J. Mary McLaughlin

Mary McLaughlin20150525_16403903J. Mary McLaughlin, 81, of Strattanville, PA, died Saturday May 23, 2015 at Penn Highlands Hospital in DuBois, PA.

Born June 17, 1933, in Warren County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ira Michael Ferry and Josephine Mary Conklin Ferry.

Mary was a graduate of Tidioute High School in 1950. She later took book keeping for paralegal classes at Clarion University.

She was married to Everett W. McLaughlin on June 3, 1950 at the United Methodist Church in Tidioute, PA. He died on October 10, 2004. She was the tax assessor for Clover Township for many years. She was a member of Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Corsica.

Mary was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Tidioute, a former member of the FOE in Clarion, and the Red Hat Society in Clarion and Florida.

She enjoyed traveling, sewing, spending time with family, and enjoyed her great granddaughter, Carlee LaVon Hurrelbrink, whom she referred to as her “Baby Doll”. She enjoyed spending time at their camp in Tidioute.

Mary is survived by a brother Mike Ferry, and his wife Ida, of Warren, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Thrush of Catlett, VA and Kay Ferry; one grandchild, Richard W. Hurrelbrink II of Strattanville; and one great grandchild Carlee LaVon Hurrelbrink.

Along with her parents and husband, Mary is preceded in death by a daughter, Geri L. McLaughlin Hurrelbrink on May 19, 2001; two brothers, Don and Gerald Ferry; two sisters, Dot Carrier and Jenny Wrightsman; and a son-in-law, Richard W. Hurrelbrink on May 23, 1985.

Her family will receive friends on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at the Furlong Funeral Home, Gregory K. Furlong FD, corner of Broad St. and First Ave., Summerville. The funeral service will be held at the Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Corsica on Friday May 29, with viewing from 3 – 4 pm prior to the service.

Interment will follow in the Carrier Cemetery, Clover Twp., Jefferson County, PA.

Per the family’s request memorial donations may be made to the Pisgah Presbyterian Church at P.O. Box 243, Corsica, PA 15829 or to the church of one’s choice.

For more information visit www.furlongfuneralhome.com.

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