Norma “Kathy” Vaughn

October 20, 1945 ‒ August 15, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Norma “Kathy” Vaughn, 68, of rural Galion passed away Friday evening, August 15, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born October 20, 1945 in Galion, she was the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Sanderson) Eusey. She married her high school sweetheart William “Bill” Vaughn on February 20, 1963 and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2003 after 40 years of marriage.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1963 and a member of Galion First Church of the Nazarene. Kathy was a bus driver for Northmor Schools for many years, retiring in 2006. She was a member of the Red Hat Society club and enjoyed bingo, euchre, quilting, sewing, musicals, plays and most of all, traveling. She volunteered at many Northmor School sporting events.

Kathy was known for her ease in frequent conversation with everyone including total strangers and creating new friends wherever she went. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet but spunky demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many by her constant love and faith. Her love of life shown through her laughter and her joking around will never be forgotten.

She is survived by sons Bill (Tricia) Vaughn of Lititz, Pa and Dan (Kathy) Vaughn of Bethlehem, PA.; grandchildren Caitlin, Taylor, Bryant, Brooke, John, Chris and Mike; sister-in-law Phyllis Eusey of Columbus; sister-in-law Bertha (Ed) Maglott of Galion and their children Brian (Kae Williams) Maglott, Scott (Billie) Maglott, Aaron (Tara) Maglott and Jeremy (Marcy) Maglott and Kathy’s special friend Ed Kyger of Galion.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by brother Steve Eusey and sister Sherry Dormeier.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19 with Dr. Rick McCartney officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Park in Lexington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Kathy Vaughn, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Please accept my sincere condolence on you loss. Kathy
    Was always positive and upbeat. It was always a pleasure to be with her.

    She is now pain free and in a good place.

  • Our heartfelt sympathy for Kathy’s family and friends. She was an amazing woman, co-worker, and friend. That beautiful smile and the twinkle in her eyes will be sadly missed. I’ll never forget our silliness together at Northmor. I love you, “Kath”. May God bless you and wrap you in His loving arms.

  • My thoughts and prayers to the family. This sweet lady safely transported me to and from school many years ago.May you now feel no pain Ms Kathy.

  • Growing up, Kathy was both my neighbor on the other side of the field as well as my bus driver. In high school I was the first one picked up and that last one dropped off since we lived so close. I have fond memories of this sweet lady and our bus time together.

  • Were going to miss Kathy very much she was like our 2ed mom R-I-P Love you much, Keith A,Judy….

  • Growing up Kathy was my bus driver for many years. After coming back to Northmor she would also ask about my own kids and family. She was a great lady and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go to her family.

  • I will treasure your memory and expect it to be you when the phone rings early in the morning.

  • Kathy was my bus driver for about 10 years. Once I crossed the road before the bus was stopped and she had to slam on the brakes on ice to get the bus stopped. I looked up in time to see the bus right in front of my nose! Another time, an older boy hit me on the head with something and made me cry. She pulled the bus over and boy did she give him heck! When I started driving in high school, I hit a deer and smashed up my dad’s truck pretty good. Guess who happen to come down the road right at that very moment to make sure I was OK and calm down my nerves? That’s right, my awesome bus driver Mrs. Vaughn. Thanks Kathy for being a great person and positively affecting so many people’s lives!

  • I didn’t know Kathy very long, but she will always be remembered as a person who loved to laugh and who enjoyed life with every fiber of her being. She traveled so many places, it was fun to hear her stories. She and my dad had a an amazing relationship; their friendship came to them both when they needed someone to hang out with and just have fun with. They both certainly did that, she will be missed very much. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Bill and family,
    We are so sorry for for your loss. You will be in our prayers.
    Jeff and Robin Dye

  • Ed and Bertha. We are so sorry for your loss, may God give you peace and strength thru this sad time. love Bill n Sally

  • Bill – We are so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. We know the special lady that she must have been from stories you shared about your family. It takes a special lady to create those types of memories. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

    Your Friends at Woodstream Corporation

  • I have known Kathy for many, many, years. She was an amazing lady. She had a great attitude and always made the best of every situation. Most importantly, she loved the Lord with all of her heart. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • Kathy, I didn’t get reestablished with you long enough or soon enough but I did have a love for you in my heart ….my wonderful niece! My loss. Aunt Ruth