Mary Chloe Vaught

Mary Chloe Vaught, 95, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., formerly of Charleston, W.Va., passed away March 4, 2013, at her home in Mineral Wells.

Mary was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Calhoun County, W.Va., on 3 mile creek. She was the daughter of the late Zanas Oberlan Cooper and Effie Maude Burrows Cooper. She moved to Elizabeth, W.Va., when she was around 11 years old. She was a graduate of Wirt County High School, class of 1937. She was an outstanding wife and mother, who loved to look after her family. She was a homemaker and enjoyed baking, canning, keeping family scrapbooks, quilting and needlework. She was also a tremendous cook.

Mary and her husband of 56 years, Gerald Speedy Vaught, enjoyed several trips prior to retirement as well as after retirement. They included travels across the United States, two trips to Europe, two cruises in the Mediterranean, and a trip to Australia and New Zealand. Mary was a long time member of the Church of Christ at Elizabeth, W.Va., Dunbar, W.Va., and Camden Avenue Church of Christ in Parkersburg. She was a very active member of the church over the many years, helping to prepare meals, helping teach Sunday school classes, and participating in various other church activities. Her favorite scripture was Psalms 23.

Mary was preceded in death by her father and mother; and in 2000 by her husband, Gerald G. Speedy Vaught; and five brothers and three sisters. She was the last living member of her family. She is survived by her two sons, Ronald and his wife Brenda, and Bradley, all of Mineral Wells; a grandchild, Ronald Vaught and his wife Melody of Mineral Wells; two great-grandchildren, Hanna Rose and Heath Glen of Mineral Wells; and several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Leavitt Funeral Home Parkersburg, with Evangelist Donnie J. Chapman officiating. Burial will be at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Elizabeth, W.Va. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

The family wishes to thank all the caregivers for the special care they gave to Mary.

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