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Wilma P. Vaught

December 1, 1925 — March 28, 2019

Wilma Pearl Vaught, 93 of Westfield, died at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Wellbrooke of Westfield.   She was also a resident of Carmel for 32 years, Indianapolis for 13 years, and Crawfordsville for 48 years.  Wilma was born on December 1, 1925 in New Maysville, Indiana to Orville O. & Nancy Jane (McCloud) Elliott.  She married the love of her life, Donald C. Vaught, on July 7, 1943.  He preceded her in death on July 21, 2008.  They enjoyed a wonderful 65 years of marriage.

Wilma’s main focus was her family.  She and Don raised five children together.  She was known for being pragmatic and was always accepting of everyone.  Her wit and wisdom was lost on no one.  Her family got such enjoyment from her many sayings such as, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without”.  She shared this saying that was passed down to her from her father.

She did, however, have an amazing career as a Certified Fitter for Hook’s Convalescence Aids.  She worked for Hook’s Drugstore and was approached to attend a specialized training school in Chicago.  She had to pass many tests and did all of this in mid-life!  Her husband, children, and grandchildren were very proud of her and her career as a certified fitter!  Wilma retired from Hook’s Convalescence Aids in 1988.  Upon retiring Wilma became a voracious reader.  She had no favorite genre, she just loved to read!  Wilma was also a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Crawfordsville.

She is survived by four children, Donna S. Williams and husband Bob, Tipton, J. Michael Vaught and wife Jackie, Crawfordville, Donald M. Vaught and wife Susan, Jamestown, Gerald K. Vaught and wife Dawn, Indianapolis.  One daughter, Pamela S. Bennett, Carmel, passed away in 2001.

Wilma was one of nine children.  Only one brother remains, Earl F. Elliott and wife Ruby of Crawfordsville.  Preceding her in death were seven siblings, Raymond G. “Jack” Elliott, Ruby Vaught, Vivian Stewart, Harry C. Elliott, Bonnie Shea, Doris Brier, and Lois Rizzo.

Wilma had 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  One grandson, Gabriel Keith Logan Vaught also preceded her in death.  She loved seeing all the grandchildren and was proud of each and every one!

She will be buried with her loving husband, Donald, at Hamilton Memorial Park, 4180 Westfield Road, Westfield.   Per her wishes there will be a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 with Chaplain Mac Burberry presiding.  If it is raining at the time of service, the committal service will be held in the mausoleum chapel.  Young-Nichols Funeral Home in Tipton is entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee,  38105.

The family would like to thank Wellbrooke of Westfield and Transitions for their love and support during her final year on earth.

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