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Betty Vaughn

January 20th, 1923 – January 2nd, 2015

Betty E. Vaughn, age 91 of Canton, formerly of Astoria, IL, passed away at 7:01 a.m. Friday, january 2, 2015 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on May 19, 1923 in Canton, a daughter of John and Edna (Dunning) Opper. She married Harold Vaughn on January 1, 1942 in Kahoka, MO. He survives.

Also surviving are her son Gene (and Judy) Vaughn of Washington, IL, two grandchildren, Suzie (and Kevin) Root and Mike (and Rebecca) Vaughn, and five great-grandchildren, Karsen, Rhys, and Owen Root and Carly and Ella Vaughn.

Betty was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Sue Vaughn and her brother, John Opper.

She worked for the US Postal Service for 34 years, retiring in 1988. She worked at the Ipava, Summum, and Astoria Post Offices.

Betty was a member of the Ipava OES #226, the Astoria American Legion Auxiliary, and the Astoria United Methodist Church. She was an excellent seamstress, making clothes for her family. She enjoyed baking birthday cakes for her family, as well. She was a loyal Cubs fan.

Services will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 11:00 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Vince Opper will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the services. The Ipava OES #226 will provide Eastern Star services. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Astoria Fire Department.


January 3rd, 2015

Thoughts and Prayers from The Malott and The Taylor Families

January 4th, 2015

We are so sorry for your loss. Betty was a special lady.

January 4th, 2015

Harold - you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jodie & Robbin Kost

January 5th, 2015

Betty was one of those rare people who had a fun outlook on life. She and Harold were special friends to Mom and Dad. We will miss you. Merrie Jean and Roy Parry and family.

January 6th, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Betty used to give my sister and I perms when we were little. We used to swing from vines with Gene behind there big farmhouse. She was such a sweet lady. Kenny & Phillis (Morse)Utterback

January 6th, 2015

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Betty was a very special lady. Barb Miller

January 17th, 2015

It's been a long time since I lived in Astoria, but the Vaughn's were a treasure, and a fond memory for me. Prayers and good thoughts for the family during this most difficult time. Monte Schisler, Branson Missouri