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McLaughlin turning 95

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 13th, 2012

Eleanor (Friel) McLaughlin

AMBOY - Eleanor (Friel) McLaughlin will be celebrating her 95th birthday on Nov. 24, 2012. 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 Ordnance Plant during WW II. 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.

She 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). She has two grandsons (Ryan and Mike) and 1 great-granddaughter (Ellie Rose).

Birthday cards can be sent to Ellie at 327 W. Bacon St., Amboy, IL, 61310. No gifts please.

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