Irene Vaughn, 87, of Rushville, passed away at 12:07 AM, Sunday, December 13, 2020, at her home.
She was born on September 22, 1933, in Rushville, the daughter of Truman and Elizabeth (Illman) Estes. She married Eldon Vaughn on February 26, 1955, at the Rushville Free Methodist Church, and he survives.
Also surviving are four sons Gale Vaughn and wife Jaci of Jacksonville, Gary Vaughn and wife Debbie, Ronald Vaughn and wife Annette, and Donald Vaughn and wife Angel all of Rushville, two daughters Vicki Vaughn of Table Grove and Beth Stambaugh and husband Neal of Browning, fourteen grandchildren, Drew Vaughn and wife Jenny, Brian Vaughn significant other Lindsay Kasten, Branden Vaughn, Sarah Vaughn, Amy Ward and husband Terry, Nic Vaughn and wife Nikita, Jenna Wooldridge and husband Adam, Ryu Vaughn, Zak Vaughn, Tia Vaughn, Ady Vaughn, Raven Vaughn, Shon Vaughn, and Dawson Vaughn, thirteen great grandchildren Jacqueline, Eduardo, Roberto and Carolina Vaughn, Krista and Austin Vaughn, Christian and Gabbie Ward, Trevor Perry, Amelia Ward, Hadley, and Aurora Vaughn, Benji Hynek, with another due in July, one great great granddaughter Arya Coulter, one sister Betty Paisley and husband Larry of Rushville, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter Beth Vaughn, two sisters Mary Frances Cunningham and Joan Rice.
Irene was a graduate of Rushville High School and attended Greenville College. She first worked at Mickleberry’s in Rushville. For 25 years, she was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville, retiring in 2004. She was most proud of her children and her role as homemaker and helping with the family farm.
She was a member of the Hope Church, formerly known as the Rushville Free Methodist Church. She enjoyed shopping for antiques, growing flowers and loved attending her grandchildren’s activities. She was a huge supporter of the Rushville Lady Rockets basketball team.
Private family services will be held at the Hope Church, in Rushville, with Pastor David Ball officiating. A recording of the service will be available on the funeral home website after 5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. An informal visitation without the family present will be from noon until 6:00 PM Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested to the Hope Church or McDonough District Hospital Hospice