Harvey E. Vaughn

July 27, 1933 ‒ August 25, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Harvey E. Vaughn, age 85 of Delaware, passed away Saturday evening, August 25, 2018 at the Kobacker House in Columbus surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 27, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Jesse and Reigh (Emery) Vaughn and later graduated from Withrow High School in Cincinnati. He went on to proudly serve his country as a member of the United States Army.

A Delaware resident since 1961, Harvey was a patrolman for the Delaware Post of the State of Ohio Highway Patrol retiring after 33 years of service. He also drove buses cross country for Grumman Flxible and was a school bus driver for Delaware City Schools for 7 years.

Harvey attended the Kilbourne United Methodist Church and was a member of the Moose Lodge #1167, Eagles #376 and AmVets Post #102, all of Delaware. He enjoyed playing softball, bowling and woodworking and was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds. He also enjoyed singing and playing the piano and especially enjoyed playing his guitar with his zippo lighter.

Left to cherish his memory is his very dear friend, Sharon Shively; his 4 daughters, Karen Vaughn of Columbus, Linda (David) St. Clair of Delaware, Mary Kay Adams of Marysville, and Jill Sue Vaughn Musselman of Delaware; 8 grandchildren, Angie (Aaron) Potok, Benjamin (Ashley), Nicholas, and Jacqueline Adams, Christopher St. Clair, Daniel (Tanya), Jesseca, and David Vaughn; 12 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Harvey was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years Jeanette “Jan” Vaughn and 2 brothers Jesse and Richard Vaughn.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 4 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating Harvey’s life will follow at 7:00 pm with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association. Burial will be at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Contributions in Harvey’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

To share a fond memory of Harvey or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the Vaughn family at this sad time,may you all find comfort,healing and strength,Uncle Harvey was a great man and he will be greatly missed, R/I/P Uncle Harvey
    We all love you,
    Mary A. Vaughn (Tony)
    Rick Vaughn
    Brian Vaughn (Sue)
    and great nieces and great nephew
    Jennifer Ann
    Amy Lee
    Jason Daniel
    and great great niece
    McKayla Rayne
    and great great nephews
    Jacob Andrew
    Damien Keith
    Aidan Joseph

  • Thoughts and prayers for the family. He drove my school bus. He always made sure the bus was warm since we were the first ones on and would always make sure we were last off on fridays and gave us a candy bar. He sure was a great guy..he will be missed.

  • Harvey will be greatly missed.
    You always put a smile on my face.
    My prayers for the family in during this great loss.

  • To the Vaughn Family,
    We offer our condolences on behalf of the Highway Patrol. Please know that the entire Vaughn family is in our thoughts and prayers today and in the difficult days to come.
    It is indeed a difficult day when we lose a member of our patrol family. Each of us in today’s active ranks admire and respect the service and sacrifice of our retirees. It is an honor to have served among such a brotherhood.
    May God Bless you.
    Colonel Paul A. Pride

  • I remember my dad and I going with Harvey and one of his daughters to a Cincinnati Reds game way back in the early 70s. Godspeed Harvey Vaughan and I bet you and Dad are telling old Patrol stories in heaven.

  • Very sorry for the loss of a man who served the people of the United States in the Army and the citizens of the State of Ohio.

    Doug Wells and family

  • God please bless the Vaughn family and grant them peace.
    Harvey was a special soul who could bring a smile to your face in even the darkest of times, always a friendly greeting of “Howdy!” and a very firm hug and a handshake that would loosen your molars.
    He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  • Am so thinking of Harvey & Jan’s girls,our over the fence neighbors in the 60’s & early 70’s. So many good thoughts coming to me today as I heard the news of your Dad’s passing. Karen, I think of all the good times we had in the somewhat later years.

    Please know your parents & all your family are firmly stuck in my memories of “growing up”!

    Love to you all,
    Gina Gorgas Moseley

  • Our sympathy and prayers go out to you Karen in the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with all of you.

  • My prayers for comfort are with Mr. Vaughn’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at this time of his passing. I have wonderful memories of going over to the Vaughn house with my sister Lyn to visit with Karen. We always liked to go over there and spend time around the kitchen table. Mr. Vaughn would be there sitting in his easy chair in the living room after a long day keeping the highways of Ohio safe. But he always had time to listen and talk with us.

  • RIP HARVEY .. You definitely be missed by so many .. You were loved by everyone that met you .. Rest easy now my friend ..
    My deepest condolences to family and friends ..
    Prayers in this time of loss …

  • To the family of Harvey Vaughn,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Harvey and I worked together for many years.
    He was a good man.
    Sgt. Steve Stevenson Ret.

  • Dear family of Harvey Vaughn:

    He was one of the veteran troopers I looked up to when I was a young troop.
    I remember going to OSU riots and other situations with him there with us.
    May God be with you at this time.

    Trooper Fred Summers Ret.

  • Sympathy to all the girls. It’s sad to see one of the long time residents of Delaware Meadows leave. May he rest in peace.

  • With deepest sympathy to all 4 of Harvey’s daughters and their extended families. Harvey will be missed. He always had a smile and a welcoming greeting for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

    With sympathy,
    Lisa Yavorski (Wurm) and family

  • Harvey was a friend and co worker, he will truely be missed. My deepest sympathy goes to his children and their families,and to Sharon Shively .
    I will never forget the hugs he would give and he would pat you on the back real hard! He had a firm hand no doubt! Always smiling!
    God Bless.

  • May deepest sympathy to the Vaughn family for the passing of Harvey. He was a good man and friend. He will be missed.

  • Sorry to hear about the loss of your father Jill. My condolences to you and your family.

  • In addition to his parents, Harvey was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years Jeanette “Jan” Vaughn and 2 brothers Jesse and Richard Vaughn.