Obit: Vaughn, Jean M. (1937 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Christensen, Drum, Gates, Hayden, Leonard, Vaughn

----Source: The Ladysmith News (Ladysmith, WI) 12/19/2017

Vaughn, Jean M. (Leonard) (23 OCT 1937 - 17 DEC 2017)

Jean M. Vaughn, age 80, of Beloit, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Agrace in Janesville.

Jean was born on Oct. 23, 1937 to the late Lloyd J. and Fern O. (Drum) Leonard in Ladysmith. She graduated from Ladysmith High School in the Class of 1956. She married James Lyle Vaughn on July 9, 1958. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1981.

She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. She worked as a switchboard operator at the Wagon Wheel for many years.

Jean enjoyed the outdoors, spending time in her garden and tending to her yard. She also enjoyed traveling and vacationing to Phoenix, Ariz. She will be fondly remembered enjoying her Dairy Queen treats down by the river.

Jean is survived by her four daughters, Kim (Greg) Christensen, Billie Vaughn, Jodi (Phil) Hayden and Jackie (Allan) Gates; nine grandchildren, Jeremy (Sasha), Nichole (fiancé, Travis), Joshua, Angie, Laverne, Mike (Stephanie), Matt, Casey (Jay) and Kyle; seven great grandchildren; her two sisters-in-law, Nancy Leonard and Clemmie and her beloved dog, Maggie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; her sister, MaryAnn; her twin brother, Jim and her brother, Jack.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Agrace Hospice and nurse Jamie at the UW Hospital of Madison.

Jean’s funeral service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21 in the Brian Mark Funeral Home, 1000 Inman Parkway, Beloit. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday in the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of service.

Burial will be private.

Share a memory or a condolence with the family at the funeral home’s website at



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