Dennis Lyle McLaughlin, 64 of Owaneco, died at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Dennis was born on July 20, 1955 in Taylorville, the son of George and Doris (Matson) McLaughlin. He married Kathy Sherman on March 11, 1986 at the Owaneco United Methodist Church, where he was a member. He was also a member of the Laborers’ Local 159 out of Decatur and worked hard his entire life to provide for his family. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, a tradition he passed down to his son. Dennis enjoyed the outdoors, but above all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Dennis had a big heart and he will truly be missed.  


In addition to his wife Kathy of over 33 years, Dennis is survived by his son, Mark (Christy) Callaway of Owaneco, four grandchildren: Mark (Tahnee) Callaway, Ryan (Erin Creamer) Callaway, Keith Callaway, and Kylie Callaway; one great granddaughter: Kynlee Callaway; two brothers: Steve (Dolores) McLaughlin of Taylorville, and Scotty McLaughlin of Owaneco; as well as his mother: Doris McLaughlin of Owaneco; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dennis was preceded in death by his father and one brother: Bill McLaughlin.


Dennis’s family will host a service in his honor at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Owaneco United Methodist Church with Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Walker officiating. Inurnment will take place later at Owaneco Cemetery.


McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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