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.
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
Good bye, Jill.
We will good take care of mom.
Elma Robinson Aunt
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
denny and cheryl
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
Jim & Cindy
We're here for you.
Toots & Bob
We miss you.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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)
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
with me TWO VERY SPECIAL
LOVED ONES ARE WAITING FOR YOU
We will remember always, when we go anywhere. :)
You are in our prayers. :)
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Love you and will miss you.
Tracey Straw Reynolds and Family
Our condolences to you Sally on the loss of your Jill. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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
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
David Carcaise & Family
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
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.
Brian Baker Family
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)
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
Stephanie Atanas Kelosky
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.
I remember her smile.
I hope she'll be happy in peace.
God bless you.
MiSun (Julie&Betsy's Mom)
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.
I trust she lives in the heaven.
I'll pray for Jill.
God Bless You..♥
I will never forget my favorite cousin. Always thinking for you, Aunt Sally, Chuckie, Lexie, and Flip.
Deepest condolences. We will miss Jill.
I will miss cousin Jill. I am sad. I love you Aunt Sally and Chuckie and Lexie and Flip.
My deepest condolences. Jill will be deeply missed. All my love to you Aunt Sally, Chuckie, Lexie and Flip.
Jim, Jenny Douds and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Our deepest, deepest sympathy.
Rick, Rhonda Douds & Family
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.
Love you, will miss you! Love you aunt sally
Love you and will miss your beautiful smile Jill. My prayers are with you my favorite Aunt Sally, Chuckie, Lexi and Flip.
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
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.
Wayne, Steph and Lis Erdice
We were so sad to hear about Jill. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.
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....
I love you, and will miss you!
Brenda and Dennis Whitlatch
As Jill goes on her journey with the Lord, may the family find some comfort knowing that she is at peace now.
Jill was a good friend. I know that with God's Blessing .she will rest in peace
MaryBeth Sgro Edwards
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.
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.
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.
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
Debbie Buchanan & John Mckinney
So sorry for your loss.
God Bless You..
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
Sally- Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. She will be greatly missed by you and all that knew her.
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