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.
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
Barbara Main WhittenVero Beach, FL
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.
Paul & Carol FairbankIndependence,, KS
We will miss her sitting in front of us in church. She was such a sweet person. Our prayers are with the family.
Tammie and Donald DoubIndependence, KS
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.
Betty E. GodseyTulsa, OK
Pam we are sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. You and the family are in our prayers.
Peggy and John MedskerIndependence, KS
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. May God’s peace comfort you.
Lydia CollinsCherryvale, KS
I am so sorry for your loss.
Penny KinnamonTulsa, OK
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
Steve KentJoplin, MO
RIP Grandma Edith, I love you forever and always!
Kelsie LewmanKerrville, TX
My pray are thoughts is with you'll. Love buffy
Buffy burtom himmanKiefer, OK
Edith was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. Such a cheerful disposition and loved her family. She will be greatly missed.
Vashti GoinsThayer, KS
So very sorry for your loss.
Theresa HayesOttaws, KS