"Katie" VaughnSept 7, 1919 - Nov 15, 2012 YUKON Alice Katherine "Katie" Vaughn, 93, passed away on November 15, 2012, with her family at her side. She was born on September 7, 1919, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Donovan and Sadie (Johnson) Wagner. Katie graduated from Classen High School. She married Thomas John "T.J." Vaughn on September 6, 1942. Two sons were born to this union. Katie's younger brother, Bill D. Wagner, came to live with the family after the death of his parents in 1954. She worked as an office manager for Henry G. Bennett, Jr., gynecologist and Chief of Staff at Baptist Hospital. Katie and T.J. were founding members of the Village United Methodist Church. She had a beautiful voice and sang in the Triple Trio at the church. She was an avid reader. Katie was a devoted mother, sister and grandmother, who looked forward to spending time with her family and organizing family gatherings. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas J. Vaughn, Jr. and his wife Susan, and Don H. Vaughn and his wife Sarah; her brother, Bill Wagner and his wife Joann; Bill's children, Donavan, Wade and Anna; her sister, Donna Morrison and her husband Jeff; her grandchildren, Laura Vaughn and her husband Justin, Ryan Vaughn, Cliff Vaughn and his wife Deanna, and Jill Steed and her husband Will; three step-grandchildren, Brittany, Zachary and Wesley Ruedy; and seven great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Brock, Katherine, Nicole, Jacquelyn, Elizabeth and T.J. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012, at the Village United Methodist Church, with interment following at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will be receiving guests 6-8 p.m. on Sunday evening at Chapel Hill Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at www.chapelhill-okc.com www.chapelhill-okc.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 18, 2012