Laura A. McLaughlin Davies, age 81, longtime resident of McKean, died at her home on Wednesday morning, August 12, 2015. Born in Erie on May 3, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Frances Baker McLaughlin.

Davies, Laura A. McLaughlinLaura married Lawrence P. Davies on May 1, 1954. Together they have lived in the same house in McKean ever since, where Laura would often be found sitting on her deck enjoying the back woods, watching the birds, and reading a good book. She was a loving wife and homemaker, thriving at raising her children and keeping in touch with her grandchildren and sisters. She will be dearly missed by her family who would all agree that she was the best wife, mom, grandma, and pie-baker.

In the McKean community, Laura was a member of the McKean Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary, the McKean Lioness Club, and St. Francis Ushers Club.

In addition to her parents, Laura was preceded in death by her two brothers, David and Norman McLaughlin.

She is survived by her husband, Larry; three children- Lawrence P. Davies Jr. and his wife Yolanda of Peoria, AZ, Mark A. Davies and his wife Barbara of McKean, and Kristine A. Smith and her husband Sidney of Eagle, ID; nine grandchildren- Matthew, Sara, Jacob, Seth, Alyssa, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Sidney, and Abigail; five great-grandchildren- Zachary, Landon, Noah, Ava, and Aria; three sisters- Janice Anderson and husband Wendell of Phoenix, AZ, Phyllis McCaslin and husband Arlen of McKean, and Lois Williams and husband Cecil of Arkansas; and two sisters-in-law, Rose McLaughlin and Patty McLaughlin, both of McKean.

Friends and family may call at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m., and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Pastor Barb English of the McKean United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be given to the McKean Lioness Club, PO Box 61, McKean, PA 16426 or to the McKean Recreation Authority, 8754 Grubb Road, McKean, PA 16426.