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Anna Jane Vaughn

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes, Inc.

28 Harding Avenue

Jackson, Ohio 45640

Phone: (740)286-2010

Fax: (740)286-5640


Anna Jane Vaughn, age 94, of Jackson, Ohio passed away at home into the loving arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on December 28th, 2019 after a long siege with Alzheimer’s. Jane, as she was known to her family and friends was born on August 14th, 1925 in Wellston, Ohio to the late William Robert and Myrtle Bell (Cecil) Radcliff.

She graduated from Wellston High School in 1943. She married the love of her life, Donald Vaughn on December 24th, 1944 and celebrated 75 years together on December 24th, 2019. They moved to Columbus, Ohio where they raised their two daughters, Phyllis and Janet. After retiring they returned to Jackson County to live. While in Columbus she attended the Fourth Avenue Church of God and has membership at the Four Mile Christian Church. Jane always had a smile, never raised her voice in anger, but could always be heard humming a tune. She was a loving, kind, unselfish lady. Although Alzheimer’s robbed her body, it never took away her kindness. She always put her family’s needs above her own. Jane delighted in her family and was a dedicated daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. She was more than a homemaker, she worked in service to God through such acts as caring many years for her mother, to always being there for her husband, daughters, and grandchildren. Jane was always busy and only seemed to sit down when she worked on her hobbies of jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She is missed dearly by her family, but she has left behind the example of love she taught and the desire that all her family will receive Jesus as Savior and someday be together at Heaven’s Gate.

Jane is survived by her loving husband of 75 years, Donald Vaughn; daughters, Phyllis (Douglas) Rose and Janet (Windell) Rose; grandchildren: Christopher (Cindy) Rose, Laura (Chris) Armstrong, Isaac Daniel (Corinne) Rose, Donald (Jenna) Rose, Myra (Benjamin) Mathews; great-grandchildren: Erin Rose, Brynn Rose, Stephanie (Chris) Kiebler, Bethany Armstrong, Carmella Armstrong, Jonah Armstrong, Isaac Gabriel Rose, Landon Rose, Emma Rose, Adeline Rose, Parker Rose, Matthew Rose, and Corban Mathews; as well as several nieces and nephews. Special healthcare providers, Jessi from National Church Services Hospice and dear physician, Dr. Tonia Ash.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Nelvie Whiting; and brothers: Howard Radcliff, Herbert “Olen”Radcliff, George “Shave” Radcliff, and William Radcliff.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 2nd, 2019 from 5-7PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 3rd, 2019 at 2PM at the funeral home with Larry Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

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