Imogene "Jean" Vaughn

February 2, 1930 — December 18, 2017

Imogene "Jean" Vaughn

Imogene Vaughn


Age 87 of Coal City, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, December 18, 2017 at home surrounded by family.

Born February 2, 1930 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 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 Ray) 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 on Thursday, December 21, 2017 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Funeral services will follow Friday morning, December 22, 2017 at 10:00 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. ( 815-634-2125 )

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