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The Carthage Press
  • Betty J. Vaughn

  • Betty J. Vaughn, 84, passed away June 6, 2013 at Freeman Hospital.
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  • Betty J. Vaughn, 84, passed away June 6, 2013 at Freeman Hospital.
    She was born April 10, 1929 in Foss, Okla., to Carl Johnson and Lonnie Wesner Johnson. Betty was a longtime Carthage resident, she was a homemaker and she worked as a bookkeeper for the First Assembly of God Church of Carthage. She was a member of the First Assembly of God of Carthage.
    Betty was united in marriage J.E. Vaughn on Jan. 23, 1949 in Elk City, Okla., he preceded her in death Dec. 8, 1996.
    Betty was survived by three daughters: Glenda Hailey of Joplin, Jeanne Stewart of Carthage and Sherry Hillebert of Eudora, Kan., and three sons Tommy Vaughn of Diamond and Jim Vaughn of Carthage. Four sisters: Anna Laura Hutson of Oklahoma city, Okla., Lorene “Dinky” Bayless of Oklahoma city, Okla., Doris Whitson of Liberal, Mo., and Carlene James of Canute, Okla.
    Betty was preceded by her parents, one daughter Kathy Peterson Jan. 18, 2001, two sisters Leota Fancher and Joan Bowles, one brother Dick Johnson.
    Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Park Cemetery Carthage, Mo. Pastor Larry Graham will officiate the service. Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.
    Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association care of Ulmer Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

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