Leone H. Vaughn
Leone H. Vaughn, 89, of Philipsburg, PA, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Windy Hill Village P.S.L in Philipsburg, PA.
Born on December 18, 1925 in RD Philipsburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Summerfield F. & Mary E. (Bair) Test. She married Edwin L. Vaughn on July 7, 1945 in Philipsburg, PA, who preceded her in death on February 21, 1998.
Mrs. Vaughn was a member of the New Life Center in Philipsburg, PA. She was first employed as a packer with the General Cigar Company in RD Philipsburg, PA and then as a seamstress with the Charles Navasky & Company in Philipsburg until her retirement. She was a 1944 graduate of the Philipsburg High School.
Leone’s maternal and paternal families have been instrumental during the formative years of the Philipsburg area. The W.T. Bair family published the former Philipsburg Journal from 1888 to 1938 and founded the former Daily Journal, which was published from 1888 to 1977. Leones’s paternal great-grandfather, Jacob Test opened Philipsburg’s first tannery in 1816, operated Philipsburg’s first tavern and was one of the financial contributors to the construction of the former Erie Pike.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Kathryn Hudak, Ruth Ashcroft, Isabel Williams, Mary Carr and Dorothy Patterson; and three brothers, Lt. Col. Charles Test, Earl Test and Robert Test. She was the last of her generation.
She is survived by: one daughter, Ruth A. Tulwits and her husband Robert G. Tulwits of RD Philipsburg, PA; two sons, Jerry L. Vaughn & his wife Kathryn of Orange City, FL. and Robert L. “Bob” Vaughn & and his wife Patricia of Orange City, FL.; five grandchildren, Bryan D. Tulwits of Philipsburg, PA, Rhonda J. (Vaughn) Poff, Michael R. Vaughn & his wife Alisha, Matthew D. Vaughn & his wife Kristy and Jeffrey A. Vaughn & his wife Erica, all of Orange City FL.; six great-grandchildren, Tayler Poff, Brooke Poff, Kelsey Vaughn, Abigail Vaughn, Evan Vaughn and Morgan Perez, all of Orange City FL. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 East Spruce Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866 with the Rev. John T. Dill officiating. Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery in Philipsburg, PA.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Center, P.O. Box 250, Philipsburg, PA 16866.
Friend may sign the guestbook at www.beezerheathfh.com