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Bertha Vaught, 94, Providence

Bertha Beatrice Vaught, 94, of Providence, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

She was born May 27, 1920, to the late Chester and Verna Dallas on their farm south of Spearsville. Mrs. Vaught graduated in 1938 from Morgantown High School and began work at Kingans meatpacking plant in Indianapolis where she almost doubled her weekly wage by consistently exceeding piecework standards.

She married Clyde Vaught Jr. on November 8, 1941, and remained loyal to him for the rest of her life. When Mr. Vaught returned from serving in Patton’s Army during World War II, she gave up her job to focus on being a full-time wife and mother. Clyde and Beatrice lived in Indianapolis, Trafalgar, Green Township (near Martinsville) and Providence.

Mrs. Vaught and her husband helped found the annual reunion of the 255th Field Artillery Battalion in which her husband served, and she remained a loyal attendee and occasional host in the 65 years since. When her husband passed away in 1976, Mrs. Vaught took over the business he had started, Central Indiana Truck Equipment Corp., and continued it successfully until she could turn it over to her children and retire for good. She then returned to her preferred life of being the best mother and grandmother she could be.

She was adored by her grandchildren for her love for them and for her wit, which always kept them laughing. On Saturday mornings, Grandma Bea had an open invitation to make pancakes for her grandchildren and their friends in and around Providence. She became known and loved by many outside her own family. She traveled extensively with friends and family to many countries and all over the U.S. whenever the opportunity arose.

Mrs. Vaught’s passion for her family was exceeded only by her passion for her Lord and His church. She and her husband helped found the Edinburgh Church of Christ where he preached, and she attended after his passing until poor health dictated otherwise. Even then, she was a prayer warrior who many wanted on their side when they underwent significant adversity. She loved God’s handiwork in nature and enjoyed looking at the flowers and birds outside her window in her last days.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Vaught was also preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Dallas and Marguerite Strickling; a brother, James Dallas; and a granddaughter, Danna Law Bolt. She is survived by her six children, Johnnie (Jan), Kenny, Judy (Dannie) Law, James (Jin Lei), David and Danny (Eileen), plus 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren — each of whom received a gift every Christmas from Mrs. Vaught. She is also survived by three sisters, Beulah Walker, Thelma Kanis and Veda (Max) Schrougham.

The funeral will be Tuesday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. Visitation will be Monday, July 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

  • January 27
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • January 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 27
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • January 27
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 27
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 28
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 28
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • January 28
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road