Charles Vaughn

FARMINGTON - Charles H. Vaughn, 81, of 393 E. Vine St. passed away at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at his home.

He was born Aug. 9, 1932, in Pleasant Township, Fulton County, the son of Harvey and Mary (Kruzan) Vaughn. He married Martha Parkinson on July 17, 1966, in Lewistown. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Tina (Bob) Shumaker of Heyworth and Teresa (Shawn) Lane of Cuba; and four grandchildren, Sydney and Abbey Shumaker and Wyatt and Wayde Lane.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and five sisters.

Charles worked for Mid-State Coal Co. for 26 years at the Rapatee Mine, retiring in 1995.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and had tours of duty in Naples, Athens and Turkey.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Farmington Lodge, UMWA and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 649 and was a 50-year member of the Farmington American Legion.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown, where military services will be conducted. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the memorial home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad or Clayberg Nursing Home activity fund.

To view Charles life tribute video or to send online condolences, visit

Funeral Home

Henry-Lange Memorial Home
203 North Illinois Street Lewistown, IL 61542
(309) 547-2013

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 30, 2014