Ethel J (Rogers) Vaughn

Born: Fri., Dec. 15, 1944
Died: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 09, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 09, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Ethel J. Vaughn, 74, died Sunday, January 6, 2019, at her home in Columbus Grove, Ohio.  She was born December 15, 1944, in Lima, to Harold and Vera (Van Meter) Rogers.  They both preceded her in death.

She was married to Paul V. Vaughn for 48 years,  and he survives in Columbus Grove, Ohio.

Ethel is also survived by one son, Randy Merritt; three daughters, Sybil Marie Peck, Melissa Renee Lehmen and Samantha Shirley Ann Vaughn; 21 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one brother, Roy Rogers and one sister Janice Mayberry.

She was preceded in death by a son, Paul V. Vaughn, II.

Ethel had attended Columbus Grove Schools.  She had been the Chief of Police for 23 years for the Putnam County Village of Ft. Jennings.  She attended Columbus Grove United Methodist Church and was a member of the Putnam County Police Chief Association and a life member of the Columbus Grove VFW Auxillary, Post 9648.  

She had started the H.U.G.S. program for the 3rd grade students at the Ft. Jennings School.  Ethel was very active with the Putnam County Explorer Club and the Columbus Grove Boy Scouts.  Ethel enjoyed ceramics and collected over 300 bells and angels.

Services will begin at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.  Pastor Rich Rakay will officiate with burial to follow at Rockport Cemetery, where honor guard rites will be conducted.                                  

Friends may call from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Cancer Society.

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Bracy Halker
   Posted Sun January 06, 2019
Rest In Peace Ethel. I will always remember the great times from all our scout meetings and outings. Praying for your family.

Rod Robertson
   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
My thoughts are with you. May God wrap his arms around you and guide you through this tough time.

Melissa Lehman
   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
Ethel was an amazing person, an inspiration to many with her never give up attitude, she left behind an awesome legacy in the countless lives she touched. She will be missed.

Cookie and Tom Frania
   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Ethel Jean. We are away from home and Aunt Hulda called with the news. Although we will not be able to attend the services one heartfelt sympathy goes out to Ethel’s family. We have many good memories of the times we spent growing up together in the extended Roger’s family. We will cherish those memories.

Pat Klir
   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
Ethel was greatly appreciated in the Fort Jennings Community. Her relationship with the children was admirable and comforting. She silently helped those in need. We join you in your sadness through this loss of a wonderful person.

Lisa Looser
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
Ethel will be greatly missed. She had a heart of gold and loved her time teaching and guiding the many third graders at Fort Jennings Elementary through the HUGS Program. Her devotion to them and the program was amazing. Rest in Peace, Ethel.

Bill (Cliff) Rogers
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
There is no way to lessen the sorrow of losing someone so precious to you.... but please remember that others care very much and wish you strength and comfort at this sad time.

Gregg, Nata, Trent, and Trevor Miller
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
We wish to thank Ethel for being so involved with Scout Troop 227,we are
grateful for your dedicated service to all of the Scouts.

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