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Olive Heyman McLaughlin, 96 of Southern Pines, formerly of Sanford passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020.
A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. McLaughlin was born in Cleveland, OH, daughter of the late Clarence H Heyman MD, and Olive Mansfield Chapman Heyman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gurney Edward McLaughlin; brothers, William Henry Heyman, and John Heyman. Mrs. McLaughlin loved reading, knitting sweater for guidepost, playing bridge, traveling, the beach, swimming and the flowers.
Mrs. McLaughlin is survived by her daughter, Susan Leslie Toukonen of FL; her son, William Henry McLaughlin of OH; grandchildren, Megan DiDonato (Joseph), Christopher Toukonen (Kelly), Leslie Ann McLaughlin, Catherine McLaughlin, and James McLaughlin; great grandchildren, Anthony DiDonato, Aubrey Ruo-Cai DiDonato, Zander Reed Toukonen, and Zoey Brielle Toukonen; a sister, Joan Heyman.
Olive and my mother Marjorie Cunningham were wonderful friends for many years. Olive was instrumental in persuading my mother to enter Penick Village which lead to my mother's last years being happy and well cared for. Olive ran the library, swam often and laugh even more. Both Olive and Mom lived to 96 when they passed. My condolences to her family.
Miriam Cunningham Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM
Dear Bill, and Catherine, Leslie, and James,
Dick and I are very sorry to hear about your mother/grandmother. I doubt I ever met her, but she sounds like an interesting person. You all have gone through a lot in the last year or so, with Mary's sudden passing. I was at the Community Partnership on Aging recently and heard that you, Bill, hadn't been there much lately. Hope you can get there some and to bridge groups, etc. We hope you and the "kids" are hanging in there.
Carolyn and Dick
Carolyn Charles Jan 29 2020 12:00 AM
I worked at Penick and had the privilege and pleasure of knowing Olive. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a very intelligent lady.
Gail Short Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Olive McLaughlin
Sharon Lucas Jan 12 2020 12:00 AM