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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.

  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane