Mary Janet Laughlin McGinnis, 82, passed away Oct. 21, 2011 at Knox Community Hospital. She was born Dec. 12, 1928 on a farm near Scio, the daughter of Albert J. Laughlin and Clara M. (Baker) Laughlin.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert E. McGinnis, also her brothers Albert Ward Laughlin of Scio and Judge Neil Maxwell Laughlin of Newark, one niece Cynthia J. Wurcvacher of Newark.

There will be no calling hours. Family and friends will observe graveside  funeral services in St. John’s Cemetery on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 1 p.m. with Major Robert Bender officiating. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is handling the funeral arrangements for the McGinnis family. She requested no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army Church or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To express a condolence or share a memory with the family, please visit A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.