Obituaries » Loretta M. McLaughlin
June 19, 1920 - March 4, 2019
Loretta McLaughlin, 98, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away Monday morning, March 4, 2019 at the Pioneer Ridge Nursing Facility in Lawrence, Kansas. She was born June 19, 1920, in Horton, Kansas, the daughter of Henry Joseph and Leona Theressa (Hillebrand) Gampper, Sr. She married William Patrick McLaughlin June 12, 1950, in Horton, Kansas. He preceded her in death January 21, 1986.
Loretta was a homemaker, but at different times in her life she was also a riveter during WWII for the Boeing Corporation, and later an Avon Lady. She was a much-loved parishioner of the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Fort Scott.
Loretta is survived by her son, Shawn William McLaughlin, of Wichita Falls, Texas; one brother, Fred Gampper of Frisco, Texas; a granddaughter, Stephanie Ziegler and husband Gary, of Lawrence, Kansas; three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband William, Loretta was also preceded in death by a son, Patrick Eugene McLaughlin; two brothers, Henry Joseph Gampper, Jr., and Francis Joseph Gampper; and a sister, Gertrude Louise Pillsbury.
Following cremation, Father Yancey Burgess will celebrate the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. The Rosary will be at 9:00 a.m. prior to services at the church, and burial will follow at the Fort Scott National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic School and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, PO Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.