Judith A. Vaughn
1945 - 2020
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Judith A. Vaughn
WASHINGTON - Judith A. "Judy" Vaughn, 75, of Washington died at 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria, IL.
Born on August 16, 1945, in Rushville, IL, to Marshall and Elva Hummel Thompson, she married H.E. "Gene" Vaughn on August 20, 1966, in Bader, IL. He survives. Also surviving are two children, Susan (Kevin) Root of Hoopeston, IL, and Mike (Rebecca) Vaughn of Washington, IL; one brother, Marshall Thompson of Champaign, IL; and five grandchildren, Karsen Root, Rhys Root, Owen Root, Carly Vaughn and Ella Vaughn.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Thompson; and her parents.
Judy was a teacher in various grades at District #50 and District #52, both in Washington, for more than 30 years. She was also a co-founder of the Washington Christian Pre-School and an active member of the Washington Christian Church. She also enjoyed various activities and events at the Washington Historical Society.
She was extremely loyal and devoted to her family, friends and students. She loved attending extra-curricular activities and sporting events for her children and grandchildren.
Services for Judy will be private, due to current restrictions. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Washington Christian Pre-School.
Judy's memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences may also be sent to her family.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Dec. 26 to Dec. 28, 2020.
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December 27, 2020
All, My children all had Judy as a teacher at D52. What a great teacher/friend. May she enjoy her eternal life with our savior. May God wrap his arms around each and everyone of you and give you the strength that you need today and always.
Carol Loser (Breen)
Carol Loser
December 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss. We remember Judy fondly. She will be missed. She has won the race and is waiting for us all. May God hold you in His hands until you have that glorious reunion in Heaven. Your friends in Christ, Betsy and Dick Smith
Betsy Q. Smith
December 24, 2020
Vaughn family I am so sorry for your loss. Judy was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed getting to know her. I always enjoyed when she made it to the kids activities. I really enjoyed her conversations. She will be missed.
Michl Kearney
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