Jill Theresa Straw McLaughlin

Jill Theresa Straw McLaughlin, 53 of Fombell passed away at her home on January 26, 2011 at 7:20 P.M. She was born in Ellwood City on October 7, 1957 to Sarah "Sally" Douds Straw of Ellwood City and the late Charles Straw. Jill was preceded in death by her husband, John McLaughlin in 1982. She was a secretary at Herr-Voss and later owned and operated Jill's Etc. in the Emporium where she sold handpainted clothes. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. She played pool for the Keystone in the 1980's until the advancement of her MS. She was a Steeler fan and enjoyed knitting, crochet and needlepoint. In addition to her mother she is survived by her companion of 25 years, Robert "Flip" Philips of Fombell and her brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Lexie Straw of Jacksonville, FL. A Memorial Service for Jill will be held on Monday, April 18th at 1:00 PM at the Locust Grove Cemetery Mausoleum with Fr. Lou Pascazi. Arrangements were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Ave., Ellport.


Jamie Frederick

2011-05-09 00:00:00

So sorry for your loss. I knew Jill by her coming in to shop at Family Dollar. I will always remeber her sweet smile. We at Family Dollar will always keep her in our thoughts. With deepest sympathy.

chuck & lexie

2011-04-27 00:00:00

Good bye, Jill.
We will good take care of mom.
your brother

Elma Robinson Aunt

2011-04-20 00:00:00

SALLY, My DEAREST Sister.I hope youu understand why I haven,t said my thoughts of JILL yet. I just could,t seem to get the right words I want to say about her. I love her so much and to see a beautiful girl like her to go thru what she did. She was so brave abour it and so strong to take it and not complain. Now my thing to do is to make sure you are going to be OK. I KNOW YOU ARE THE STRONG ONE IN THE FAMILY. I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER YOU & ME ELMA

Elma Robinson Aunt

2011-04-20 00:00:00


Toots & Bob

2011-04-18 00:00:00

We miss you.

Jim & Cindy

2011-04-18 00:00:00

We're here for you.

Esther Soltesz

2011-04-18 00:00:00

denny and cheryl

2011-04-18 00:00:00

jill was our very good friend we spent many times with her and flip we always hd the best times we love you and miss you so much our prayers are with flip sally chuck and lexie


2011-04-17 00:00:00

Jill, We have only seen each
other a few times thought the
years but you have made me so
proud to have known you.I love
you and know you are with your
Dad and at peace. Say hello to
Cindy/ you were so alike.
Will miss you. Love your 2nd
cuz Jean


2011-04-17 00:00:00

Jillsy, I love and miss you more than my words could ever convey, It hasn't gotten any easier as people keep telling me it will, but I do thank you for letting me know your ok and at peace now.
You were the most courageous person I've ever met, and you will always be alive in my heart and soul.You are my love and my best friend, please look after Ginny and I, we both love and miss you with all our hearts,
Love always Flp

carol nystrom

2011-04-09 00:00:00

Today as sit and reflect on the loving energy that your dear Jill shared with all of those lives that she touched I realize how blessed I am to have known Jill. As I first observed Jill in your flea market booth in St Augustine, Florida she lit up the whole booth with her precious smile. Meeting Jill was love at first sight. Then I had the opportunity to visit her in her Pa. home and then I knew of the roots of her spirit and joy. Jill was fed daily from the running stream next to her home. Jill had a wonderful "twinkle" in her eyes and her heart - an extension of the whole Straw family. That "twinkle" is now with her "Daddy" and "Grandma"that she prayed so hard to be with. We all feel Jill's joy and share those moments today. Thank you Jill for leaving precious memories with each one of us. Blessings, Carol Nystrom

Tony & Mia Gray

2011-04-09 00:00:00

Dear Chuck & Lexie,
Tony & I are saddened by the loss of Chuck's sister Jill. She and your family will be in our prayers. May God bless you all.

Louis Straw

2011-03-29 00:00:00

The heavens just became a little brighter. Jill was second to no one with that great smile that she got from two great parents. I think of you often and you are in my prayers.

