Donal Merrill McLaughlin
Donal Merrill McLaughlin
  • January 27, 1926 - July 11, 2017
  • Pleasant Valley, Missouri

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Donal McLaughlin, 91, of Pleasant Valley, MO passed away July 11, 2017. He was born on January 27, 1926 to Merrill and Freda (Burns) McLaughlin in Kansas City, MO.

Donal was in the 1944 graduating class of Liberty High School. After graduating he was called to duty and served his country as part of the US Army Air Force during WWII. During this time he was also married to his high school sweetheart, Jeanne, and they shared over 66 great years. Donal worked at Ford and was a member of the UAW-AFL, he retired after 35 years. He was a member of the masons for 50 years. Donal loved the outdoors, he enjoyed trees of all types. He also loved woodworking and wildlife. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening.

Donal was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jeanne, son Roger, daughter Robin, and two brothers Dennis and David. He is survived by daughter Pamela Popple (Chuck), sister Diane Davison, brother Douglas McLaughlin (Patricia), son-in-law Dennis Almsberger, five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 15 from 1-2pm funeral service 2pm and burial immediately following all at White Chapel Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.