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Virginia Katherine "Katie" Vaughn of Eldorado

updated: 10/22/2018 3:35 PM

Virginia Katherine "Katie" Vaughn, 93, of Eldorado, passed away Oct. 18, 2018 in the Wabash Christian Center in Carmi.

Katie was born in Eldorado on Dec. 31, 1924 to the late Charles and Nancy (Chandler) Chaffin. She worked as a retail clerk and was a Baptist by faith. She married Sam Vaughn in 1943 in Morganfield, Kentucky and they were married 73 years until he preceded her in death in 2016.

Surviving is her daughter, Nancy (Steve) Hill of Melborne, Florida. Also surviving is a granddaughter, Kari (Mike) Hale of Eldorado; and four stepgranddaughters, Susan Deain, Kristen and Dylan Robinson (Ellie and Ember), Morgan and Cody Mercer and Olivia and Braxton Dean. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews including Janet Waltz Bartley of Eldorado and Charles "Butch" (Jane) Chaffin of New Hope, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sammie Kay Vaughn.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Wolf Creek Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Worthington will officiate.

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