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Virginia Ann Vaught

On March 1, 2014, our dear Mom joined Dad (Donald M. Vaught) in Heaven. Our hearts are saddened by our loss but our souls rejoice with the angels in Heaven.

Mom was born on March 19, 1933, in the home of her parents, the late John E. and Josephine Elizabeth (Wright) Dougherty.

She was preceded in death by two siblings, Marilyn (Paul) Willis and Joseph E. Dougherty; brother-in-law, William Copeland; and sisters-in-law, Ruth Dougherty and Sue Dougherty.

She is survived by eight siblings, Donna (Tony) Laker, Charles (Mary Donna) Dougherty, Donald (Jeanie) Dougherty, Phil (Loretta) Dougherty, William (Tracy) Dougherty, James Dougherty, Steve (Elaine) Dougherty and Mary Ellen (Robert) Smith.

Upon graduating in 1951 from Whiteland Community High School, she worked in an office for Allstate Insurance for a short time.

Mom and Dad were wed on Sept. 19, 1952, at Rocklane Christian Church where she has always attended and became an active member. They soon began their family of six, all surviving: Dorothea (Garry) Reimer, Rhonda (David) Glaze, Belinda “Susie” (Jeff) Kamstra, Donanna (Kenneth) Duncan, Ronald Vaught and Regina (Brian) Day.

As she continued to be an awesome mom and grandmother in the home, she went to work in food service at Whiteland Elementary School for 15 years. Prior to and during that time, she was blessed with 17 grandchildren, Heather Welch, Josh, Donovan, Joseph and Cory Reimer, Ryan and Brad Glaze, Davina (Glaze) Tompkins, Jack and Donald “Ray” Kamstra, Nicole and Jared Duncan, Devin Vaught, Brandon Gonterman,Tyler Derringer and Garrett and Larissa Day; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Mom always received great pride and joy from being with family and friends as well as being a part of a large family, including the blessing of 26 nieces and nephews (22 surviving and four deceased) and their blessings of many little ones.

Mom loved spending time with Dad, family and friends. At church, she was involved in CWF and helping to cook and serve many a meal. She was a member of a homemakers group and always available for a game of euchre with at least four regular groups, with friends in their homes, a ladies group of friends, Nineveh Senior Citizens Center and the Masonic Lodge in Franklin.

The Rev. Rob Keaton will conduct a service at 1 p.m. on Friday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St., (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rocklane Cemetery in Greenwood.

Online condolences may be received at www.flinnmaguire.net.

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