Archive for Thursday, November 13, 2003

Homer E. Laughlin


November 13, 2003

Services for Homer E. Laughlin, 89, Lawrence, were Saturday, Nov. 8, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial with military honors by Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 of Veterans of Foreign Wars was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Laughlin died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 23, 1914, in the Vinland community, the son of Alexander Clark and Cora Ann (Sumner) Laughlin. He grew up in the Vinland and Eudora communities until he moved to Lawrence in 1946. He graduated from Vinland High School in 1932, when Phog Allen offered him a basketball scholarship.
Mr. Laughlin was an Army veteran and served from 1941 to 1942 in World War II. He worked for Green Brothers, then for John Deere and Deems Farm Equipment until he retired in 1980. He was a member of Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of American Legion and attended First United Methodist Church.
He married Helen Mateel Rogers on Oct. 28, 1956, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Susan Laughlin Anderson, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Sharon Laughlin Hummer, Santa Rosa, Calif.; and a grandson.
The family suggests memorials to the Williams Fund for Basketball Players Scholarship Fund, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence.
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