April 14, 1933 - November 10, 2008
Mrs. Bettie Lois (Welker) Vaughan, 75, Republic, passed away November 10, 2008 in her home. She was born April 14, 1933 in Lyon County, Kentucky, to William Amon and Mamie Lee (Reynolds) Welker. She was united in marriage to James Robert Vaughan on June 2, 1950.  After traveling with the military for several years they finished raising their family of 13 children in the Springfield, Missouri area. Bettie worked as a registered nurse at St. John's and Cox Hospitals, the Sigma House, and private nursing. Her husband, James Robert; a daughter, Jane Catherine; and a grandson, Ricky Allen, preceded her in death.  She is survived by twelve children, Anne Lois Vaughan, Goodyear, Ariz., James Robert Vaughan, II, Elizaville, N.Y., Cynthia Melissa Massey, Springfield, Wade H. Vaughan, Taneyville, Ronald Clayton Vaughan, Springfield, Kenneth Ellis Vaughan, Willard, Mo., Dana Haydon Vaughan, Willard, Colo., Mary Grace Gentz, Potter, Neb., Ivan Douglas "Pete" Vaughan, Springfield, Clifton Lee Vaughan, Grandview, Mo., Martha JoEllen Vaughan, Springfield, and Dayle Reynolds Vaughan; a daughter-in-law, with whom she made her home, Tami Wosick, Republic; 33 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.  No services are planned.  Online condolences may be posted on this website.


Meadors Funeral Home Republic, Missouri 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008


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