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Nelda A. McLaughlin

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Nelda (Adkins) McLaughlin, age 77, passed away peacefully at her home in Bayard, DE on Monday, August 19, 2013.

Born on April 19, 1936 in Bayard, DE to Joseph K. and Armenia Adkins. She lived her entire life in Delaware. She graduated from Lord Baltimore High School in 1954 and later graduated from Goldey Beacom College. She retired from Crowley Associates Realty in 2000. She was a beautiful and caring person who enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time at the beach.

Nelda will be remembered most of all as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her happiest times were those spent in the company of beloved family.

She is survived by her husband of forty eight years, Mark H. McLaughlin; daughters, Jennifer Troublefield and her husband Thomas, Celeste Cathell and her husband Darin of Frankford, DE; brother Norris J. Adkins and his wife, Kittie of Bayard. Also four grandchildren who were her pride and joy: Jake & Paige Troublefield and Jax & Kendall Cathell.

Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Catholic Church-Rt. 17, Roxana, DE, where visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Vines Creek Road in Dagsboro, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, Inc. 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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Published in The News Journal on Aug. 20, 2013
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