Amy Eileen Vaughan, 95, passed away in her Fort Worth home April 30, 2019.
Amy was born April 23, 1924 in Marysville, Kansas to William and Anna Marie Hansen. Amy was the second youngest of five children. She was a loving devoted wife and mother.
From Marysville, Kansas, the family move to Lawrence, Kansas in 1928 and then they moved to Kansas
City, Kansas in 1939, graduating from Wyandotte High School in 1943. After graduation, World War II was in progress and she sought a job at Western Union Telegraph Co, Kansas City, Missouri. On October 11, 1942, her first day of employment, she met her future husband, Eddie Vaughan. He proposed to her on December 8, 1943 the day before he left with the US Light Equipment Army Engineers, which took him from Canada, Europe, Panama Canal, Okinawa, Fort Lewis, Washington and finally home January 26, 1946.
On February 26, 1946, she married the love of her life, John (Eddie) Vaughan. They were married at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas. In 1955, they moved to Gladstone, Missouri.
As their children came along, Amy’s love for music gave her the opportunity to share this as a volunteer at St. Charles Catholic School teaching music to the school students. With this exposure to music, Amy started teaching piano/organ from 1957 to 1989 to many students from age four to eighty-four. Amy wore many hats at St. Charles Catholic Church. Until 1963, she was chant choir director and became a Cantor for Mass. In addition to singing at Sunday Mass, she sang at funerals, weddings and anniversaries, but she always said “I love singing at funerals”. During this time, her best friend, Florence Maines, asked her to lead “Name That Tune”, for Seton Center in Kansas City, Missouri for nine years.
Amy is preceded in death by her beloved John (Eddie) Vaughan, son John (Johnny) Vaughan, a daughter, she never held Gerilyn Joy, her mother, Anna Marie Hansen, two brothers William (Bill) Hansen, Thomas (Tommy) Hansen and sister Mary Elizabeth Hansen.
Amy is a matriarch of five generations and is survived by her children Terry (Beth) Vaughan, Chris (LaDonna) Vaughan, Ginnie (Bob) Hiler, Vince Vaughan, all from Kansas City, Missouri and Mary T. Vaughan, Fort Worth, Texas. Seven grandchildren, Tina Gabuer, Sandi (Scott) Edmiston, Amy (Will) Kahl, David DeMack, Shannon (Dave) Burton, Jason (Maeghan) Vaughan, Jacob Hiler. Seven great grandchildren, Jake Edmiston, Erica Edmiston, Brooke Ross, Kodi Ross, Hank Kahl, Gianna Vaughan, and very soon Duncan Vaughan. Three great great grandchildren, Amelia Percival, Brandon Percival, Ruby Percival. Along with her family, she has very special friends, Diane Austin, Lisa McCarthy, Janine Hogan, Tina Dameron, Maureen Bailey and Denise Adams.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church, 900 NE Shady Lane Dr., Gladstone, Missouri 64118 and/or Bishop Sullivan Center, 6435 E. Truman Rd., Kansas City, Missouri 64126.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, May 10, 2019 at St. Charles Catholic Church.
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Bishop Sullivan Center
6435 E Truman Rd, Kansas CIty MO 64126
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900 NE Shady Ln, Kansas City MO 64118