Winifred M. ‘Winnie’ McLaughlin

Winifred M. “Winnie” McLaughlin, 89, Altoona, passed away Monday morning at her residence after a brief illness.

She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of Collins Patrick and Ethel (Brown) Kennedy. She married William McLaughlin on Aug. 20, 1960, in Winchester, Va.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Jeffrey L. Kennedy of Hollidaysburg; a daughter, Beth A. Garbinsky (Ronald) of Tyrone; four grandchildren: Jeffrey C. Kennedy, Julie Kennedy Nash, Brooke A. Garbinsky and Ronald W. Garbinsky II; and a sister, Gladys Margaret Worley of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, three brothers and a great-granddaughter.

Winnie attended Hollidaysburg High School and retired from Sylvania Electric after 26 years of service. She had been a waitress in restaurants in Hollidaysburg and Altoona and was also employed by Servomation. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Hollidaysburg Area High School Alumni Association and the Pleasant Valley and Roaring Spring Lioness clubs and was currently a member of the Roaring Spring Lions Club.

Winnie enjoyed bead crafts, baking raisin-filled cookies and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg, where a Lions service will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the funeral home by the Rev. Sharon Erb. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.

The family requests that donations be made to Home Nursing Agency Hospice, 201 Chestnut Ave., P.O. Box 352, Altoona, PA 16603, in memory of Winnie.