Nancy Ruth Barnes Vaughn, 81, of Prosperity, widow of Lester Morris Vaughn, died Thursday, July 23, 2020 at National Health Care at Clinton.
Born on December 15, 1938 in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Pierce H. and Pearl Wheeler Barnes. She was a 1957 graduate of Prosperity High School. She had worked at several places during her lifetime with the last being a part-time member of the Prosperity Drug Store staff. Mrs. Vaughn was a life-long member of Wightman United Methodist Church where she was involved with the United Methodist Women, the Joy Group, Healing Hearts and the Francis Asbury Sunday School Class. She was a founding member of the Prosperity Fire Department Women's Auxiliary. She had a great love for animals and was known for taking in all types of stray animals.
She is survived by a daughter, Francelle (Russell) Kibler of Pomaria; a son, Lester Kyle (Michelle) Vaughn of Prosperity; grandchildren, Blake (Alexis) Kibler, Andrea (Marty) Dorroh, Max Gunner Vaughn; great-grandchildren, Stella Ruth Dorroh, Rhett Crafton Kibler and Landon Bayer; a niece who was “a daughter at heart” Anita McCullough and a great-niece and great-nephew, Leah McCullough and Ethan McCullough. Mrs. Vaughn was predeceased by a grandson, Alex Kibler and siblings, Dorothy B. Wicker, Doris Barnes, James H. Barnes and Robert W. Barnes.
A memorial service for all who feel comfortable participating in an indoor worship service will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Wightman United Methodist Church by Rev. Kendall Healy. The committal service for all family and friends will be held at 10:45 am at the Newberry Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Newberry County Humane Society, PO Box 485, Newberery, SC 29108 or to the Healing Hearts Group c/o Wightman United Methodist Church, PO Box 376, Prosperity, SC 29127.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Glenda's Care and especially Minnie for the love and care that they gave to Nancy over the last few months.
Due to COVID 19, social distancing requirements will be observed and masks are encouraged. Those who desire may also use umbrellas to provide personal shade.