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ELDO VAUGHN HOSMANN(1925 - 2013)

E. Vaughn Hosmann, 88, of Blue Springs, Mo., and Pharr, Texas, passed away Oct. 31, 2013. Funeral to be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Floral Hills, followed by Royal Order of the Jesters Rose Ceremony. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hosmann was President/CEO of Boatmens Raytown Bank, retiring after 42 years of employment in 1988 as Chairman of the Board. He was born April 25, 1925, in Fairfield, Mo., to Herman and Nellie Hosmann. A 1942 graduate of Warsaw High School, Vaughn married Mildred Ann Clark, his high school classmate, in May 1943, creating a 54-year marriage terminated by her death in 1998. South Texas was the winter home of Vaughn and Millie following retirement. He was a 4-year veteran of World War II with the U.S. Naval Communications as a Radioman. Two and-a- half years were spent in the South Pacific under Adm. Halsey's command reclaiming the Solomon Islands. Early in his career, following nine years of night school, he obtained a Graduate degree in Commercial Banking from the American Institute of Banking followed by a Graduate degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers. As a member of the American Institute of Banking, Vaughn held all offices culminating in the Presidency of the Kansas City Chapter in 1965. He holds affiliation and membership in varied trade organizations in addition to Life memberships in VFW, Sertoma International, Raytown Masonic Lodge 391, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry and Ararat Shrine of Kansas City. Much enjoyment was realized with the Royal Order of Jesters, Court 54. Vaughn served as President of the Raytown Chamber of Commerce, was active in Junior Achievement, and was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs Red Coat Club. He is a member of Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Blue Springs. An avid outdoorsman, he spent many happy hours hunting, fishing, canoeing, golfing and pitching horseshoes. He and Millie were members of the Holiday Rambler RV club. After neglecting his radio skills for many years, Vaughn renewed his ham radio license. Many acquaintances knew him as KG0KT, his call letters. Surviving are two daughters, Sue Travelstead of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jo Ann McIntosh of Kansas City, Kan.; one son, Thomas Hosmann of Machesney Park, Ill.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition, he is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Nellie Hosmann, brother, Harvey, sister-in-law, Shirley, and his wife, Mildred Ann. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Blue Springs. The family would like to thank Gentiva Hospice and Sweet Life Rosehill for their compassionate care. Fond memories and condolences at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com. Arr. D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218. D


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Floral Hills Funeral Home and Floral Hills Cemetery
7000 BLUE RIDGE BLVD KANSAS CITY, MO 64133
(816) 353-1218

Published in Kansas City Star on Nov. 3, 2013
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