Obituary: James Arlin Vaughn

James Arlin Vaughn, 70 of Girard, formerly of Pittsburg, KS died at 5:15 a.m., Monday January 9, 2017 at the Via Christi Village in Pittsburg. James Vaughn photo-page-001edited

He was born February 19, 1946 in Kansas City, KS the son of James Criss and Ella Mae (Gaignat) Vaughn.

James was a self-employed residential carpenter for over 30 years.

He was a former member of the First Assembly of God Church in Parsons.

Survivors include two daughter: Kim Haviland and Janet Brewer both of Parsons, a son Darin Vaughn of Cherryvale, KS, mother Ella Mae Vaughn of Parsons; step-son: Kelly Thompson of Pittsburg and step-daughter: Abby Buck of Girard, KS; a special friend and caregiver Connie Vaughn of Girard, three nephews Bryan, Jason and Chris Vaughn, a niece Shannan Peterson, 9 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

We was preceded in death by his father James Criss Vaughn and a brother Richard Vaughn.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Parsons Recreation Center where the family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m.

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Memorials may be made to the SEK Humane Society; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home.

Cremation arrangements by Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay Frontenac, KS 66763.