Imogene Vaughn

COAL CITY—Imogene Vaughn, “Jean,” 87, of Coal City, passed away peacefully  Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at home surrounded by family.
Born Feb. 2, 1930 in Tuscaloosa County, AL, Imogene was a daughter of Omar Murry and Ida Maebell (Wilson) Toxey. Over the years her employment included working at Victor Gasket Company, managing the cleaners in Coal City for Pete Pantaleone and Dick Belletini and most recently assisting as a special needs bus monitor. ‘Miss Jean’ was a founding member of Faith Baptist Church of Goose Lake, and will be remembered for not only her constant attentiveness to family, but for her immaculate home.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Michael Ryan Sr., of Diamond; grandchildren: Douglas (Shelby) Taylor, of Des Plaines; Melissa Taylor, of Wisconsin and Michael J. Ryan Jr. (Ann Bell) and Nicholas Ryan, both of Diamond; great-grandchildren: Clayton John “C.J.” Elam, Story Paige, Storm and Jordan; three sisters: Pauline (Claude) Hartley, Martha (the late Nathan) Stott and Joyce (the late Roy) Champion; one brother, Roy (Gail) Toxey, of Alabama; sister-in-law, Betty Toxey, of Nevada; her former husband, Vernon Vaughn, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as loving and close friends who know who they are.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, son and daughter-in-law, James “Sonny” and Linda; daughter and son-in-law, Clair (Douglas Sr.) Taylor, and three brothers: Bradford (Betty) Toxey, Alfred (Minna Jean) Toxey and Omar Toxey.
Visitation and video tribute will be held Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway, one block north of Illinois Route 113, in Coal City.
Funeral services will follow Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Caleb Counterman from Faith Baptist Church of Goose Lake officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington, where Jean will be laid to rest next to her daughter, Clair.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Jean’s memory to Faith Baptist Church of Goose Lake, 3950 Goose Lake Rd., Morris, IL 60450 or to the family for their distribution to local charities of their choosing.
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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City.