Harvey E. Vaughn
July 27, 1933 ‒ August 25, 2018
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.
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