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Kelly L. McLaughlin


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Kelly L. McLaughlin Obituary
McLaughlin, Kelly L.
age 31, of Queen Creek, AZ and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Monday, June 6, 2016. Born in Wilmington, DE on December 7, 1984, Kelly was the daughter of Kevin J. McLaughlin and Lane R. (Van Caneghem) McLaughlin. She was a 2003 graduate of Newark High School, received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and her master's degree in social work from West Chester University. Kelly's work as a licensed clinical social worker led her to accept a position with Upper Bay Counseling Services working as a school-based therapist at North East High School where she was instrumental in helping many students. She also saw patients at Christiana Counseling. Most recently, she was the owner of Creative Counseling Solutions. Kelly was the founder of Worldwide Ripple, an organized network of like-minded people who believe in spreading acts of kindness. Her love for life drew her to Arizona where she made many friends and lived happily with her boyfriend Chris. She was a talented artist who enjoyed drawing and painting and created beautiful hand-made jewelry. Kelly loved visiting the beach, adored her pets and was happiest in the company of her family and friends. She is survived by her parents, Kevin J. McLaughlin (Amy Kovach) of Elkton, MD and Lane R. McLaughlin of Newark, DE; brother, Sean K. McLaughlin (Susie Chalker) of Seattle, WA; and maternal step grandmother, Gerri Van Caneghem of Elkton, MD., as well as her extensive Worldwide Ripple family including Christopher and Michael Gettens, who will continue on in the name of Kelly's Ripple. A celebration of life will be held Saturday afternoon, July 9, 2016, at the Queen Creek Library Recreation Annex 21802 S Ellsworth Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142 where music, art, and prayer circles will be held from11 AM- 2PM.n lieu of flowers, please consider furthering Kelly's vision of helping others with a contribution in her memory to Worldwide Ripple. You can visit www.WorldwideRipple.com or send a gift through Paypal toinfo@worldwideripple.com
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 3, 2016
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