Mt. Vernon Register-News


October 30, 2013

Mike Vaughn


Michael Henry Vaughn, 60, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 5:27 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis.

Michael was born Dec. 17, 1952, in East St. Louis, a son of Pleasant and Della Alberta (Reeder) Vaughn. He married Lesa Renee' (Drury) on April 5, 1991, in Murphysboro and she survives in Mt. Vernon.

Michael was a member of the Connexion Church in Mt. Vernon. He had previously worked for Electronic Architects in Mt. Vernon and Hamilton County Communications. He was member of IBEW 702 of West Frankfort. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

He is survived by his wife, Lesa Renee' Vaughn of Mt. Vernon; children, Margo Laminack and husband Shannon of Buncombe, David King of Charleston, S.C., Emilee Jones and husband Jim of Mt. Vernon, Joey Darnell of Anna, and Kristin Crain and fiance Bryce Marlow of Mt. Vernon; brothers, Allen Vaughn and Steve Vaughn and wife Martha of Du Quoin; four grandchildren, Rebecca Laminack, McKayla Coleman, Braden Jones and Tyler Jones; father and mother-in-law, James “Larry” and Roberta “Bobbie” Drury of Belleville; grandfather-in-law, Robert “Bob” Dethrow of Mt. Vernon; aunts, Lucille Miles and Mildred Reeder; and also several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jonithan Vaughn; and a brother, Gregory Vaughn.

Funeral services for Michael Vaughn will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the service time Sunday.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to Girls Scouts of Southern Illinois or Connexion Church and will be accepted at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon where you may call (618) 246-0100 for more information or visit at

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