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Betty Jean Vaughn, age 83, formerly of Belding, passed away late Monday evening, January 26, 2015 under the loving care of her family and Grace Hospice at her daughter’s home in Ionia. The daughter of William & Ida Post, she was born on January 20, 1932 in Belding and was a graduate of Belding High School.

On November 1, 1963, in Ionia, she married Russell D. Vaughn and together they raised five children and enjoyed 34 years of marriage until Russell passed away in 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Archie Post; two sisters, Marian Post and Beth Ann Douglas; and two great grandsons, Andrew William Hill and Zachary Lee Hill.

Betty enjoyed gardening and had been a member of the Belding Garden Club, as well as the Smyrna Social Club. After her family, her greatest love was Jesus Christ and her church, Jesus Non-Denominational Church in Greenville.

Surviving are her children, Linda Anderson of Georgia, Cathy & Rodney Phillips of Belding, Patty Dahlke, Phyllis & Steve Wireman, all of Ionia, and Alvin Vaughn of Lake Odessa; a brother, Duane Post of Belding; eleven grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Friday from 1-2 p.m. at Jesus Non-Denominational Church, 9206 Peck Road, Greenville, with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. The Rev. Tommy D. Turner, Jr. will officiate and burial will take place privately at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding.

Instead of flowers, relatives and friends are asked to consider Betty’s final needs. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Betty’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Anonymous on January 26, 2015 at 12:00 am


    02/16/2015 –

    Lynn(Green) Kehoe

    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you from my family.

    01/30/2015 –

    01-30-2015: Robert Wagar

    A wonderful big hearted lady. She will be very missed.

    01/30/2015 –

    cheryl arnold

    sorry for your loss prays you you and your family may god bless , butch and Cheryl arnold

    01/30/2015 –

    Nanette Post

    My Aunt Betty was a great woman, she loved life . she will be missed. Love you Aunt Betty. Love your nice Nanny..

    01/29/2015 –

    Dave and Paula Bradley

    To Aunt Betty’s family,
    Was so sorry to hear of aunt Betty’s passing. There are many fond memories at “Doc” and Betty’s place on the river. We pray God’s comfort and peace during this time of loss.
    Dave & Paula Bradley

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