Vaughan nee O, Shirley Maxine

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to The Alzheimer's Association or The Arbors of Victorian Place in Washington, MO


Shirley Maxine Vaughan of Washington, MO, formerly Union, MO, departed this life in Washington on May 23, 2015, having reached the age of seventy-three years, six months and eight days. Shirley was born on November 15, 1941, in Vienna, MO, daughter of Raphael Paul O’Halloran and Sarah Arminta O’Halloran nee Bade. On June 20, 1959, she was united in marriage to George Boone Vaughan, known as Boone, and two children came to bless this union.

Shirley is survived by her children, Gary Vaughan and wife, Linda, of Washington, MO and Patty Robertson and husband, Tom, of New Haven, MO; by three grandchildren, Sha’Rona Daegele and husband, Dustin, of Bourbon, MO, William Stahlman, Sr. and wife, Victoria, of Union, MO and Brian Robertson of Washington; by five great-grandchildren, Colton and Camera Daegele of Bourbon, William Stahlman, Jr. of Union and Aariah and Calie Robertson of Union; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Raphael and Sarah O’Halloran; by her husband, Boone Vaughan; by her brother, Lawrence O’Halloran; and by two sisters, Allene Hughes and Lorene Hutchison.

Shirley was a Christian and member of Moselle Baptist Church in Moselle, MO. During her working years, she was employed for thirteen years as a greeter for Wal-Mart in Union, MO. She was a friendly, outgoing lady and enjoyed many hobbies and interests during her life. She enjoyed doing embroidery and quilting and was an avid reader. Gardening was another favorite hobby, as was canning the produce she raised. She taught herself to play the guitar and was gifted with the ability to write poetry. She was a talented cook and was happiest when all her family was home for dinner. Nothing made her happier than the time she spent with children and grandchildren.

A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St, Clair, MO with the Rev. Jim Watson officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.