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Jeanine Marilyn (Bunge) Laughlin 1933 - 2017
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Jeanine Marilyn (Bunge) Laughlin 1933 - 2017

   LENEXA — Jeanine Laughlin, 84, passed away quietly Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at her home in Covenant Place of Lenexa, in Lenexa, Ks. She was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Iowa Falls, Iowa to Dr. E. F. and Evelyn (Nay) Bunge. She proudly graduated from Topeka High
School in 1950 and Fort Hays State University in 1981.
   Spending her childhood in Iowa, Jeanine was an avid sports woman, participating in gymnastics and volleyball, with her greatest love being tennis. The culmination of her winning career was being the Missouri Valley junior women’s champion. Jeanine married Bill Laughlin on Jan. 28, 1967, and moved to Great Bend. She later taught tennis for the Great Bend Recreational Commission and, in 1998 and 2000, represented the State of Kansas in tennis at the U.S. Senior Olympics.
   She was an active member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church, Gideons International, Women’s Aglow, and PEO, a Past President of the Kansas State Twins Association, and a founding member of the Foundry Methodist Church, in Great Bend. She enjoyed playing bridge and family card games. Her faith in Jesus Christ, her family, and friends were most important to her.
   Jeanine was preceded in death by her parents; and her identical twin sister Joanne Pomeroy. She is survived by her loving
husband, the Honorable William J. (Bill) Laughlin; daughters Bonnie J. Deuschle and husband Tom of Harare, Zimbabwe, and Laura L. Ehrlich and husband Ben of Lenexa. Her grandchildren are Adam Ehrlich, Tulsa, Okla., Kristen (Ehrlich) and Ben Gallaher, Johnston, Iowa, and Tommy (and Rachel), Jonathan, Ben, Daniel, and Sarah Deuschle of Harare; and three great-grandchildren.
   The memorial service was held at Grace Christian Fellowship Church on December 12, 2017. Memorial contributions in Jeanine’s name are requested to be sent to the church at 7230 Quivira Rd, Shawnee, KS. Jeanine will be inurned at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka, beside her twin sister and parents.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 17, 2017