Dorothy Vaughn Obituary

Dorothy  M. Vaughn
Dorothy M. Vaughn

April 14, 1922 - August 15, 2018
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Granite City, IL
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Dorothy M. Vaughn, age 96, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL. Dorothy was born on April 14, 1922 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Bill and Dorothy Rittberger.

Dorothy was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. On February 23, 1971, Dorothy married Edward L. Vaughn in Granite City, IL, and Edward passed away on September 17, 2003. Dorothy worked at the Madison County Tax Assessors office for many years. She enjoyed swing dancing, singing and playing the piano. She was also a member and played the piano in Ruthie’s Ragtime Band. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Dorothy loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Rittberger.

She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, John and Pam McCord of Maryville, IL; proud grandmother to John Paul McCord of California; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

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Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Monday, August 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Monday, August 20, 2018
11:00 AM

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