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Vaughan Llewelyn, age 96 of Clay Center, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Medicalodge of Clay Center.
He was born on October 29, 1923, the son of Daniel David and Lena Betty (Bletscher) Llewelyn. He was raised on a farm in the Bala community and graduated from Leonardville High School in 1943.
On April 3, 1947, he was married to Wanda Fern Lindstrom. They were married for 72 years. She preceded him in death on October 11, 2019.
Vaughan worked on the farm with his father until 1952. He then worked for Sears Roebucck & Co. as service man until he was offered a job with an implement dealer in the same line of work. He was a firefighter in Junction City before transferring to Fort Riley Department where he was a firefighter, dispatcher and inspector. He transferred to other civil servant positions at Fort Riley until 1987 when he retired as a Locksmith due to his health. Vaughan was awarded the Employee of the Month Award in January 1985. He then worked for Junction City transit driving school buses and retired from there in 1998.
He enjoyed woodworking and collecting scale model antique tractors. He built cedar chests for all his children, grandchildren and four of his great grandchildren. Vaughan was a member of the Clay Center Christian Church, NARF and the Eagle’s Lodge.
He is survived by one son, Daniel Llewelyn and wife Kim of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three daughters, Jeanette Sharp and husband Maurice of Wakefield, Patricia Scott of Overland Park and Jane Zimbelman and husband Kris of Edmond, Oklahoma; one sister, Betty Peters of Leonardville; nine grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Royal and Bill Llewelyn and one son-in-law, Larry Scott.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Maria Foerschler officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Bala Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Morrison House in Salina. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:00 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Starts at 1:00pm
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