October 18, 1937 - May 29, 2021
Donald Lee Vaughn, 83 years, of Columbia, IL, passed away on May 29, 2021. He was born October 18, 1937, in Festus, MO, son of the late Harrison Leo, and Mary, nee Montgomery, Vaughn. He was married to Sandra, nee Sanders, Vaughn. They were married November 3, 1962, in St. Louis, MO. Donald was a retired Professional Fire Fighter for the City of St. Louis, a member of the St. Louis Association of Retired Fire Fighters (President), Columbia Blue Lodge #474 A.F. & A.M. (Past Master), Columbia, IL, American Legion Post #581, Columbia, IL, Columbia Gymnastic Association, and St. Paul United Church of Christ, Columbia, IL. He had served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Also surviving are his daughter, Bonnie Lee Horn of Evansville, IL; son-in-law, Hugh K. Norton of Waterloo, IL; grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer) Horn, Donald (Kelly) Gibbs, Justin Horn, James (Victoria) Norton, Samantha Norton, and Benjamin (Ashley) Norton, great-grandchildren, Kyle Horn, Madeline Horn, Tristan Gibbs, Lila Norton, Avery Gibbs, and Liam Horn; sister-in-law, Martha Vaughn of Arnold, MO, along with other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by his daughters, Kimberly Jean Norton, and Mary Alice Vaughn; sister, Nina Louise Ford; and brothers Eugene E. (Marie) Vaughn, and Edward R. Vaughn. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 3, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, at Leesman Funeral Home, Columbia, IL. Services will be held following visitation at 2:30 pm, at the funeral home, with Pastor Elizabeth Terrill, officiating. Cremation to follow. Private interment will follow in the Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery, Columbia, IL. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to: Backstoppers, 10411 Clayton Road, Ste: 203, St. Louis, MO, 63131, or, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10281. For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com. Leesman Funeral Home, Columbia, IL, handled arrangements.
Donald Lee Vaughn, 83 years, of Columbia, IL, passed away on May 29, 2021. He was born October 18, 1937, in Festus, MO, son of the late Harrison Leo, and Mary, nee Montgomery, Vaughn. He was married to Sandra, nee Sanders, Vaughn. They were... View Obituary & Service Information
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