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Percy Vaughn

December 31, 2016

Percy Vaughn 82, died Saturday, December 31, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. He was born January 15, 1934 in Wister, Oklahoma to James W. and Rosa (Lucas) Vaughn.  On June 2, 1961 he married Fern Jones at Guthrie, OK and she survives of the home. 


Percy served his country in the US Army in peacetime Korea and he was a retired dispatcher for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was a charter member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Newton where he faithfully served the church for many years in many capacities including as a Deacon and on the Board of Officers.  He enjoyed woodworking and was known for his mechanic skills. He was a kind and giving person of time. Percy’s most important time was spent being with his loving family and many friends.


He is survived by his wife Fern of Newton, KS; daughters: Pam and her husband Gregory Rodriguez of Newton, KS and Teri Sergeant and her partner Jeff Eubank of Emporia, KS. He is also survived by 5 granddaughters: Shanda, Alisha, Kaitlynn, Stasia and Megan and 2 great grandsons: Liam and Ethan


Percy is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Buck and Basil Vaughn and sister Tess Huckaby and 6 nephews.


Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2017 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Newton, Kansas with Pastor Mike Ronan presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kansas.


Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Baptist Church in Care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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10 thoughts on “Percy Vaughn

  1. You are loved by all the lives you touched and will be greatly missed. Our prayers go the entire family.

  2. May you rest in peace dear Friend,,, I have many many fond memories working with you over the years….Our sympathys are extended to Fern and all extended family…

  3. We will miss Percy and extended our sorrow in hearing of his passing. Our prayers will be with the family.

  4. Fern, he will be missed by all. Nancy sent me a notice that he had passed. God be with you and I will keep you in my prayers.

  5. Sorry I will not be there. I know that your hearts are broken. But I will pray for peace for you and that God will wrap His arms around you all and hold you in His Arms through this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Just he is at peace now. God bless you.

  6. I never had the opportunity to meet Percy that I would have remember.
    His mama was my great aunt Rosa .
    My Grandpa Sam’s sister
    I am privileged to have connected on Facebook.

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