Sandra Stout

2011-03-28 00:00:00

Jill , I know you are happy now in Heaven and I pray I will see you there soon. I love your Mom,Sally .Love ,Sandra

Sally Straw (Mommie)

2011-03-17 00:00:00

When daddy died I wrote you and Chickie a special letter to be read after my death but now it is you Jill with Daddy
in a most beautiful & peaceful place called HEAVEN
Take Daddy's hand and run
through the beautiful field
of WILD FLOWERS and pick me a
bouquet. When it is my time
and God take my hand and say
it is your time Sally come

B.O.B, bob

2011-03-09 00:00:00

We will remember always, when we go anywhere. :)

You are in our prayers. :)

Someone Special

2011-03-09 00:00:00

Peace, Prayers, and Blessings.

In the night of death, hope
you see stars in the night sky, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
But, perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us kknow that they are... Happy(:

Janine (Chic Ewing) Jackson

2011-02-26 00:00:00

Jillsey, memories of our times together will be with me always. You are finally free, free of all pain and suffering. You are now in the heavens with your Dad and others you loved that went before you. It is we that are left behind to suffer your passing. My deepest sympathies to your family and all those who loved you. May the wonderful memories of your smile and love bring them peace and the support of loved ones ease their pain during these difficult times. Love you JIllsey! Rest in Peace.

Angela Chiappetta Cearfoss

2011-02-15 00:00:00

I've known Jill since we were very little, living across the street from one another, then many years later, we ended up working together at Herr-Voss. Jill was always very friendly and always made me laugh. She was a joy to be around. My sympathy to all.

dana fox

2011-02-14 00:00:00

So it is good bye to my cousin who I have many memories with- childhood days and teenage fun stuff. you didn't have it easy and I feel badly when i think of that.I hope, I pray you are with granny and your dad and my brother. They will care for you while we remember your china doll face.. a face like a little girl...I love you Jill..................dana

Ami Carcaise-Knowland

2011-02-10 00:00:00

I will always remember your pretty blue eyes and smile. You were always so sweet to me even though I was so young. I always wanted to be just like you. We love you Aunt Sally and hold you close in our hearts. Love, Ami, Andy and Caroline

Farrelene Straw-Carcaise

2011-02-10 00:00:00

Love you and will miss you.

Michele Carcaise-Fox

2011-02-10 00:00:00

I find comfort in knowing you are whole again and with Granny, your Dad and Frankie. I will cherish memories of growing up together. I love you, cuz. Love, Michele Carcaise-Fox

Tracey Straw Reynolds and Family

2011-02-08 00:00:00

Our condolences to you Sally on the loss of your Jill. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Markie(Lee, Yongbok)

2011-02-07 00:00:00

I'm Lexie's nephew Yong Bok(Marklie). I'm sorry that tell you this. I felt sad hearing her works. I'm sure Jill must go to heaven.

Bobbie Jean & Phil & family

2011-02-04 00:00:00

My Aunt Sally, Chuckie, Lexie & Flip. My cousin Jill always was a beautiful angel who now is in heaven with all our other angels who were in our life. Love you Aunt Sally

Pam(moon) Spooner

2011-02-02 00:00:00

Sally & Flip,My deepest sympathy to you both.Jill is finally free, dancing with her daddy.Jill was truly the BEST boss I have ever had! Spoon and I will miss her.

David Carcaise & Family

2011-02-02 00:00:00

Aunt Sally, Chuckie & Lexi, and Flip.
Cousin Jill will always be in our thoughts. She will be joyfully remembered by all that knew her. My deepest sympathy to all of you. God Bless

Brian Baker Family

2011-02-01 00:00:00

We are deeply sadden to hear about Jill's passing. She is with the Lord now - may she rest in peace. Our prayers and condolences go out to all her family and friends. God Bless.

Robin Dexter (Bango)

2011-01-31 00:00:00

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Stephanie Atanas Kelosky

2011-01-30 00:00:00

It says to be abscent from the body, is to be present with the Lord, may all of Jillsey's suffering be done. It seems that I lost a sister, as when we grew up, we were 2 peas in a pod. Sally, you will always be in my heart & prayers.

