Obituaries — 30 July 2013

Thomas D. McLaughlin, age 70, of Deepwater, MO, passed away July 14, 2013. A visitation was held from 1-2:00 p.m. followed by a 2:00 p.m. service on Friday, July 19, at the Speaks Buckner Chapel. Cremation will follow. Tom was born December 2, 1942 in Buckner, MO to Forrest and Delores McLaughlin, and was a graduate of Fort Osage H.S. He retired from Alis Chalmers after 30 years of service. He then went to work for John Deer in Lincoln and then Clinton, and was with them for 17 years. He was a dedicated Ford man and also enjoyed fixing things in his garage in his spare time. There was nothing that Tom touched that he couldn’t

build or fix. He had a big heart and would always help someone in need. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Doris (Higginbotham) McLaughlin; five children, Tim McLaughlin (Nikki), Mistee Baldus (Ron), Don Morris (Elly), Michael Morris (Marie), Julie Kujowa and Lorrie Sheets; nieces, Jamie Middleton and Brenda Newig (Floyd); as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Terry Morris. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel. com (Arrangements: Speaks Buckner Chapel 816-650-5555)

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