Apr 21, 2026 – Jul 12, 2011
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.
Pat & Family -All of you are in my Thoughts & Prayers during this difficult time. Even though I never meet your Mom, I felt like I knew her through the stories you shared. I know she will be missed dearly.
The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Jim, Mike and Walt
Will & family – You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything that you need, please let me know. May your wonderful memories be a comfort to you in this difficult time.
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love and God Bless.
Pat & family,You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. What a family reunion your Mom is having with your Dad and other love ones.
Bill, Pat & Laura Lee -My deepest sympathy. What an amazing woman your mother was. Jane long lost cousin
To all of Marjorie family ,I cannot tell you how much loved your MOM .We go to know each other again at the Alumni Dinners in Flatwoods.I grew up on the same street in Gassaway even though I was much younger as you age the barriers drops.I missed her this year and last .She was so funny and she and Hazel usually closed the lobby each night.I will miss her .Know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. How she loved each of you .Blessing Judy
Happy slightly-belated Independence Day. The flags were flying, and I think you really would have enjoyed my shoes, in case you couldn`t see them. 🙂 Love you lots.