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Edward C. Vaughn

Edward C. Vaughn, 96, Laconia, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Providence Retirement Home in New Albany under the care of Amedysis Hospice.
Born Dec. 5, 1916, in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Sidney and Anna Mealy Vaughn.
He began working construction in 1960, contributing to the building of Interstate 64, the Matthew E. Welsh Bridge and the installation of the original elevator in the Harrison County Court House, among other projects. He was a Georgetown High School graduate, a longtime Laconia farmer, a member of the Laconia Grange and K of C and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was honored as a 50-year member of the Laborer’s International Union of North America, Local 795, in March 2011.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, the former LaVern Stark; a daughter, Judith Mattingly; two brothers, Meinard and Marvin Vaughn; and a sister, Genevie Barnes.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Vaughn of Winslow and Jeffrey Vaughn of Fredericksburg; four daughters, Janice Bays and June King, both of Corydon, Jean Vaughn of New Albany and JoAnn Jeffries of Louisville; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 8 p.m., with a rosary service at 7:30, and Saturday, Jan. 19, after 8 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral Mass: Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon with burial in the church cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.