JoAnn Doris McLaughlin, 85, passed away on December 19, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. JoAnn was born on August 26, 1929 in Roxana, Oklahoma to Alex Obe Ring and Gwendolyn Ann Jones. She married William Howard McLaughlin on June 15, 1947. JoAnn was a US Postal Clerk from 1960 to 1964. She worked as a cook for the OSU football team. She was also a housemother at a dorm at Oklahoma City University.
JoAnn worked in sales at Streets for about 8 years. She was a Walmart greeter for 4 years but her favorite job was at Death Valley and the Grand Canyon before retiring and settling in Edmond, OK. JoAnn loved gardening, oil painting, and any artistic medium. She was a master at cooking and will always be remembered for her cinnamon rolls.
She was passionate about her family, travelling, and staying active. JoAnn is survived by her husband William (Bill) McLaughlin; son Dennis McLaughlin of Ridgecrest, CA; daughter Diana Pate (Jack) of Edmond, OK; daughter Cynthia Claus of Arcadia, OK; sister Evelyn Schwandt of Mulhall, OK; half-sister Marilyn Filtz of Perry, OK; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Gwen and Alex and stepmother Arvella.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Orlando United Methodist Church, Orlando, OK with interment to follow at Zion Cemetery, Orlando, OK.
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