Marjorie Ellen Gunter Mclaughlin, 85, devoted mother, grandmother, sister, homemaker and American patriot, of Louisa, Virginia, died peacefully Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
Marjorie was born on April 21, 1926, in Gassaway, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Aubrey E.
Gunter and Genevieve H. Gunter. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. McLaughlin, and her brother, Kenneth A. Gunter.
Marjorie is survived by her three children, William B. McLaughlin Brenda, Patrick K. McLaughlin, and Laura Lee Harkrader Wellesiey and her grandchildren; Courtney J. McLaughlin, William V. McLaughlin, Rosa Lee G. Harkrader and Rachel Ellen L. Harkrader. Also surviving are three brothers, Ronald F. Gunter Becky, Jerry A. Gunter Rose, and David H. Gunter Wilma.
Following her graduation from high school as class valedictorian, Marjorie worked as a clerk for the B & O Railroad. In Charleston, West Virginia, she worked for the United States War Department on what was later determined to be the Manhattan Project. Following her marriage, Marjorie and Bill finally settled in Louisa, Virginia, in 1969. After Bill’s death in 1976, Marjorie went to work for the University of Virginia Law School Placement Office and she remained there until her retirement.
The family would like to thank Marjorie’s loyal caregiver and good friend, Mary Anderson and the staff
of Amerisist and Legacy Hospice for the love and attention given to her during these last years of her
Graveside services, led by her brother David, will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at
Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Aizheimer’s Association or a
Veteran’s organizations of your choice are preferred.