Betsy Kim

2011-01-30 00:00:00

I remember her smile.
I hope she'll be happy in peace.
God bless you.

MiSun (Julie&Betsy's Mom)

2011-01-30 00:00:00

I'm Julie & betsy's Mom.
Today, I saw her's picture firstly.
She was so beautiful.
I'm so sad because she left in here.
I'll pray for jill.
God bless you.

Julie Kim

2011-01-30 00:00:00

I trust she lives in the heaven.
I'll pray for Jill.
God Bless You..♥

Michelle Rainey

2011-01-29 00:00:00

Love you and will miss your beautiful smile Jill. My prayers are with you my favorite Aunt Sally, Chuckie, Lexi and Flip.

Jim, Jenny Douds and family

2011-01-29 00:00:00

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Our deepest, deepest sympathy.

Jennifer Consider

2011-01-29 00:00:00

My deepest condolences. Jill will be deeply missed. All my love to you Aunt Sally, Chuckie, Lexie and Flip.

Olivia Consider

2011-01-29 00:00:00

I will miss cousin Jill. I am sad. I love you Aunt Sally and Chuckie and Lexie and Flip.

Scott Consider

2011-01-29 00:00:00

Deepest condolences. We will miss Jill.

Josh Consider

2011-01-29 00:00:00

I will never forget my favorite cousin. Always thinking for you, Aunt Sally, Chuckie, Lexie, and Flip.

Rick, Rhonda Douds & Family

2011-01-29 00:00:00

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jill will be deeply missed. She was a wonderful person with many gifts that she shared with others. All that knew her loved her. Remember she is in a happier place now looking down at all of you as an angel. Our love to all of you.

Micaylee Anderson

2011-01-29 00:00:00

Love you, will miss you! Love you aunt sally

Brianna Anderson

2011-01-29 00:00:00

I love you, and will miss you!

Michael Rainey

2011-01-29 00:00:00

Dear Aunt Sally I am truely sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the family and the good lord above is with all of us while we are going through this tough time....

Wayne, Steph and Lis Erdice

2011-01-29 00:00:00

We were so sad to hear about Jill. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

terri contreras

2011-01-29 00:00:00

Sally and Flip,
I am so sorry about the passing of Jill(jillbird). She was a kind and wonderful person with a smile that would brighten your day. She is at peace now.You are in my thoughts and prayers

Patty and Harry Johnson

2011-01-29 00:00:00

We will always have our beautiful Jill with us in our thoughts,memories and hearts. All our love and prayers are going out to you Aunt Sally,Flip,Chuckie and Lexie.

Debbie Buchanan & John Mckinney

2011-01-28 00:00:00

So sorry for your loss.
God Bless You..


2011-01-28 00:00:00

Flip & Sally,My condolences to both of you. My time with Jill was short. We did have fun with the time we were given. Jill is at peace & walking with the lord. You both are in my thoughts & prayers.

Gloria Shaffer & Debra Shaffer Sill

2011-01-28 00:00:00

Sally- Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. She will be greatly missed by you and all that knew her.

stephanie long

2011-01-28 00:00:00

May Jill rest in peace on her new journey. Jill will always be in my heart and on my mind. My condolences to Flip and Mrs. Straw SL

polly houk

2011-01-28 00:00:00

deepest sympathy to the family of jill straw,she was a beautiful person and her smile will be greatly missed by those who knew her. God be with you all.

Vicki Sgro

2011-01-28 00:00:00

Mrs. Straw and Chuckie - very sorry to hear about Jill. We went to high school and college together. Jill loved her family and her animals. I will never forget the twinkle in her eye, her great smile and how she loved the outdoors. She will be missed. God bless her.

MaryBeth Sgro Edwards

2011-01-28 00:00:00

Very sorry for your loss. I knew JILL in her good years and had many good times playing pool and listening to music. Jill was always smiling.

Glenda Nicklas

2011-01-28 00:00:00

Jill was a good friend. I know that with God's Blessing .she will rest in peace

Brenda and Dennis Whitlatch

2011-01-28 00:00:00

As Jill goes on her journey with the Lord, may the family find some comfort knowing that she is at peace now.

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