Elizabeth Vaughn

Elizabeth A. (Romig) Vaughn, 87, of Columbus, passed to eternal life on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.
Elizabeth is lovingly remembered by her children, Kurt (Tami) Vaughn, Cheryl (Paul) Whatley, Joel (Beth) Vaughn, James Vaughn, and Mary (John) Gween; grandchildren, Kurt Nicholas Vaughn, Stephen, Michael (Jessica), and Carrie Whatley, Rebecca (Konner) Barr, Alyssa and Christopher Gween; great-grandchildren, Emilee Jo Vaughn and Thomas and David Whatley, her sister and brother-in-law, Sara and John Hunter; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard, of nearly 61 years; her parents, Truman and Ruth (Hallowell) Romig; and her brother, John Romig.
Elizabeth was born Nov. 6, 1932, on a farm just west of Carey. She graduated as valedictorian from Carey High School in 1950 and went on to earn a degree in medical technology from Capital University in 1954. On Dec. 19 of that same year, she married Richard Vaughn of Defiance, and they settled in Columbus where they raised their family. She was a long-time member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Columbus and, through the years, served with Capital University Women’s Alumnae Chapter (CUAC), the Women’s Auxiliary of the Franklin County, Ohio Society of Professional Engineers and the COSI Women’s Association. She was also a member of the McCoy Pottery Collector’s Society. Her hobby of collecting these Ohio-made potteries expanded into other antiques and collectibles and eventually led to the creation of an antique business which she owned and operated for many years.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Columbus. Memorial donations may be sent to Ascension Lutheran Church or Capital University.
Arrangements were handled by Rutherford Funeral Home, Worthington.

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