Marion – F. Eugene “Gene” Vaughn, 91, of Marion passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:20 pm at Rosewood Care Center.
Mr. Vaughn was born June 8, 1923 in Marion the son of Lloyd Franklin and Ethel Elvira (Smoot) Vaughn. He married Ruby Maxine Guymon on May 27, 1950 in Salem and together they shared over 54 years of marriage until her death on February 4, 2005.
Mr. Vaughn was the oldest charter member of the Parrish Park Baptist Church. He was an associate professor at Southern Illinois University, where he taught accounting.
Survivors include his son- Ron E. and wife Jane Vaughn of Marion
Daughter- JoEllen and husband Jim Anderson of Caseyville
Five Grandchildren- Amanda and Blake Alan Vaughn
Matt, Pat, and Josh Anderson
Four Great Grandchildren- Ruby, Neva, and Max Anderson and Kora Vaughn
Sister-In-Law- Geraldine Vaughn of Marion
Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law- Ken and JoNell Cannon of Mt Vernon
Niece- Debbie Vaughn Davis-Murrie of Murphysboro
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ruby, and his brother- Robert Vaughn.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Tony Foeller officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be held from 11am-2pm on Sunday at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home.