Laura "Chris" McFadden

July 14, 1926June 29, 2018
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MCFADDEN, Laura “Chris”, age 91 of Beavercreek passed away on June 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Ed “Lefty” McFadden, parents Sarah Velma and James Pike, daughter Sharon Hubbard, brothers John Mainard, Jim Pike, and Richard Pike, and sister Margaret Bentley. Laura is survived by her children Michelle (Tom) Haas and Ava (Joe) Rinkus; brother Joe (Wilene) Pike; sisters Betty (Mike) Hutson, Althea (Max) Boling; grandchildren Brandon (Tabitha) Smith, Rhonda (Rich) Covert, Robert Smith, Tom Hubbard, Stephanie (Tommy) Fulton, Nicole (Carl) Webb, Ben (Mindy) Haas, Jody (Rachael) Rinkus, Matt (Rachel) Rinkus; 23 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews Shirley Webb, Linda Floyd, Linda Moore and De Lambert, and lifelong friend Bernice Miller. Chris was raised in rural Oklahoma during the great depression. She proudly served as a WAC during WW II and was based at Tinker Field in Oklahoma City where she met and married Ed Lefty McFadden. During their 59 ½ year marriage they lived in Oklahoma, Utah, Maryland, Florida and Ohio, settling in Beavercreek in 1957 where they became proud and active members of the community. She was a member of Valley View Garden Club, Beaver United Church of Christ, and volunteered for many years at the Greene County Board of Elections. She was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds, UD Basketball, and she became more interested in the world of Ice hockey than she could ever have imagined because of Lefty. She will be remembered for her wisdom, grace, strength of character and love of laughter. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Memorial services will be held at the Tobias Funeral Home – Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services on Friday, July 13. Memorial contributions can be made to Beaver United Church of Christ, the American Heart Association, or the Salvation Army.


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, July 13, 2018

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Cynthia Biaselli

July 10, 2018

Please accept our family's condolences for the loss of your Mother.

It has been over fifty years since our families met & became good friends through hockey. How blessed we are to have always stayed in touch & be able to visit on occasion & relive our favorite memories.

What an amazing person your Mom has always been. I'll always remember her joy of laughter, her smiles & open arms for all of us. So warm & caring that we admired her, respected her & truly loved her.

Chris touched us so deeply that she will always be a part of us. She was a jewel & will always shine in our hearts.

We will never forget,
With Love,

Cindy Biaselli
The Huffman Family

katherine trimbach

July 8, 2018

I was sadden to read about Laura's passing, although I hadn't
seen her in many years I remember her being my maid of honor when I was married in 1945 in salt lake city utah she was a petite little lady in her wac uniform I remember your father lefty he was a good friend of my husband she will be missed please accept my condolences ( if this is a repeat I apologise)

American Heart Association

July 5, 2018

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.