Loretta Vaughn, 90, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, N.J., due to medical complications.
She was born March 13, 1932, in Miami County, the daughter of Thomas A. and Miriam B. (Dotterer) Horn. Loretta married George C. Smith in Howard County on June 18, 1950, divorcing on June 9, 1969. She married Lawrence M. Vaughn in Indianapolis on June 4, 1971.
She was a resident of Linton from the mid-1990s to 2016, and Crawfordsville from 2016 to 2020 before relocating to New Jersey. Some of her favorite pastimes included attending auctions, gardening, food preservation, crafting and fishing, and she was a lifetime member of the Coal City Fish and Game Club. She regularly volunteered at the Recycle Center while living in Linton, and at the FISH food pantry and Trinity Life Ministry Outlet Store while residing in Crawfordsville.
Survivors include children, Deborah S. (Robert) File of Sanford, N.C., Brian C. (Barbara) Smith of Lebanon, N.J. and Charles D. (Rhonda) Smith of Colfax; sister, Evelyn B. (Jerry) Henderson of Jenks, Okla.; stepson, Larry G. (Patti) Vaughn of Fishers; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; husband and two brothers, Edward A. Horn and Jerry L. Horn.
A Celebration of Life for family is being planned for a later date. Interment will be at Marion National Cemetery, Marion.
Arrangements were entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Homes, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton. Online condolences and memories may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.
To send flowers to Loretta's family, please visit our floral store.