Betty L. McLaughlin, 80, passed away on Friday, November 24

Betty L. McLaughlin, 80, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away at her home on Friday, November 24, 2017. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI.

 Betty was born on May 7, 1937 in Benton Harbor, MI to the late Francis and Elizabeth (Gettig) Anderson. She was a 1955 graduate of Coloma High School.

On June 6, 1955 she married Hobart McLaughlin. Betty worked at VM, Dynac and retired from State Tool in 1999. She was a member of the Salvation Army; loved crocheting and needlework; and was a fantastic mother and beloved wife. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

 Betty is survived by her husband of over 63 years Hobart; her children – Elizabeth Renhack of Eau Claire, MI, Tracey McLaughlin of Windsor, SC, Hobart, Jr. (Darlene) McLaughlin of Eau Claire, MI, Phillip McLaughlin of Benton Harbor, MI and Roger McLaughlin of Benton Harbor, MI; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a brother – Thomas Anderson of Flint, MI.

 The McLaughlin family will receive visitors on Monday, November 27, from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home. Private committal services will be held at Crystal Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle Hospice. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at

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