Wilma J. Vaughn
Mrs. Wilma J. Vaughn, of Troy, Mo., passed away on June 15, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lake Saint Louis, Mo. She was born on July 7, 1934, in Pollard, Ark., to Louis and Meda (Latta) Gossett. Wilma was an only child and very special to her parents.
She met, and later married, Leslie Jerreld Vaughn from her hometown on Sept. 19, 1952. They were blessed with four children, her daughter, Linda, and her three sons, Larry, Jerry and David. The family later moved to Missouri where Wilma got a job with Proctor and Gamble, retiring in 1991. She also loved to root for the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team. In August of 1998 her beloved husband passed away and her daughter in November 2008. Wilma tried to keep busy and take care of her family. She also enjoyed growing tomato plants and being outdoors. Wilma's family was of the utmost importance to her.
Surviving are her loving children, Larry (Robin) Vaughn, Jerry (Kathy) Vaughn and David (Sue) Vaughn; her son-in-law, Stan Atchison; her four adoring grandchildren, Tabby (D.J.) Salisbury, Lucas (Tori) Vaughn, Dyan (William) Dust, Brittney (Austin) Byrd, and her nine great-grandchildren, Ashlynn, Chase, Stephen, Jordan, Jake, Alyssa, Caleb, Brent and Brooke. She is further survived by her brother-in-laws, Billy Vaughn and Therrell (Emmalou) Vaughn, along with other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter and her brother-in-law, Terry Vaughn.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at the Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel. Interment will be in the Cummins Chapel Cemetery, Pollard, Ark.