of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of London, England, Berrien Springs, MI and Buckhill Falls, PA, age 86, passed peacefully Monday, October 30, 2017 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, surrounded by family. She was born February 18, 1931 in London, England, the daughter of James Leonard & Violet Alexandra (Hebden) Spall. Jeanne lived the first half of her life in England before moving to Michigan in 1978. She lived in Berrien Springs, MI and Buckhill Falls, PA; since 2007 she resided in Chelsea. A nurse by training (College of London Nursing), she worked for four decades in different settings in England and the United States. Active with her church (St. Barnabus), the Master Gardener program, and Hearts Community Service, she lived a full and active life--independent to the end. An inveterate traveler she visited England, Indonesia, Australia, and much of the US. Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick McLaughlin. In addition to her faith, she rejoiced in connections with her extended family, including grandchildren that lived close by, and her great-grandchildren.
Jeanne is survived by her sister, Doris Barber; her brother, Arthur Spall; her three children, Bruce (Atira Sudirsan) McLaughlin, Paul (Anne) McLaughlin, Ann (Erik) Stalhandske; six grandchildren, Alexandra, Caitlin, Jacob, Sean (Sarah Yaqub), Hannah (Ryan Klink), Carl (Kira); two great-grandchildren, Annikah and Winifred. She brought much love and energy into the world. Her spirit of adventure and generous heart will be missed.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 4, 11:00 am at St. Barnabas in Chelsea with Fr. Bill Stech officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas, 20500 W. Old US 12, Chelsea, MI 48118.
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