Margaret Lavonna Vaughn, 88, of Harrisonville, was born, July 27, 1932, on the family farm south of Pleasant Hill, the youngest daughter of William Henry and Frieda Ann Bertha (Saathoff) Maynard. She departed this life, Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit.
Margaret was a 1950 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
On April 9, 1950, she was united in marriage to Bernie Clifford Vaughn in Lee’s Summit and to this union two sons and one daughter was born. He preceded her in death on February 13, 2016.
Margaret was employed as a waitress in Pleasant Hill for a while and in 1961 went to work at Western Electric in Lee’s Summit. Later she worked for Ruperts Manufacturing in Blue Springs until she had to take leave because of her Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Margaret and Bernie lived on a farm west of Pleasant Hill for 55 years. In June of 2006 they sold their farm and bought a home in Harrisonville. They spent the winter in Panama City Beach, Florida for 23 years. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church where she served on the Diaconate. She truly enjoyed her church and her Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was also a member of the Ivy Leaf Chapter #215 Order of the Eastern Star, the Homemakers Hobby Club. She enjoyed going to the Community Center in Harrisonville with her friends to exercise, swim, and eat meals. She also loved reading and crocheting different things for her family and friends and playing Bunco.
Margaret was also preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Esther Porter, Gladys Bell, Maxine Hershberger, and Faye Porter.
She is survived by two sons, Wayne (and Linda) Vaughn of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and Bill (and Annie) Vaughn of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Linda (and Mickey) Robertson of Salem, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren, Michelle Dixon, Kate Scott, Karen Diller, Chris Vaughn, Adam Vaughn, Scott Vaughn, and Julie Vaughn; 13 great grandchildren, Ethan Dixon Millard, Allison Scott, Owen Scott, Claire Diller, Grace Diller, Taylor Badger, Conway Vaughn, Delilah Vaughn, Tyler Vaughn, Olivia Vaughn, Emma Kinney, Michael Kinney, and Alex Vaughn; other relatives and friends.
Private family graveside services were held in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550