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Sara Jean (Shelby) Vaughn

December 9, 1933 — June 23, 2022


Sara Jean Shelby Vaughn, 88, of Kevil passed away at her niece’s home on Thursday, June 23, 2022, with all her family by her side.

Graveside services will be at 12:00pm on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Woodville Cemetery with Toby Dulworth officiating. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Sara was born December 9, 1933, to Sadie and Floyd Shelby in Kevil, KY.

She was a 1952 graduate from Barlow/Kevil High School. She worked at Kevil Bank for 58 years before retiring to enjoy gardening with her husband along with her dog, Buster Brown. She was a member of Kevil Christian Church until merging with LaCenter Christian Church, where she remained a lifelong, faithful member.  Sara was a precious, loving Christian lady who contributed to many charities over her lifetime.  She was a KY Colonel.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, James Vaughn; her brother, Glenn Shelby; her nephew, Glenn Allan Shelby; and one brother-in-law, Elmo Lester.

Surviving is one sister, Lana Shelby Lester; her niece, Sonya Lester Jackson (Ryan); and her great-niece, Shelby-Jo Heine (Mason) all of Kevil; and many cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to: Woodville Cemetery at 4860 New Liberty Church Rd. Kevil, KY 42053.

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Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

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