Zelta Bea Vaughn, 90, of Cleveland, Okla. passed from this life on June 27, 2019, at the Southern Oaks Care Center in Pawnee, Okla.
Bea was born in Cane Hill, Ark. She was the daughter of Troy and Ida Marie (Latta) Reed. As a young girl Bea was raised and received her education in Cane Hill and Fly Creek area. Bea later moved to the Sand Springs area looking for work. She worked at a local café for a short time before gaining employment at Oklahoma Tire and Supply. While working there she caught the eye of a young man Charles Willis Vaughn, Sr. The two were later united in marriage on October 7, 1948 in Sand Springs. The couple established their initial home in Sand Springs remaining there until 1966. At that time Bea and Charles moved to their current home west of Cleveland. Bea was homemaker tending to the needs of the children as well as making a lot of their clothing. She also was very selective on cleaning houses for just a few people in the area.
Bea enjoyed working in the garden growing vegetable as well as flowers. Bea had several plants that she would nurture and take care of yearly; planting them in the Spring and later digging them back up to place back in the cellar until the next year. She was also very good domino and Uno player. Cooking was something she took pride in and was probably one of the best around. Bea was always busy and very energetic doing something all the time.
Survivors include her husband Charles of the home, two children Gaylen Vaughn of Cleveland, Okla., Vicki Vaughn of Cleveland, Okla.; three siblings Brenda Knowles of Prairie Grove, Ark., Ronnie Reed of Westville, Okla., Neal Reed of Morrow, Ark., two grandchildren Caitlyn and Lucas Vaughn both of Cleveland, Okla. as well as numerous other relatives and friends that will mourn her passing. In addition to her parents Bea was preceded in death by her son Charlie, Jr, grandson Jacob Vaughn, siblings Datha Johnson, Betty Minick, Donald Reed and Tom Reed.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., today (Wednesday, July 3, 2019) at the Chapman-Black Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Chapman-Black Funeral Home. Friends and family can visit an online guest book and memorial at www.chapman-black.com