Jesse Glispin Vaughn(1922 - 2013)

Jesse Glispin Vaughn

WADSWORTH -- Jesse Glispin Vaughn, 91, passed away December 28, 2013 at the Hospice Care Center in Medina.

He was born April 18, 1922, in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Jesse G. Vaughn, Sr., and Fannie Anna (Moore-head) Vaughn. After graduating from Battle Creek High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served aboard the USS Belfast in the South Pacific during World War II. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1952 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. 'Jess' retired in 1987 from the Babcock & Wilcox Company, Barberton, after 35 years of service. He was a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, V.F.W., and American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Helen (Good); son, Robert G. Vaughn; and parents. Jesse is survived by children, Marilyn J. (David) Walker of Wadsworth, and David J. (Tessie) Vaughn of Monroe, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Cheryl (Luke) Roenneburg of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, Carl G. Vaughn of Overland Park, Kansas, Thomas G. (Tini) Walker of Monterey, California, and Daniel J. (Hillary) Walker of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being made by Gillman Funeral Home of Rittman, Ohio, with burial at Hicks Cemetery in Battle Creek at a later date.

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Dec. 29, 2013