Thomas Laughlin, 73


Thomas L. Laughlin, 73, of Canton, former employee of Excel Industries and Hustler Turf Equipment of Hesston and U.S. Navy veteran, died Jan. 20 at Medical City Dallas (Texas) Hospital.

The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at Canton United Methodist Church with pastor Richard Brooks officiating. Burial will take place at Canton Township Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at Olson’s Mortuary in Canton.

He was born Nov. 23, 1934, to Emmet and Viola (Kennison) Laughlin in Salina. On Dec. 18, 1960, he was married to Maida Tinsley, who survives in Canton.

He is also survived by a son, Chuck Laughlin of Dallas; a daughter, Penny and Tod Chapman of Dallas; a sister, Luella Base of Salina; and two grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with Canton United Methodist Church, the American Diabetes Association and the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.


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