Deborah L. (Snavely) Vaughn

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Deborah L. Vaughn (nee Snavely)

Deborah L. Vaughn, age 66, of Middletown, DE passed away peacefully on February 15, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in 1947 in Kennett Square, PA, Deborah was a loving and generous woman who always had a hand to lend or a shoulder to lean on and was eager to listen. Deborah had a feisty sense of humor and an adventurous spirit. She was a 1966 graduate of William Penn High School, New Castle, DE. Deborah spent her life caring for others as a nurse, she was employed for over 20 years by Millcroft Nursing Home in Newark, DE. She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many.

Deborah is survived by her husband of 32 years, William Vaughn, III of Middletown, DE; her only son Tim and his wife (Sharron); 3 granddaughters, Marina, Ashley and Saige Snavely, all of Newark, DE; sister, Patty Stumbers; brother, Bobby Cantler; sisters-in-law, Candy Calloway (Arthur), Linda Olsen (Tom); brother-in-law, Charles Jones (Peggy); as well as 5 nieces, 2 nephews, 5 great nieces and 3 great nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 6 to 8pm at the Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720. Prayer Services will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Deborah's name to the Seasons Hospice Foundation, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, 19713.

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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2014
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