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McLaughlin, Mary E. -

Mary E. McLaughlin

Martin - Mary went to be with her Savior and join her heavenly family on Tuesday, February 17, 2017 at the Wings Home in Allegan. She was born June 17, 1930 in Watson Township the daughter of George and Ethel Irene (Lukins) Shipley. For many years Mary owned and operated a Beauty Shop out of her home in Otsego Township. Later she and her first husband owned and operated Spring Water Campground in Shelbyville where she enjoyed cooking large pots of food for everyone there. Mary loved playing bingo, playing the piano, singing, going out to eat, teaching Sunday school at the First Baptist Church of Otsego and attending church services. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and enjoyed being involved with her grandchildren, Necole (Jason) Wesaw, Nathan (Chandra) Morehouse, Ryan Parrish and Kent McLaughlin and 4 great-grandchildren who dearly loved her. On July 4, 1990 in Las Vegas she married Patrick McLaughlin who survives. Also surviving are her children, Kelley (Rick) DePauw of Kalamazoo and Lisa McBride of FL; step-sons, William (Kris) McLaughlin of Allegan and Robert McLaughlin of Martin; her sister, Margaret Guider of Martin. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, William Ayers and by her siblings, Cliff, Robert, Esther, Thelma and Helen. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with Mary’s family starting at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the Memorial Service at 12:00 P.M. with Pastor Tony Shumaker officiating. Burial will take place at Hicks Cemetery, Watson Township at a later time. Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the Wings Home of Allegan. Messages of condolence may be posted at

Winkel Funeral Home
Winkel Funeral Home
207 E Allegan Street
PO Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078