Ella F. McLaughlin

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Ella F. McLaughlin

April 13, 1924 - October 30, 2018

Ella F. (Willhoite) McLaughlin, 94, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at Ocean Springs Hospital in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, following a brief illness.
She was born on April 13, 1924, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Lyndon and Pearl (Holland) Willhoite and has resided in the Alexandria area since 1964. She married William McLaughlin on Jan. 5, 1943, and he preceded her in death in 2000.
Ella was a homemaker and was devoted to the care and nurturing of her family. She attended both St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria with her daughter, Linda and Cedar Lake Christian Assembly in Biloxi, Mississippi, with her son, Lee. Ella enjoyed crafting, baking and time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Judy Casas of Elwood, Lou (Stephen) Tragresser of Atlanta, Linda (Jerry) Nottingham of Alexandria; son, Lee (Virginia) McLaughlin of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; sister, Sally DeRossett of Alexandria; grandchildren, Lonnie Miller, Lisa Hobbs, Jim McPhearson, Tom Tragresser, Melissa Henry, Andrew Tragresser, Chad Tragresser, Angie Ross, Kim Huhn, Brett McLaughlin, Ashley Taranto, Andrew McLaughlin, Terrie McLaughlin, Eric McLaughlin, Bobby McLaughlin, William McLaughlin, Cody McLaughlin, Jennifer McLaughlin and Amy McLaughlin; several great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, William McLaughlin; siblings, Donald Willhoite, Luther Willhoite, infant Sheila May Willhoite, William Willhoite, Roscoe Willhoite, Geneva Conner, Katherine Costigan; and two granddaughters, Faye Miller and Crystal McLaughlin.
A service celebrating Ella's life and legacy will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, with Rev. Edsel Joyner officiating. Interment will follow in Elwood City Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Thursday prior to the services.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation through the funeral home.
Owens Funeral Home is honored to care for Ella and serve the McLaughlin family.
Online condolences: www.owensmemorialservices.com.
Published on November 5, 2018
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Thursday November 08, 2018

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Owens Funeral Home

412 North Harrison Street, Alexandria, IN, USA

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Thursday November 08, 2018

1:00 PM

Owens Funeral Home

412 North Harrison Street, Alexandria, IN, USA

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Thursday November 08, 2018

2:00 PM

Elwood City Cemetery

Elwood, Indiana

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