Edith Almina Laughlin
May 15, 1924  -  January 10, 2018

Edith Almina Laughlin

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Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Sunday, January 14, 2018
2:00 - 3:00 pm
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Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Monday, January 15, 2018
10:00 am
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Church of the Brethren
920 West Myrtle
Independence, KS  67301

Edith Almina Laughlin, 93, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be Monday, January 15, 2017 at 10:00am at Potts Chapel of Independence, KS. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 14th from 2:00 – 3:00pm. A private family burial will follow. Memorials are suggested to the Church of the Brethren and can be left with the funeral home.
Edith was born in Caney, KS on May 15, 1924 to E.P “Pat” and Caroline (Carinder) Hinman. She was raised in Rural Caney and attending school in Caney. She married Joe Main and together they had six children. Later she married Austin Laughlin on October 26, 1974. They resided in Tulsa, OK. After Austin retired in 1982, they moved back to Independence. During her earlier time in Kansas, she worked as a cook at Wiggs Restaurant and for ACC.
She had many hobbies that included quilting, crocheting, embroidery, shopping and watching the “Golden Girls. But most of all she loved her family and was over joyed being a grandmother. Edith was also a lifetime member at the Church of the Brethren.
Edith is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers: Wilbert Hinman, Milford Hinman and Jim Hinman and one sister: Francis Scott and a daughter Melba Ann Main.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son Denzel (Fayrean Lewman) Main, daughters: Carolyn Main, Christine (Jim) Hare, Charlotte (Michael) Scott and Pam (Larry) McHugh, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.


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  1. Barbara Main Whitten
    Vero Beach, FL

    Edith was a loving person, awesome mother-in-law and you were blessed to have known her. She worked hard and always had the most sincere smile. I know her children will miss her dearly and my thoughts are with you.
    Love Barbara Jean

  2. Paul & Carol Fairbank
    Independence,, KS

    We are so sorry for your loss! We enjoyed Edith while she live in our neighborhood. I still use the lap robes and towels she made for us and appreciate them.I know she will be missed.

  3. Tammie and Donald Doub
    Independence, KS

    We will miss her sitting in front of us in church. She was such a sweet person. Our prayers are with the family.

  4. Betty E. Godsey
    Tulsa, OK

    I am so very sorry to read of Edith's passing. She was a dear friend to me and I have thought of her often since I have moved away from Independence. My thoughts and sympathy are with you girls and with Denzel and the grandchildren. You are really going to miss her.

  5. Peggy and John Medsker
    Independence, KS

    Pam we are sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. You and the family are in our prayers.

  6. Lydia Collins
    Cherryvale, KS

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. May God’s peace comfort you.

  7. Penny Kinnamon
    Tulsa, OK

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Steve Kent
    Joplin, MO

    May the peace of the Holy Spirit be with the family in their time of sorrow. For Edith is now in the arms of Jesus. Amen

  9. Kelsie Lewman
    Kerrville, TX

    RIP Grandma Edith, I love you forever and always!

  10. Buffy burtom himman
    Kiefer, OK

    My pray are thoughts is with you'll. Love buffy

  11. Vashti Goins
    Thayer, KS

    Edith was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. Such a cheerful disposition and loved her family. She will be greatly missed.

  12. Theresa Hayes
    Ottaws, KS

    So very sorry for your loss.

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