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Mary J. Vaughan

December 21, 2012
Reinbeck Courier

Mary J. Vaughan, 58 of Cedar Falls, died Sunday, December 16 at Allen Memorial Hospital.

She was born December 1, 1954 in Quincy, Ill., daughter of Thomas J. and Pauline G. Waddill Farris. She married Gordon Martin Vaughan August 1, 1980 in Waterloo.

Mary graduated from Reinbeck Community High School and later from Hawkeye Institute of Technology with a nurse's aide/orderly degree and also a degree in business clerical. She was a homemaker.

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Survivors include her husband, Gordon of Cedar Falls; two sons, Brent (Nedra) Vaughan of Holland and Jacob Vaughan of Cedar Falls; a daughter that had been given up for adoption; and two sisters, Cynthia A. (Steven) Gerhard of Grundy Center and Angela K. (Mark) Bishop of Urbandale.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Steven Ray Farris.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 21 at Heartland Vineyard Church, with burial in Reinbeck Cemetery at a later date. Public visitation was held from 4:00 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20 at Hagarty Waychoff Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway and for an hour before services on Friday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Mary loved her family and her Lord and Savior. Raising her two sons was the joy of her life. Her thoughts and prayers were also with her daughter, born August 3, 1975 in Waterloo that she had given up in a closed adoption. She had a devotion to prayer and was a prayer warrior and prayed for many people and intentions.



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