Obituaries detail

Coral June (Herman) Vaughn

May 29, 1936 - March 6, 2023


Coral June Vaughn, 86, of Emporia, Kansas, passed away, Monday, March 6, 2023, in Overland Park, Kansas.


June was born May 29, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Paul and Marjorie (Ring) Herman. She graduated from Central High School.


June married James H. Vaughn on July 30, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Vaughn’s lived in the Prairie Village and Overland Park area for nearly 40 years before moving to Emporia. They were married 68 years.


June was a Loss Prevention Manager for the Jones Store for over 25 years. After retiring, she and Jim traveled throughout Arizona meeting new friends and making a second home there for many years.  She loved her K.C. Chiefs and was an avid K.U. basketball fan! June looked forward to annual flower shopping trips in May with her daughters and friends. She was greatly revered for her famous Red Velvet Cake.


June is survived by her husband James of Emporia, daughters Kimberly Brooks and husband Don of Prairie Village, and Kelly Mayer and husband Charles of Emporia, sisters, Lila Packard of Overland Park and Paula Selvidge of Salem, OR, 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter, nieces and nephews, and her faithful dog Sissy.


She was preceded in death by parents and sister Sharon.


The family asks that you make a contribution to the charity of your choice in memory of June.


Jay Reyes Mar 10, 2023

Friend of the family ,Branson ,Missouri

So sad for your loss, but so glad to have known June. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Jay & Joyce Reyes

Rosanne Ewing Mar 11, 2023

Cousins ,Independence ,Missouri

We are sorry to hear Coral June has passed. May you hearts feel the tender nearness of God, the caring love of friends, and the cherished comfort of memories. With Heartfelt Sympathy Nick & Rosanne Ewing

Karen Warnecke Mar 18, 2023

Friend of Family ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

I had the privilege and honor of knowing the Brooks family as a neighbor and friend. I found out this beautiful woman June worked at the Jones Store after I started a part time job between teaching. She was beautiful and friendly and honest. And yes sometimes she scared me. Kinda similar to a police car passing you and tensing up because you are afraid you have done something wrong. I worked in Customer Service and handled the cash out drawer for many days or evenings. I felt very safe with knowing June was there. Finding out she was Kim's mom was a gift. I love the entire family. Rest in Peace my dear June. And watch over your precious family. I know you are.