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Ellen McLaughlin

July 11, 1928 — September 9, 2023

Huxley and formerly of Denison

Ellen McLaughlin, age 95, of Huxley and formerly of Denison, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison with interment in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. Visitation will be begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

Ellen Elizabeth, daughter of William and Anna Mae (White) Frogge, was born July 11, 1928, in St. Joseph, Missouri. She grew up in St. Joseph and attended school through the ninth grade.

On August 24, 1948, Ellen was united in marriage with William B.J. McLaughlin at their minister’s home in St. Joe. Ellen and Bill then moved to Sioux City, Dunlap and finally Denison where they raised their three boys.

In 2012, Ellen moved to Huxley to be closer to her sons. In 2015, Ellen was excited to have joined the Catholic Church in Elkhart. In 2020, she moved to Accura Healthcare in Ames, where she leaves behind a host of good friends whom she played bingo with, did crafts and participated in every activity they had. She will be deeply missed there.

Ellen loved to crochet, garden, fry chicken, do puzzles and play cards. She loved her family and listening to Elvis. She always had to match her clothes and jewelry and paint her nails. Ellen was a giver to everyone, sharing anything and everything she had and loved giving wheelchair rides to her great-grandkids.

On Saturday, September 9, 2023, Ellen passed away at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, at the age of 95 years 1 month and 29 days.

Ellen is survived by three sons: Dean (Jeriann) McLaughlin of Huxley; Larry (Molly) McLaughlin of Ankeny; and Scott (Lynn) McLaughlin of Omaha, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant daughter; and four brothers: William Francis (Frank) Frogge, Edward Wallace Frogge, Jim Milton Frogge and Richard Lee Frogge.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, September 16, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

916 2nd Ave S, Denison, IA 51442

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, September 16, 2023

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

916 2nd Ave S, Denison, IA 51442

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Inurnment

Saturday, September 16, 2023

11:30 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Crawford Heights Memory Gardens

2400 S Main Loop, Denison, IA 51442

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