Adda May (Sterrett) Vaughan

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(March 9, 1886 - November 12, 1973)

The Lusk Herald
November 15, 1973

Adda Vaughan, Early Niobrara Resident, Dies

Mrs. Adda Vaughan, 87, a resident of Niobrara County since 1919 died in Denver November 12.

Funeral service for Mrs. Vaughan was being held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Peet Chapel with the Rev. Fred Bolinger conducting the service.

Mrs. Pete Germann and Mrs. Paul Morgan were singing "Abide With Me" and "Beyond the Sunset" accompanied by Mr. A. F. DeCastro.

Casket bearers were Bud Hoblit, Don Johnson, Harry Fernau, Sr., Jim Creekmore, Bob Fancher, and A. F. DeCastro with burial in the Lusk Cemetery.

Adda May Sterrett was born March 9, 1886, in Iowa, the daughter of Clark and Mary Sterrett. She attended school and grew to young womanhood in the same area of Iowa.

She married Joseph "Pat" Vaughan in June 1903 at Arion, Iowa, and they came to Niobrara County in 1919, settling on a homestead at Lance Creek. They moved to Lusk in 1943.

Survivors include four sons, Forrest of Centralia, Wash., Charles and Joe of Lusk and Jim of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Wilma Wilson of Wasilla, Alaska, and Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Welch of Denver, Colo.; one sister Nellie Sterrett of Correctionville, Iowa; a number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Her husband, four brothers and two sisters died previously.

The family has asked that memorials be directed to the Nursing Home fund.

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