Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
October 24, 2011 12:08 pm EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Mary Janet Laughlin McGinnis, 82, passed away Oct. 21, 2011, at Knox Community Hospital.

Mary was born Dec. 12, 1928, on a farm near Scio, the daughter of Albert J. Laughlin and Clara M. (Baker) Laughlin. Mary went to New Rumley Grade School and graduated from Scio High School. She attended Flora Stone College in Cleveland and worked for the Ohio Department of Taxation while her husband attended Ohio State University.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert E. McGinnis; also her brothers, Albert Ward Laughlin of Scio and Judge Neil Maxwell Laughlin of Newark; one niece, Cynthia J. Wurcvacher of Newark.

Mary is survived by her brother, John R. Laughlin of Jewett; nieces, Linda L. Laughlin, Debbie L. Love and Julie L. Laughlin; as well as two great-nieces, one great-great-niece, cousins, friends and neighbors.

There will be no calling hours. Family and friends will observe graveside funeral services in St. John’s Cemetery on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. with Major Robert Bender officiating. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is handling the funeral arrangements for the McGinnis family.

Mary requested no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army Church or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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