Obit: Vaughan, Lillian #2 (1868 - 1937)
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Vaughan, Lillian (23 Apr. 1868 - 9 Oct. 1937)
Miss Lillian Vaughan passed away at her late home in the town of Unity on Saturday morning, October 9, 1937, aged 69 years, her death being caused by a cancer from which she has suffered for the past several months.
Miss Vaughan, daughter of Daniel B. and Sarah J. Vaughan, was born near Sun Prairie, Wis., April 23, 1868. In 1880 the family moved to Unity, Wis., and it was just 57 years ago that she first set foot upon the farm that has continued to be her home nearly all of the time.
She attended and graduated from our schools and has spent most of her life among us. For more than a year she engaged in evangelistic work as a member of the Christian Crusaders, then returning home and devoted her life to the car of her parents and brothers. For several years she served as a substitute carrier on rural route No. 1 out of Unity and was the first carrier on route two when it was first authorized, serving six months as temporary carrier.
On May 10, 1885, she united with the Unity Methodist Episcopal church and became its oldest resident member. She was a sincere and earnest Christian and held nearly every office the local church has to offer. She began her work as a teacher in the Sunday school and continued in this work for years. In this way her life has touched hundreds of children and youths and she has given hope and inspiration to many others during this half century of labor. Her last work for the church was the compilation of its history for the "home-coming" services the first of August, 1937, these being the last services she attended.
She was always ready to go out and nurse the sick and help the needy. She was ever busy with the life of the farm, the church, and the community, but her interests were larger than these - she was always interested in world movements of church and state.
She was a member of the local Rebecca Lodge and served as a delegate to the grand assembly of the state. She was also a member of the Eastern Star at Abbotsford, Wis.
She leaves to recall her sacrificial life, her brothers, Fred S., of Yankton, S.D.; George, the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Stanley, Wis.; and John and Ralph of Unity, a large number of nephews and nieces, and other relatives, as well as many friends.
The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Unity Methodist church, Rev. Paul Nulton officiating. The pall bearers who carried her to her last resting place were all members of her beloved family.
"He liveth long who liveth well!
All other life is short and vain;
He liveth longest who can tell
Of living most for heavenly gain.
He liveth long who liveth well!
All else is being thrown away;
He liveth longest who can tell
Of true things truly done each day.
So, when life’s sweetest journey ends,
Soul and body part like friends -
No quarrels, no murmurs, no delay;
A kiss, a sigh, and so away.
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