Virginia Beyer Laughlin




Fuquay-Varina - Virginia Beyer Laughlin, former clinical social worker at Spring Grove Hospital Center and coordinator of Aftercare Services at the Northwestern Community Mental Health Center in Baltimore County, MD, died on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the age of 94. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Thomas Funeral Home, 401 N. Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC.

Mrs. Laughlin was born in Philadelphia, PA, graduated from Douglass College in New Brunswick, NJ, and obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of MD in Baltimore. She married William H. Laughlin on August 20, 1947, in Moorestown, NJ.

Throughout her life, Virginia was involved in many church activities and civic affairs. She was a charter member of Adelphi Friends Meeting in MD, where she had been a member since 1955, and also, since 1990, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, MD. After her retirement from the State of MD in 1983, she volunteered at the Prince Georges County Cooperative Extension Service as a Master Gardener, and at the Frederick Memorial Hospital Patient Relations Department.

Mrs. Laughlin is survived by her children, Patricia Bair of Toledo, Ohio, Cary Kuhar of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Susan Reynolds of Easley, SC, and John Laughlin (Salome) of Germantown, MD; grandchildren, Kate Bishop (Alex) of New Haven, CT, Scott Reynolds of Ashland, OH, Laura Emilie Nelson (Howard) of Apex, NC, and Gregory Bair of Toledo, OH; great-grandchildren, Sophia Katherine Mellado, Hazel Summerlyn Nelson, and Monroe Elizabeth Reynolds; and many cousins in the Midwest.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the American Friends Service Committee.