Kenneth D. Laughlin

No public services are planned for Kenneth D. Laughlin, 83, Lawrence. Private inurnment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Laughlin died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at his home.

He was born Apr. 24, 1928, in Lawrence, the son of Woodie and Freda M. Bereiter Laughlin. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School, and later served in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Laughlin was employed in maintenance at Farmland Industries, and retired from there after more than 30 years of service. He enjoyed baseball.

He married Barbara Mae Morris on Dec. 8, 1953, in Omaha, Neb. She preceded him in death on June 28, 1993. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Laughlin.

Survivors include a son, Vernon Laughlin, Lawrence; two daughters, Shelia Pearson, San Antonio, Tex., and Sheryl Olson and husband Ed, San Antonio; a brother, Clinton Laughlin, Florida; a sister, Jo Ann Longfellow, Colorado; and a granddaughter, Lara Grammer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses, 200 Maine Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044.