Thursday, November 29, 2007

Charles A. Vaughan, 80, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was born March 11, 1927, at Cassville, the son of Earl and Ethel (Nafus) Vaughan. He was united in marriage Sept. 23, 1950, in Aurora, to Joyce Eloise Sivadon, who preceded him in death June 11, 2006.

Survivors include: two sons, Charles Allen Vaughan and his wife, Patricia Lee, of Forks, Wash., and Steven Eric Vaughan and his wife, Diana, of Ponca City, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Roberta Helen Vaughan and her fiancé, Kyle Kakligian, of Sunnyvale, Calif., James Allen "Jamie" Vaughan, of Forks, Wash., Steven Robert Vaughan and his fiancée, Jennifer, Hendrickson, Christopher James Vaughan, Ashley Danielle Vaughan, Matthew Dale Vaughan and Amber Joy Vaughan, all of Ponca City, Oklahoma; mother-in-law, Helen Meador, of Ponca City, Okla.; several other relatives; and a host of friends.

Besides his loving wife of over 55 years, Charles was preceded in death by his parents and two grandsons, John Charles Vaughan and Jacob Albert Vaughan.

Charlie grew up in Barry County, graduated from Cassville High School, and SMS (Missouri State University) in Springfield. He was a teacher in several rural schools before he took the position of Rural School Superintendent. He was active in the Boy Scouts, serving as the Scout Master for Troop 76 for 50 years. During those 50 years, he had 78 boys to become Eagle Scouts. Charlie never retired; he worked at the lumber company and built birdhouses. For the last year, he had the privilege of seeing a part of the building of the Buffalo Waller Ranch, a hunting preserve in Ponca City, Okla., which was a vision and dream of his son, Steve and his family.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cassville, Men's Sunday School Class, Triple L (Living Longer and Loving It) and Boy Scout Troop 76. In Ponca City, Charlie was known as the, "Go Cats Man." He had recently made a wildcat sign at his residents west of the football field and flashed the lights at every touchdown. He had always been a Wildcat at heart watching his sons play at Cassville and grandchildren play at Ponca City, both mascots being Wildcats.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, in the First Baptist Church, Cassville, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home. Rev. James Weaver conducted the services. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.

Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 76 in care of Fohn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Cassville, MO 65625. Paid

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