Yvonne Vaughan

Monday, June 4, 2018

YVONNE G. VAUGHAN, of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Glen Ellyn, IL, died on May 20, 2018 due to complications from a fall at the age of 88 yrs. Old. The youngest daughter of parents Oswald and Paulina Van Steenkist, she was born December 22, 1929 in Chicago, IL. She spent her childhood and most her entire adult life in Glen Ellyn, IL graduating from Glenbard High School in 1948 where she met her first husband William Gerue. After raising two children she became a para-professional staff member in the Glenbard School District working at Glenbard West High School and eventually becoming an Agency Manager at Allstate Insurance in Naperville, IL for many years before retirement. She married Otis D. Vaughan in July, 1977 and had a forty year plus marriage until April 2018 when he passed away. She loved Beaver Lake, Arkansas and life out on Mundell Road and the lake for over 30 years having many neighbor friends, volunteering for the Grassy Knob Fire Protection District ladies auxiliary and their fund raising events, volunteering at the local Humane Society animal shelter thrift store as she so loved dogs and fishing on the lake with her husband. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lorraine Pinkston, nephew and her two husbands. She is survived by her children William A. Gerue Jr. of Overland Park, Kansas and daughter Janet Sue (Mike) Schinner of Sullivan, MO., grandchildren Benjamin Barbeau, Nathaniel Barbeau and Jared Barbeau, nieces Kimberly Theodore and Denise Busby, nephew Mark J. Pinkston. Memorial reception and interment for Mrs. Vaughan will be held in July at Chapel Hill West Gardens, 17W201 E. Roosevelt Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. Funeral direction by Nelson Funeral Service of Berryville, AR. Donation in memory of Mrs. Vaughan may be sent to the Good Shepherd Humane Society Shelter at 6486 Hwy 62 East, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 (http://goodshepherd-hs.org). Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.