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Frances M. Vaughan

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Frances M. Vaughan, age 96 of Arthur, and formerly of Cherokee, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Odeboldt Father David Hemann will be officiating. Visitation will be at the church in Odeboldt from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on today with the family present from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will be a Catholic prayer service at the church at 5 p.m. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

Frances M. Vaughan, the daughter of John and Clara (Bicksler) Miller, was born May 24, 1915, in Sac County. Her Childhood years were spent in Sac County where she received her education while helping on the farm.

On Dec. 14, 1940 she was united in marriage to Bernard Vaughan at Storm Lake. In 1961 they bought the Skyline Motel in Cherokee. They were motel managers until January of 1974. Bernard passed away in 1973. The following year, Frances moved to Arthur.

Frances was a very devout Christian. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, and most of all, she cherished the time she spent with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard Vaughan; three daughters: Baby Vaughan at birth, Mary Jane Norris, and Cheryl Vaughan; one granddaughter, Kimberly Bendixen; siblings: Rose Terlisner, Blanche Theis, Pearl (Roll) Dinges, Vincent Miller, and Leo Miller.

She is survived by her children: Bernard Jr. (Shari) Vaughan of Norwalk, John Vaughan of Aurelia, and Debra (Don) Rogge of Loveland, Colo.; nine grandchildren: Troy Vaughan, Todd Vaughan, Terry Vaughan, David Vaughan, Kristi Phipps, Vicki Allbaugh, Jason Rogge, Erin Rogge, and Donald Norris; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Donald Miller of Odeboldt, Florence Wunschel of Ida Grove, and Ruth Roeder and many other relatives and friends.