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Leila McLaughlin

July 2, 1928 — September 14, 2021

Van Wert

Leila M. McLaughlin, 93, of Van Wert passed away at 4:10 PM on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Vancrest of Van Wert. She was born on July 02, 1928, in Mercer County, to her late parents, Edward and Myrtle (Brough) Wiseman.

On November 17, 1951, she married the love of her life, Raymond McLaughlin. Together, they shared years of memories.

Leila worked for several years at Borden's Cheese. As a homemaker, she tended to her garden and grew peonies. An avid sewer and quilter, she was a member of the Lady Board of Managers, better known as the The Sewing Ladies, at Van Wert Hospital. She loved to watch the plays at Bear Creek Farms as well as the Van Wert Civic Center. Leila would often read her bible and was a member of Good Shepherd Church.

Surviving are her daughters: Deborah (Michael) Long of Middle Point; Cathy (Ricky) Jewell of Haviland; sons: Stephen (Karen) Redman of North Manchester, IN; Dan (Karen) McLaughlin of Payne; 14 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond McLaughlin; siblings: Ralph Wiseman, Ruth Fisher and Alice Weitz.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM Monday, September 20, 2021 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Rev. Stuart Wyatt, officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, 10968 Woodland Ave. Van Wert, OH 45891.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, on Monday, September 20, 2021

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Leila`s memory may be sent to .

To share in Leila's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, September 20, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral

Monday, September 20, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Burial

Monday, September 20, 2021

1:00 - 1:15 pm (Eastern time)

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