Marguerite McLaughlin Brake passed away February 23, 2011 in Oklahoma City. She was born on October 29, 1910 in Coalgate, OK. She was the third of five children born to Henry and Etta Lacy McLaughlin. She attended school in Coalgate and in Oklahoma City. On March 13, 1943 she married Capt. John Brake, U.S. Army. They were married 46 years. “Uncle Johnny” preceded her in death in 1989. Marguerite was a faithful employee of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 50 years. She was the first female manager in the Oklahoma City office. She was a member of the Pilot Club International, the UMW, Republican Women, and enjoyed her weekly Bridge games with “the girls.” She also enjoyed volunteering in her community, particularly at The Lyric Theatre.
“Aunt Marguerite” was preceded in death by her father, her mother, her husband, her brothers, Gratton, Charles, and Lucian McLaughlin; her sister, Bessie Rafferty; and many other treasured relatives and friends. She is survived by her nieces, Doris Jean Kupka and Linda McLaughlin Lawson and her husband Jim; and great-nephews Bob Smith and his wife Debbie and Don McLaughlin Jr. and his wife Elizabeth. She is also survived by five great-great nieces, four great-great nephews, nine great-great-great nieces, and four great-great-great nephews.
Visitation will be on Wednesday evening at Hahn-Cook and the funeral service will be Thursday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.