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E. McLaughlin turns 95

Posted: Thursday, Nov 15th, 2012

Eleanor (Friel) McLaughlin

Eleanor (Friel) McLaughlin will be celebrating her 95th birthday on November 24. Ellie was born, at home, in East Grove. She graduated from Amboy High School. She worked at the shoe factory in Dixon and then at the Green River Ordinance Plant during WW II. Ellie married Robert (Bob) McLaughlin of rural Sublette in 1950. Together they had 7 children - Charles (Rockford), Bill (formerly of Dixon), Mary Frances (Peoria), Tom (Peoria – Kathy O’Brien), Kathryn Ann (died in infancy), Gerald (Granville) and Donald (formerly of Sublette). Ellie has two grandsons (Ryan and Mike) and one great-granddaughter (Ellie Rose). Ellie worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Mendota Hospital for over 20 years and as a Home Care Giver in the Sublette and Amboy area for several years after that. Birthday cards can be sent to Ellie at 327 W. Bacon St., Amboy, IL, 61310. No gifts please.

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