Vilo “Vi” Viletta Vaughn, 99 passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility in Battle Creek. Vi was born in Union City, Michigan on January 7, 1921 the daughter of Winfred and Bertha Pierce. Vi married David Henry Vaughn on April 28, 1937 and had 54 years of marriage before the passing of her husband in 1991.
Vi is survived by her children JoAnn (Gerald Jr.) Fox of Holy Hills, Florida; Carol Moss of Battle Creek; Lois (Robert) Young of Battle Creek; and Debbie (Forest) Housner of Clanton, Alabama; 20 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 43 great-great grandchildren (with two on the way); and 1 great-great-great grandchild.
Vi is preceded in death by her parents; siblings Clara (Lester) Phillips, Lenora (Pete) Brady, Mary (James) Boland, and Leonard Pierce; son-in-law Ralph “Don” Moss (1999); daughter Shirley (May) Vaughn (2011).
Vi spent many years as a homemaker, she had five daughters that she and her husband raised in the Battle Creek area. Vi also worked in the plant at Post Foods from 1949 to 1957. She and David worked at Ewing Trailers and at her daughter Carol’s A&W Restaurant. Vi enjoyed the outdoors and they spent many years traveling and camping and visiting all states but Alaska and Hawaii. Vi enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and playing bingo at the America Legion, Post 54, and FireKeepers. She also enjoyed crocheting making beautiful doilies and afghans. She loved life, lived it to the fullest, and loved being the creator of her very large family.
A special thank you to the nurses, aids, and staff that worked at the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility that attended to her care and made her stay pleasant.
Arrangements are by Bachman Hebble Funeral Services. A viewing is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service with a gravesite funeral service on Thursday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility, Attn: Activities Committee, 1150 E. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan 49014.