Arland Dean Vaughn

Arland Dean Vaughn

Arland Dean Vaughn, 72, of Villa Ridge, and formerly of Cairo, died Friday, June 23, 2023, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Brittany and David Essex.

He was born on Jan. 3, 1951, in Cairo, the son of Martin and Pearl McGinnis Vaughn.

He was a former water plant operator with American Water Company in Cairo.

Mr. Vaugh was preceded in death by his parents; and by his wife, Paulette Vaughn, in 2004.

Survivors include his children, Deana (Gene) Vaughn, Erica Lane, Rico (Amanda) Aranico and Brittany (David) Essex; his wife, Kim Vaughn; grandchildren McKaela (Oscar) Villatoro, Tyler Vaughn (Danielle Davis), Trae (Claira) Lane, Blake Aranico, Austin Essex, Carly Aranico, Logan Derosett, Grant Aranico, Emilee Klaffer and Will Essex; a brother, Gary (Mary) Vaughn; a sister, Jackie Phillips; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge. The Rev. Brent Miller officiated. Interment followed in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge.

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Jones Funeral Home Villa Ridge was in charge of arrangements.

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