Doris Vaughan Fulghum died August 6, 2014.  She was the only child of Blanche Jones Vaughan and Roy Vaughan.  She was born November 20, 1922 in Buckner, Missouri and was a 1940 graduate of William Chrisman High School.  A descendent of the earliest settlers in Jackson and Clay Counties, she loved the family farm in the Missouri River bottoms near Atherton, Missouri.

Doris married Gale Fulghum on September 14, 1944 in Chicago.  She lived in many states, often in undesirable locations, sacrificing her love of the area to advance Gale’s career.  Doris had a very generous spirit, remarkable energy and was a wonderful homemaker.

Doris was active in the PTA, libraries and Boy Scouts in the Independence schools and elsewhere.  She also volunteered for the Red Cross in nursing homes.  Doris was a devout and supportive church member, belonging to the Daughters of the  American Revolution, and was an avid genealogist.

Doris was preceded in death by Gale.  She is survived by her son, Gary, and daughter in-law Terri of Lenexa, grandsons Clay (Kristin) Kansas City, MO., Jordan (Mary Kate), Chicago, two great-granddaughters, Leighton Gale and Amelia Ann, and first cousin Kaye Vaughan, Knowlton, Quebec.

Special thanks is given to those doctors who diagnosed and treated her multiple myeloma, considerably enhancing and extending her life, and to those very special care givers at her assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, and at Crossroads Hospice who gave her comfort, love and relief.  Private family services have been held.

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