Argenta Jane Vaughn, known to all as Janie, nee Patterson, 83, St. Clair, departed this life Sunday, April 13, 2014, in St. Clair.
Janie, daughter of the late Joseph Russell Patterson and wife Jennie Viannah Jane, nee Doud, was born Feb. 12, 1931, in Lonedell. She was united in marriage to Arliss Arthur Vaughn June 22, 1968.
Janie was a Christian, having been raised in the Baptist faith and believing in the Lord as her Savior. During her working career, she was employed by Carmo Shoe Factory and Brown Shoe Company, both in Union, and then by VonWeise Gear Company, St. Clair, for several years. In more recent years, she was employed as a machine operator at Paramount, Bourbon, a hat and apparel manufacturing company, retiring after 12 years of service. Janie had a variety of interests throughout her life, including riding and showing horses, and going to rodeos and horse shows, mainly at St. Clair Saddle Club, where she was a member. She also loved to crochet and watch sports on television, including football, hockey and basketball games. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, and never missed watching their games. Janie had a special affection for her pet poodles, Sha Boo and K-Jo. Although she had no children of her own, she loved her nieces and nephews as her own. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will live forever in their hearts.
Janie is survived by one brother, Fred Patterson and wife Wanda, House Springs; one sister, Elizabeth "Liz" Thomure, St. Clair; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
Janie was preceded in death by her husband, Arliss Arthur Vaughn; parents, Joseph Russell and Jennie Viannah Jane Patterson; two brothers, Eugene Patterson and Joseph "Butch" Patterson; and two sisters, Mary McDowell and Selma Wilson.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Jim Watson officiating.
Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair.
Memorials may be made to
. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.