Skip to main content

Sheryl P. McLaughlin, 71

December 2, 2011

Sheryl P. McLaughlin, 71, Tuscaloosa, Ala., died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Hospice of West Alabama In-patient Facility.

She was born in Mercersburg, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. Patterson.

She was married to her husband of 50 years, Richard R. McLaughlin.
Mrs. McLaughlin earned a B.A. degree in elementary education at Grove City College.

She served as an assistant director of preschool of the First Baptist Church and later as director of the SS.C.D. preschool from 1993 to 1997 in Punxsutawney.

A resident of Tuscaloosa since March 1999, Mrs. McLaughlin was active in the LOGOS program at the First Presbyterian Church and volunteered at DCH gift shop.

She loved golf, tennis, crafts, and was an avid Alabama sports fan. She was passionate about spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include her children, Kevin McLaughlin and wife Mary Ann of Helena, Ala., Douglas McLaughlin and wife Bradley of Brentwood, Tenn.; three sisters-in-law, Sharyn Lukehart, Alma McLaughlin and Joyce Patterson; and four grandchildren, Keanu and Krista McLaughlin of Helena, and Laurel and Macallister McLaughlin of Brentwood.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James L. Patterson of Chambersburg.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, with Dr. Charles Durham officiating.

A reception was held at the church immediately afterward.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the SS.C.D. Preschool or the Hospice of West Alabama.

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
Punxsutawney — Tuesday evening was an illuminative one at the Lattimer House of the Punxsutawney Area Historical &...
Recently, the Rossiter American Legion Post No. 582 elected its officers for the year. Pictured are the Legion members...
Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action,...
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.
Pitt Wide Receiver Tyler Boyd among ACC's Top 25 Players To Watch


Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes