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Mary Viola Nitchals Laughridge
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1932
Death: Aug. 15, 2007

Mary Viola Laughridge, 75, longtime resident of Earlham, died Aug. 15, 2007, at the Mercy Hospice Center in Johnston.

Mary Laughridge was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Madison County to Charles and Ella (Wolverton) Nitchals and was a 1951 graduate of Earlham High School. Following her graduation, she worked at the Winterset hospital. She married Charles Laughridge and resided in Waterloo until his sudden death in 1961. She and her children moved back to Earlham where Mary was employed part time at the Earlham Nursing Home and where she later became a full-time certified nurse's aide, working for over 20 years. She then worked at R&D Engineering in Earlham where she worked for 10 years before retiring in 1998. Mary also was active with both the Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls.

She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by three sons, Chuck Laughridge of Kansas City, Mo., Larry Laughridge of Van Meter and Sam Laughridge of Perry; one daughter, Vickie Palmer of Earlham; a brother, William Nitchals of Rolling Meadows, Ill.; a sister, Wilma Heldenbrand of Des Moines; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
Family links: 
  Charles Zenith Nitchals (1902 - 1968)
  Ella M. Wolverton Nitchals (1909 - 1997)
Earlham Cemetery
Madison County
Iowa, USA
Created by: FLH
Record added: Aug 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21144930
Mary Viola <i>Nitchals</i> Laughridge
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