Maryetta Jayne (Shearer) VAUGHN

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VAUGHN, Maryetta Jayne (Shearer)

died of heart failure May 15, 2018, at Brooksville Healthcare Center. Born March 8, 1924 in Waynesboro, PA to the late Joseph Brown Shearer and Mary Bertha Hoffman Shearer, she attended Franklin County Schools where in 1938, she was the only student in county history to achieve a perfect score on the high school mathematics entrance exam. She was an honor graduate of Greencastle High School where she received distinguished achievement awards in French and math. During WWII she was employed by Letterkenny Ordinance Depot in Chambersburg, PA. She married Irvin Willis Vaughn and lived for a short time in Tampa and Dade City, FL before moving permanently to Brooksville, FL. She was a member of the Baptist faith, and served the First Baptist Church of Brooksville as Superintendant of Sunday School and Principal of Vacation Bible School. From 1962-1968 she was Assistant County Librarian at Lykes Memorial County Library. After leaving the library, she worked as a teller at First National Bank of Brooksville retiring as Assistant Cashier from what now is known as Bank of America. She was a cattle rancher since 1967. For 18 years she was a volunteer at Lykes Memorial Hospital where she was a "Pink Lady" and Membership Chairperson of the Hospital Volunteers. In 1975, she was awarded the Service to Mankind Award by the Brooksville Sertoma Club. She is preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Willis Vaughn; by her son, Robert Irvin Vaughn; infant grandchild, Jeffrey Andrew Vaughn; two brothers, Harry Donald Kaufman of Waynesboro, PA and Richard Ernest Shearer of St. Thomas, PA; two sisters, Betty Louise Fittry of Greencastle, PA and Margaret Irene Reichard of Greencastle, PA. She is survived by one brother, Joseph Wesley Shearer of Greencastle, PA; by her daughters, Dona D. Vaughn (Ron Raines) of New York, NY, Faye Stine (Allen) of Gainesville, FL, Linda Knaust (Peter) of Bermuda Dunes, CA, Carol Flynn (David) of Hudson, FL, Cheryl Elliott of Brooksville, FL; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandchild. A visitation for family and friends will be held 1-2 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel, where services will begin at 2 pm. Burial will follow at Brooksville Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the deceased's memory to the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation, Inc., 6333 River Road, New Port Richey, FL 34652 or go to Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville, Florida (352) 796-6699 "Family Owned & Operated"
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 18, 2018