YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mrs. Greta M. Laughlin, 83, who departed this life Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Austinwoods Nursing Home.
Mrs. Laughlin was born March 5, 1930, in Jackson, Ky.,(Breathitt County) a daughter of Lee and Lena Hagans Caywood.
She was a graduate of Liberty High School in Hazard, Kentucky.
Greta was a self-employed antique dealer and Avon representative. She was a member of the Third Baptist Church, its Senior Choir and Circle No. 5 Missionary Ministry.
Greta had a passion for caring for the elderly. Because of her love of cooking, she enjoyed feeding others. She also enjoyed antiquing and sewing.
Greta leaves to cherish her beloved memory, her husband of over 64 years, Rasho F., whom she married June 28, 1948; a daughter, Denise M. Laughlin of Youngstown, OH; two sons, Danny Laughlin of Longwood, Fla. and Kenneth (Gloria) Laughlin of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren, including Tara (Joseph) Sydney, whom she helped rear; 15 great-grandchildren, including Leah, Kyla, Alec and Evan, who cared for her deeply; and a host of family and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Barry; and grandson, Everett.
Services will be Friday, April 26, 2013, at noon at the Third Baptist Church.
Friends may call Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home and Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.
A special thank you to the staff at the Woodlands at Austinwoods, and the neighbors who helped with her care