Obituary for Bertha Beatrice (Dallas) Vaught

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Bertha Beatrice (Dallas) Vaught

May 27, 1920 - July 9, 2014

Bertha Beatrice Vaught, 94, of Providence, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She was born May 27, 1920 to the late Chester and Verna Dallas on their farm south of Spearsville, Indiana. Mrs. Vaught graduated in 1938 from Morgantown High School and began work at Kingans meatpacking plant in Indianapolis where she almost doubled her weekly wage by consistently exceeding piecework standards. She married Clyde Vaught Jr on November 8, 1941 and remained loyal to him for the rest of her life. When Mr. Vaught returned from serving in Patton's Army during World War II, she gave up her job to focus on being a full-time wife and mother. Clyde and Beatrice lived in Indianapolis, Trafalgar, Green Township (near Martinsville) and Providence.

Mrs. Vaught and her husband helped found the annual reunion of the 255th Field Artillery Battalion in which her husband served, and she remained a loyal attendee and occasional host in the 65 years since. When her husband passed away in 1976, Mrs. Vaught took over the business he had started, Central Indiana Truck Equipment Corp., and continued it successfully until she could turn it over to her children and retire for good. She then returned to her preferred life of being the best mother and grandmother she could be. She was adored by her grandchildren for her love for them and for her wit, which always kept them laughing. On Saturday mornings, Grandma Bea had an open invitation to make pancakes for her grandchildren and their friends in and around Providence. She became known and loved by many outside her own family. She traveled extensively with friends and family to many countries and all over the U.S. whenever the opportunity arose.

Mrs. Vaught's passion for her family was exceeded only by her passion for her Lord and His church. She and her husband helped found the Edinburgh Church of Christ where he preached, and she attended after his passing until poor health dictated otherwise. Even then, she was a prayer warrior who many wanted on their side when they underwent significant adversity. She loved God's handiwork in nature and enjoyed looking at the flowers and birds outside her window in her last days.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Vaught was also preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Dallas and Marguerite Strickling; a brother, James Dallas; and a granddaughter, Danna Law Bolt. She is survived by her six children, Johnnie (Jan), Kenny, Judy (Dannie) Law, James (Jin Lei), David and Danny (Eileen), plus 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren-each of whom received a gift every Christmas from Mrs. Vaught. She is also survived by three sisters (Beulah Walker, Thelma Kanis and Veda (Max) Schrougham).

Funeral services: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. Visitation: Monday, 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial: East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.


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Born: May 27, 1920
Died: July 9, 2014

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Donna Robbins posted on 1/1/00

I first met Bea Vaught when my son, Dean Fry, married her granddaughter, Julie Vaught. Since that time, it has truly been an honor to have known Bea. She was always so nice to talk to and visit with. A fond memory of Bea was at the beach house in Galveston, Texas, when a large number of our families enjoyed a wonderful visit. Through the years, she and her family have been a wonderful blessing in our lives. God has gained a true Saint with Bea in His Heavenly Realm. Keeping you all close in our hearts, we send our love and prayers. Donna Robbins & Families (Walker, Wood, Fry)


Carla Russ posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry to learn of Bea's passing. I remember visiting the farm with my parents and Uncle Marvin when I was little. Then of course Marvin attending my and Danny's graduation from Purdue and dinner after. Johnnie - what a lovely tribute you wrote and was shared at Marvin's funeral this morning. Many memories... Carla George Russ