FREDERICKTOWN — Goldie M. McLaughlin, 90, of Fredericktown passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in The Laurels of Mount Vernon following a long illness.
She was born May 30, 1922, in Morrow County, the daughter of Jacob and Edna (Case) Corwin. Over the years, Goldie worked at Ohio Brass, Ward/Kraft and Stevens Manufacturing, but she was most committed to being a wife and mother. Everywhere she went, she was referred to as mom or grandma. Goldie honed in on her homemaking skills as a wonderful baker. Known for her zucchini bread and cherry pies, she found her niche where she could barter her baked goods for favors, remolding work and was even known to use them to bribe her way out of a traffic ticket.
Goldie was also a talented seamstress, making or altering many of her own clothes. She fashioned it all from wedding gowns and tuxedos to mother-daughter dresses out of seed sacks. For many years, she was the most popular alterations seamstress, always helping fix some garment. Goldie once altered a nurse’s dress while in her hospital bed, and a groom’s dress slacks before walking down the aisle. She simply never left the house without a needle and thread in her pocketbook.
Goldie also adored dolls, and collected hundreds of them.
A lifelong area resident, Goldie was a member of Woodville Grace Brethren Church and First Church of God in Fredericktown, and American Legion Post 500 Auxiliary.
She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Donald E. McLaughlin of Fredericktown; two children, Carolyn A. and Rodney Shofner of Mansfield and Donald E. Jr. and Connie McLaughlin of Goodyear, Ariz.; foster children, Karen and Garrel Chevalier, both of Fredericktown; four grandchildren, Scott and Terry Finley, Christopher McLaughlin, Donia McLaughlin and Faith McLaughlin; two foster grandchildren, Nathan Chevalier and Nicole and Jay Robertson; seven great-grandchildren including Joshua and Jennifer Finley; and one great-great-grandson. Also surviving are a nephew, Charles, and niece, Shirley.
Goldie was preceded in death by a brother, Charley Corwin; and a sister, Betty Corwin.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Ministers Don and Ray Lynn will officiate and burial will follow in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions in Goldie’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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