John Calvin McLaughlin



John C. McLaughlin, 81, Indianapolis, IN, died Monday, May 29th. Born in Cleveland, OH to Dr. C.P. and Janet (Guisinger) McLaughlin, he was raised in Pendleton, IN and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1959. He earned degrees from Notre Dame University, BA 1963; Ball State University, MA 1968; and Indiana University, JD 1972. In 1964, he married Germaine (Riffe) McLaughlin in Anderson, IN (later divorced). In 1997, he married Mary (Leggett Morriss) McLaughlin in Indianapolis, IN. He also previously resided in Anderson and Monticello, IN.

He is survived by his wife Mary, brother James (Harriett) McLaughlin of Clearwater, FL, and his four children and stepdaughter; Michelle (Robert) Dearing of West Lafayette, IN, John P. (Karen) McLaughlin of Memphis, TN, Heather (Noel) Lephart of Pendleton, IN, James (Christy) McLaughlin of Lafayette, IN and Tricia (Christopher) Wampler of Fairland, IN. He is also survived by his grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; Julia Dearing of Dallas, TX, Robert “Bobby” Dearing of West Lafayette, IN, Gillian and Jerod Lephart of Pendleton, IN, Anna and John “Jack” McLaughlin of Memphis, TN, Elizabeth “Lizzy” and Evan McLaughlin of Lafayette, IN, Tyler Bishop of New York, NY, Marissa Bishop and Alaina Travis of Fortville, IN, and Bryanna and Elizabeth Wampler of Greensburg, IN.

John was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Parish, Speedway, IN. There will be a funeral Mass at St. Christopher at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 8th, 2023 with one hour of visitation just prior beginning at 10 a.m.