|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1938|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 2010|
Anna Katherine Brasel, age 71 of Harrison, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Hospice of the Hills House in Harrison.
She was born August 12, 1938 at Parthenon, Arkansas the daughter of Lawrence A. and Gussie (Taylor) Vaughn.
She was united in marriage with Garland Brasel on June 25, 1954, at Wayton, Arkansas. They shared 55 wonderful years together.
She was a resident of Boone County, a retired employee of the Valley Springs School, a member of the Lone Beech United Baptist Church where she served as secretary for the Sunday school for many years. She also served as treasurer of the Wilderness Point Bible Camp.
Mrs. Brasel was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Marvin "Bubby" Vaughn.
Survivors include her husband, Garland of the home, a son, Michael (Dana) Brasel of Harrison; two daughters, Carolyn (Jeff) Starkey of Valley Falls, Kansas and Lisa (Brad) Fancher of Siloam Springs, 5 grandchildren, Sara Sanders of Fayetteville; Tyler Fleming of Omaha, Nebraska; Lindsay Starkey of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Tori and Maggie Fancher of Siloam Springs; 2 great grandchildren, Savannah and Creighton Sanders of Fayetteville; three brothers, Benny (Mickey) Vaughn of Andale, Kansas; Stanley (Sandi) Vaughn, of Clearwater, Kansas; and Terry (Linda) Vaughn of Derby, Kansas; one sister, Brenda (Larry) Jacobs of Haysville, Kansas; she is also survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerry (Doris) Brasel of Eagle Rock, Missouri; Billy (Jimmie) Brasel of Jasper; Roy (Sue) Brasel; Janis (Coy) Essex of Harrison; Coy (Judy) Brasel of Jasper; Ken (Ava) Brasel of Harrison, and Harold (Karen) Brasel of Jasper; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Katherine had a great love for family and children. She demonstrated this love through her wonderful cooking talent serving 34 years as a cook for the Wilderness Point Bible Camp and 28 years for the Valley Springs School where many young people enjoyed her home-made yeats rolls and cinnamon rolls.
Funeral services will be Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at Coffman Funeral Home in Harrison with Rev. Bobby Young and Rev. Jerry Spurlock officiating. Visitation from 6 to 8 P.M., Thursday, February 18 at Coffman Funeral Home in Harrison. Pallbearers will be Meri Vaughn, Chris Willis, Aaron Brasel, Brandon Brasel, Bobby Joe Young and Jamison Foster. Honorary Pallbearers are Nieces and Nephews, Hospice of the Hills, and Dr. Cathy Clary. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Hills Hospice House, 501 East Sherman, Harrison, Arkansas, 72601.
Online condolences may be made to www.coffmanfh.com
As a kid I never really knew Katherine. She was in the group of cousins that were enough older than me that we didn't have anything in common.
I was around her in the summers when they'd come to visit our grandpa and grandma Vaughn there at Wayton, AR.
I remember her as being fairly quiet until she got tickled over something, then the laughter would roll from her in great gushes. When she smiled, her whole face lit up and even as a kid watching her, I couldn't help but smile and want so badly to be a part of whatever the joke was that everyone was in on except all us younger ones.
Naturally as a member of the 'younger' set of cousins, of which her baby brother was a member, we were pretty much left to figure things out for ourselves. We still had fun hanging out on the fringes of the group of 'older' cousins.
Katherine always seemed so confident and self assured.
She was one of the older cousins that, as a kid, I wanted to grow up to be like. I hope in some ways I've realized some of my childhood desires...
Lawrence A Vaughn (1913 - 1998)
Gussie Taylor Vaughn (1920 - 2008)
Anna Katherine Vaughn Brasel (1938 - 2010)
Marvin L Vaughn (1939 - 1995)*
Maple Leaf Cemetery
Created by: Beverly Joe Vaughn
Record added: Feb 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48505947