Silas A. Vaught, 96, a former resident of rural Fall River, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at the Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita. He was born Dec. 17, 1913 in Choctaw, Okla., the son of Andy and Ethel Blazier Vaught. He was a 1933 graduate of Severy High School. Silas worked for the Frisco Railroad and Boeing before he was the owner and operator of the Vaught Service Station and restaurant.
On July 3, 1934, he married LaVera Smith. She preceded him in death Feb. 14, 1983.
Survivors include two children, LaVina “Joan” Burt, Wichita, Charles “Jack” Vaught, Okmulgee, Okla.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Vaught, and grandson Jimmie.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20 in Weakley Cemetery, with Masonic rites by Greenwood Lodge #163. Visitation at Timmons Funeral Home will be Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m., with the family receiving friends 6 to 7 p.m. A memorial with the Kansas Masonic Home Pavilion has been established and contributions can be sent to Timmons Funeral Home, PO Box 168, Fredonia, KS, 66736.