Eleanor Anderson McLaughlin, 86


Eleanor Anderson McLaughlin, 86, of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Wilmington and Clarksville, Del., departed this life on Friday, June 30, 2017.

She loved music and delighted in playing the piano. She had the ability to hear a song and then play it by ear.

McLaughlin was preceded in death by her parents, Capt. George Anderson and Edna Anderson, and her brothers, George Anderson Jr., and Fred, Donald and William Anderson. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Richard; her sons, Steven, and his wife, Betsy, of Lakeland, Fla., Kenneth of New Castle, Del., Dale of Ocean View, Hawaii, and Richard and his wife, Susan, of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Robert, of Jupiter, Fla.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Friday, July 7, 2017, at noon at Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del. Burial will follow in St. George’s United Methodist Church Cemetery, Omar Road and Route 26, Clarksville, Del., with luncheon afterwards. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to the building fund at Good Samaritan Society; 4250 Village Dr.; Kissimmee, FL 34746. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.