1931 - 2021
Ada Belle McLaughlin, 89, passed on March 31, 2021 at Kobacker House after suffering a massive stroke. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Edwin C McLaughlin, her parents Dayre Baker and Bertha Moore Baker, and her sister Mary Baker Saunders. She is survived by her friend and partner, Frank Zubovich; children, Tim (Dee) of Mount Vernon, OH, Colleen (Loren) of Mooresville, NC, Shawn (Tena) of Obetz, OH, and Bruce of Columbus, OH. She is also survived by grandsons, Mat (Kelly), Justin, Michael (Emily), Dayre (Lizzy), Drew (Adriana), and Brandon; granddaughter, Faith; and great-grandchildren, Juni, James, Garret, and Kristiana; and many unlisted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends! For the last 7 years she was lucky enough to find love for the second time and enjoyed and shared a wonderful and fulfilling life with Frank Zubovich whom she loved with all her heart. Belle, Ed, and Frank were 1949 graduates of Columbus South High School, where she was in Flag Core. Ada Belle's mother died when she was 4, leaving her older sister Mary to care for her until she was adopted and raised by her Aunt Doris Hain, Uncle and two cousins. She worked/volunteered for many years at: Westly Ridge Retirement, Mount Carmel East (where she retired at 79 after 19 years of service), DFSA (Defense Finance Accounting Service), Mercy Hospital, the American Heart and Cancer Society, Voting booths, PTA, Teacher Assistant & Room Mother, Bible Study, Sunday School Teacher, and various Choirs. A private direct-family-only service will be held at Newcomer Southwest Chapel where Pastor Robert Linder, from Grace Apostolic will be officiating. Interment Glen Rest Cemetery.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 7 to Apr. 11, 2021.