Clara Belle Laughlin, age 88, of Dover, formerly of Tippecanoe, died Sunday, July 10, 2011 in Riverside Manor, Newcomerstown after a period of declining health.

She was a daughter of the late Oscar Clement Dunlap and Lillian Mae Major Dunlap. She graduated from Freeport High School and was married to Dwight Owen Laughlin.

In addition to her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by a son: William Edward Laughlin; two sisters, Lela Moore and Myrtle Rapp; five brothers, Wilbert Dunlap, Raymond Dunlap, Avery Dunlap, Lloyd Dunlap and Everett Dunlap; a great-grandson Tyler Laughlin and two great-granddaughters, Victoria Lightell and Taylor Laughlin.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Koch Funeral Home, 216 South High Street, Freeport with Pastor Dave Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tippecanoe United Methodist Church or Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 West Third Street, Dover, Ohio 44622.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.