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John Lee Vaughn

May 14, 1945 — January 23, 2024
Leawood, Kansas

John Lee Vaughn, age 78, Leawood, Kansas, formerly of Mound City, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024.  He was born in Mound City, Kansas, on May 14, 1945, the son of Marion and Edna Paddock Vaughn.

He graduated from Mound City High School in the Class of 1963.  He then attended Fort Scott Community College.  He went on to finish bachelor’s degree at Pittsburg State University.   John was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Linda Krull, on December 22, 1967, in Osawatomie, Kansas. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany.

John had a very successful career in the insurance industry.  He was a great producer and manager with AFLAC and later worked as an independent agent and enjoyed success in this capacity as well. John was a Christian Man living life by the Golden Rule. His family was second only to his faith in the Lord Jesus.  He served on the Board at Shalom and was a member of the American Legion Hewitt New Post #248 in Mound City.

He was preceded in death by his parents. John is survived by his wife, Linda; a son Travis Vaughn and wife Marisa; two daughters, Misty Wilson and husband Jeff, and Meaghan Benz; three sisters, Jeanette Kellstadt, Joan Shroyer, and Judy Poole and husband Don; seven grandchildren, Kylie and husband Jeremy, Bailey and husband Dakota, Rileigh and companion Joey, Aubrey, Savannah, Benjamin, and Ayden; five great-grandchildren, Jala, Ariah, Daxton, Hadley, Brynlee and one coming in June.  


Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the Mound City First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 2, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Shalom Retreat Center, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kansas 66056.  Online condolences can be left at  

(Published in the Linn County Journal on January 26, 2024.)

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