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HERINGTON - Mary “Goldie” Vaughn was born December 8, 1924, in Medon, Tennessee, to Leonard “Manley” and Deacy “Maydue” (Hankins) Collins. Goldie departed this life November 28, 2018, at the Morris County Hospital in Council Grove, Kansas.
Goldie lived the majority of her life in Herington. She graduated from Herington High School with the class of 1942. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Herington, and belonged to the Birthday Club. She enjoyed the activities at the Herington Country Club and playing cards, particularly bridge and pitch. Through the years she worked at Vaughn’s Flowers, Susie’s Clothes Closet, Dreiling’s Department Store, and Herington Chamber of Commerce and Cablevision.
On July 4, 1946, she married C. K. “Kenny” Vaughn at the Herington Presbyterian Church. He preceded her in death May 3, 2009. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Zeb Collins of Seattle, Washington, her older and only sister, Vivian “Geraldine” or “Toots” Ford of Herington, and two younger brothers, Gene and Phillip Collins of Wichita, and her parents.
Goldie is survived by her children, Marsha Weinert (John) of Kula Maui, Hawaii, Thomas H. Vaughn of Herington, and Vickie Britt (Roger) of Wilsey; seven grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
Cremation is planned. A celebration of life service will be 11:00am, Friday, May 3, 2019, at the First Christian Church, with Rev. Steve Hanson, officiating.
Memorial contributions to the Hilltop Activities Fund or the First Christian Church; and they may be sent to Zeiner Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.
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