Celia Frances (Witten) Vaughn

Born: Tue., Oct. 17, 1939
Died: Sat., Apr. 21, 2018


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 25, 2018
Location: First Christian Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Apr. 25, 2018
Location: First Christian Church

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Celia Frances (Witten) Vaughn, aged 78, died peacefully on April 21, 2018 at Wright Memorial Hospital, after a brief struggle with cancer.  
Celia was born on October 17, 1939, at home in Spickard, MO, the daughter of Willard and Eula (Crawford) Witten.  Celia thoroughly enjoyed her family, with her kids, grandkids and great grandkids being the highlight of her life.  Celia graduated from Trenton High School in 1957.  On October 17, 1958 Celia married the love of her life William Vaughn, and upon his completion with the army, they moved from El Paso, TX to Trenton.  Celia worked for Southwestern Bell both in Texas and Trenton.  After returning to Trenton, Celia worked for Dr. Menafee and Dr. Wade and worked for the Trenton, R-9 school district as high school secretary for over 30 years until her retirement in 2000.  In addition to raising their two sons, she was also active in the lives of her 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  She also volunteered at the local Church Women United Thrift Shop for many years.  After retirement Celia was clerk for some various auctioneers in Trenton for many years.  She was also an active member of the Trenton Christian Church, Trenton Heritage Club, Eastern Star, Church Women’s United, Christian Church Women’s Circle, and she presented programs to the area on ABC Plate collection and Handkerchief collection.
Celia is survived by her husband of almost 60 years Bill, her sons Andy (Debbie) Vaughn of Chillicothe, MO and Matt (Kim) Vaughn of Columbia, MO.  Her grandchildren Katie (Aaron) Rice of Parkville, MO, Chelsie Vaughn of Trenton, MO, Brady (Samantha) Vaughn of Galt, MO, Benjamin and Bayleigh Vaughn of Chillicothe, MO, Ciarra (Eric) Dobbs of Lake Ozark, MO and Luke Fenton of Columbia, MO. Great grandchildren, Hannah, Adisyn and Bently Rice of Parkville, MO. Her sister Jeananne Jones of Trenton, MO and a host of nieces and nephews; and a number of other relatives and close friends.
Celia was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jim Witten, her sisters Mary Witten and Carmen Prewitt, and 2 nephews Craig and Monte Miller.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the First Christian Church in Trenton.  Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens of Trenton.  A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m., until service time Wednesday.  Open visitation will begin at 9:00 Tuesday morning at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Church Women’s United Thrift Store or the First Christian Church and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.

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Larry and Wanda Robinson
   Posted Sun April 22, 2018
Thoughts and prayers for the family, Celia was such a nice lady🌷

Jim and Sara Hargrave
   Posted Sun April 22, 2018
So sorry to hear about Cecelia , Daddy's cousin and our dear friend . Our thoughts and prayers are with her family . Jim and Sara

   Posted Mon April 23, 2018

Richard and Dawn Griffith
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
Always a great lady and friend to all. Truly will be missed by many, but not forgotten. Our prayer for the family to be comforted during these times in Jesus name.

Dan & Karen Bitz
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Celia was a special person. She did so much for the class of 57. Our thoughts are with you Bill and the rest of your family in this time.

Dan & Karren Bitz

Christine Ireland
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
My heart goes out to you all at this difficult time. Matt, Kim and Luke, you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Just know your mom is at well-deserved rest in God's loving arms. You have my love always. God bless you and your entire family and give you peace.

Paul and Martha Hague
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about the Passing Of Celia. She was a kind and Caring Lady.Our Prayers go to the Family And Friends. When I was growing up the Family lived down the street from my family home.. Great People. Andy and Matt I remember driving by your house and Little Rock’s were hitting my car. It makes me smile every time I think of it. God Bless. Cherish the Memories Of All the Great Times With Your Mom. Be there for Your Dad..Martha ( Kelsey) Hague

Terry and Frieda Foland
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
Bill, Frieda and I send our sympathy and love. So sorry for your loss of Celia. May you know of the hope of the Christian faith. Sorry we can not be there for the service. I'm recovering from surgery. God Bless!

Kathy Meek
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
Sorry for your loss. She was such a great lady always had a smile for anyone no matter who it was. She would also ask how you always were no matter of how your day was going.The Gary Meek family

Ron & Carol Hamilton
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
Ron an I are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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