Lori L. McLaughlin, 53, of Warren, PA., died peacefully with grace, surrounded by her family at her home, Wednesday morning, March 18, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. She was born July 6, 1966 in Providence, R.I. Lori is the daughter of Woodrow Poffenberger of Florida and Lynda Booher Graves of Tidioute, PA
She was raised in Tidioute, PA., and formerly of Tidioute, PA. and Clarksville, TN. Lori was a graduate of Tidioute High School. She was employed as a Phlebotomist with U.P.M.C. Northwest of Oil City, PA. and was a beautician with Studio 329 for 15 years.
Lori was active with the Warren County Unit of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Susan B. Coleman Walk
She loved being a Nana to her grandchildren, going on trips with her family, shopping and decorating for holidays, especially making gingerbread houses with her grandchildren. She is remembered fondly as a woman with a strong spirit, with a great sense of humor, and known for her straight-forward and upbeat personality. She was very social and loved spending time with her friends. She enjoyed her walks with her husband and their dog, Nikko.
Lori is survived by her husband of almost 25 years, Tim McLaughlin whom, she married on April 22, 1995 in Tidioute, PA.
Her parents, and 4 Children – Rian McLaughlin and wife, Michele of Midlothian, VA., Brittany Peters and fiancé, Craig Vanderhoof of Russell, PA., Abbey Althiser and husband, James of Waynesville, Missouri, Travis McLaughlin of Kent, Ohio, 5 Siblings, Lisa Gertie and husband, Kenneth of Cinnaminson, N.J., Dean Graves and wife, Melanie of Campobello, S.C., Dawna Gray and husband, Doug of Warren, PA., Dennis Graves and wife, Debbie of Bradford, PA., Diane Rondinelli and husband, David of St. Augustine, FL., 4 Grandchildren – Hunter and Hudson Vanderhoof, Lincoln McLaughlin, Charlotte Althiser, several nieces and nephews.
Lori was preceded in death by her stepfather, Richard Graves.
A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Marcus Briggs, retired minister.
Interment will be in Swedish Union Cemetery, Tidioute, PA.
A public memorial service will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com