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Winona Faye Vaughan

Winona Faye "Grant" Vaughan, 85 of Dover passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Conway Baptist Health.  She was born to Ermil and Rose Turner Grant on May 7, 1935 in Dover.

She was a graduate of Dover High School in 1953. She played saxophone in the band, basketball and was a cheerleader. In 1954 she and her high school sweetheart were married in Moreland Arkansas. She was a lifetime member of Hatley Missionary Baptist Church. She was an avid quilter. She worked as office manager for International Shoe Company for 13 year. She retired from Child Development Inc. and Arkansas State University after 50 years of service. She was the first person in the state to receive her Child Development Associates Degree. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Joe Don Grant.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Leon Vaughan; Daughters, Vickie Harris, Rose Vaughan-Dover; grandchildren, Princess & Eric Wheeler, Dustin & Holly Dover, Jerad & Shay Dover; great grandchildren, Madalynn Wheeler, Lydia Wheeler, Grant Dover; brother, John & Nootsie Grant and several nieces, nephews and other family. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hatley Missionary Baptist Church, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society. 

The graveside service will be 10am Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Rest Haven Memorial Park. Mask are required. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com .

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I loved Ms Nona... She treated me as her own. She was so kind and showed compassion for everyone.. I am truly blessed by even having the honor to spend time with at her house. Leon Vickie and Rose I just found out about this and I am truly sorry to hear about her passing. But she is now with our Lord and she has that new body and home we are all striving to receive. Love you all

Denise Duvall Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

I remember my mother working with Nona Faye at the International Shoe Factory. She was such a sweet lady.

Janet Crow Schweinfurth Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

Was a joy to have known this beautiful kind lady

Mary Jo Whittenburg Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

Such a sweet , respected Lady. Im so glad I knew her.

Pam Berry Chastain Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Nona. She was so sweet and kind to everyone. I had the pleasure of working with Nona for several years at Child Development. Her compassion for children and families was inspiring. She worked tirelessly in helping families obtain quality childcare services. Nona had a great sense of humor. Nona's office was next to mine, and one day I remember we laughed so hard, we cried. We had fun helping each other surprise our co-workers during Secret Santa week. She was one of a kind. Nona will forever be in my heart.

Karen Rossmaier Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Winona Vaughan

Kurt and Alice (King) Kutz Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to all who are grieving the loss of this wonderful lady. I had the pleasure of working with Nona at CDI for several years and have nothing but good memories of time spent with her. I will miss her. God bless her family.

Angie Rhyne Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Winona Vaughan

Carol Morphis Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Winona Vaughan

Joanna Guston Nov 15 2020 12:00 AM

My memories of Winona focus around her calm demeanor and kindness toward all. She had the perfect combination of characteristics and personality traits with a devotion to early childhood education which supported her exceptional work as a child development professional. Her impact on the many children she cared for and her association with all her staff, friends, and family leaves wonderful memories to be cherished.

Mary Ann Rollans Nov 15 2020 12:00 AM

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