West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Bessie Ernestine Vaughn
Bessie Ernestine Vaughn

Funeral Services for Bessie Ernestine Vaughn, 97, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Reverend Glenn Murray officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late John Henry Williams and Mary Rosetta Earls Williams, on August 26, 1914 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and died June 18, 2012 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage September 2, 1932 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Burnis R. Vaughn, who preceded her in death January 7, 1994.

She is survived by two sisters, Margaret Morgan, West Plains, and Tressie Quimby, Thayer, Missouri; two special nieces, Phyllis Parrett, Mountain Home, Arkansas and Jeanne Starman, Columbia, Missouri, and many other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, Roland Williams and Russell Williams; one sister, Berniece Rogers, and one special niece, Anne Parker.

She was a member of the United Freewill Baptist Church in West Plains.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.


1 Comment

  1. Dean Williams
    June 23, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    My Aunt Bessie was one of my dad’s sisters. She was so kind to everyone of us nieces and nephews, just seemed to ‘Mother’ all of us. Good cook and help to anyone she could help, raising a big garden, giving away and preserving a lot of food, for others to eat, mostly. Just thank God for one who loved unconditionally. Our family and indeed the comunity has lost one of a kind. Rest in peace, love you always.


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