Floral 11

Carol Laughlin

June 14, 1952 ~ September 4, 2020 (age 68)


Carol Jean Laughlin was born June 14, 1952, to Robert Allen and Donna Lou (McNeil) Lynde in Cherokee, Iowa.

On August 25, 1973, she was united in marriage to Leo Joseph Laughlin in Washington, Iowa. To this union they were blessed with three children: Christopher, Michelle, and Sherri.

Carol dedicated her life to education and teaching. She was always learning about teaching both for schools and church. She taught in the public schools for 22 years, and was the director of religious education at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for 22 years where she received many awards. Carol was giving of herself and her time and always put others first.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Leo and their family:

               Chris and Lyndsi Laughlin

                             Dunkin, Danick, Devlyn

               Michelle Laughlin

               Sherri and Andrew Bradley

                             Lucy Bradley

Father: Robert Lynde

Sister: Jo and Ted McMurtrie

Brother: Mickey and Kathy Lynde

Carol was preceded in death by her mother Donna Lou Lynde. 

The service will be Livestream on the Garden Chapel Facebook page. 

To send flowers to Carol's family, please visit our floral store.


Socially distant visitation
September 8, 2020

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Visitation With Family
September 8, 2020

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Private Funeral Mass
September 9, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
726 218th Pl
Pella, IA 50219

Interment following funeral service
September 9, 2020

St. Mary's Cemetery
628 Hwy T14
Pella, iA 50219


St. Mary's - Shower Fund
Pella IA
Web: http://www.stmarypella.org

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