Ed owned and operated his dairy farm north of Utica. Ed was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon and attended the Church of the Nativity in Utica. He was an active member of the Morgan Grange and the Utica Senior Citizens.
Ed is survived by his sons, Donald (Charlene) McLaughlin of Newark and James McLaughlin of Howard; his daughters, Rita (Randy) Smith of Gambier, Patricia Ferenbaugh of Mount Vernon and Joanne (Budd) Beatty of Bend, Ore.; a sister, Mary Ellen (Clarence) Blanchard of Gambier; a brother, Hugh McLaughlin of Fort Dodge, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; many great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Karen McLaughlin; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Ruth (Price) McLaughlin; a son, Robert McLaughlin; brother, William McLaughlin; and sons-in-law, Roger Ferenbaugh and Fred Lechleitner.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 5, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. The Rosary will be recited following the end of the evening calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be concelebrated Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, with the Revs. Mark J. Hammond and Stephen Metzger as celebrants. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Utica Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 524, Utica, OH 43080.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Edward B. McLaughlin.