Born in Malden on June 23, 1938, she was the daughter of the late David Frederick and Virginia (Oatman) Phelps. On Aug. 5, 1956, in Hernando, Miss., she was united in marriage to Samuel Lafayette Vaughn, who preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1994.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, David Phelps and Joe Phelps.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy and Del Wooten of Malden and Angie Malone of Little Rock, Ark.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Randy and Carol Vaughn of Kennett and Richard Vaughn of Malden; one sister, Carol Crump of Malden, six grandchildren, Bridget Moore of Malden, Valerie Vaughn of Cape Girardeau, Josh Moore of Essex, Matt Malone of Manila, Ark., Lindsey Malone of Little Rock and Courtanie Vaughn of Kennett; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Thursday, March 11, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 12, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Blagg officiating. Interment was in Rosewood Cemetery at Malden. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.