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December 24, 2013

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ C. Laughlin

LINTON — Elizabeth “Liz” C. Laughlin, age 89, of Linton, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her residence. She was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Bicknell, the daughter of Charles “Carl” and Margaret (Volk) Donie.

Liz was a 1942 graduate of Linton High School. She worked at JC Penny during World War II, as a seamstress for many years in her home, and also worked at the Looking Glass in Linton. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Anne Altar Society, the Brute’ Society, a 50-year member of Psi Iota XI Society, and a member of the Linton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include a son, Tom (Terri) Laughlin; a sister, Phyllis Gongwer of Lehigh, Fla.; grandchildren, T.J. (Jess) and Trevor (Jessie) Laughlin, Josh Lee, and Courtney (David) Horning; and great-grandchildren, Gavin, Jett and Drake Laughlin, and Aubrie and Aiden Lee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dexter L. “Lefty” Laughlin; two sisters, Margaret Wolfe and Marie McBride; and a brother, Charles Donie.

Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Linton, with Father Ronald Zgunda officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home. The Psi Iota Xi Sorority will conduct memorial services at 6:45 p.m. Friday, with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m.

 The family has suggested that contributions be made to the Linton Community Food Pantry through the funeral home.

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