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Brandon Vaughan


     Brandon M. Vaughan, age 31, of Lamar, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Barton County Memorial Hospital.


     Brandon was born December 22, 1977, in Dallas, Texas, to Mike and Fran (Hooton) Vaughan.  In 1987 he moved with his family to Lamar where he graduated from Lamar High School in 1997.  He attended Missouri Southern and graduated summa cum laude from Pittsburg State University.  Brandon had worked as an industrial electrician at Jasper Products in Joplin and Epoch Composites in Lamar.  He was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church.


     On November 11, 2005, at Lamar, Brandon married April Ambler and she survives, of the home.  Also surviving are his daughter, Chloe Marie of the home;  his parents, Mike and Fran Vaughan, Lamar; a sister and brother-in-law, Courtney and Donnie Dec, Kansas City, Missouri; his paternal grandmother, Pat Vaughan, Lamar; a niece Madalyn Dec, Kansas City; and an uncle and aunt, James & Marilyn Hooton, College Station, Texas.  Extended family surviving are Brandon’s parents-in-law, Dennis & Bea Ambler, Lamar; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Stephanie & Howard Morris and Beth & Adam Besendorfer; nieces and nephews, Allison, Austin, & Ashlynn Morris and Dashel Pennell, all of Lamar.


     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 6th at Daniel Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to Barton County Memorial Hospital in care of Daniel Funeral Home.






#19 Vero Beach, FLOwen Kyser II 2010-03-04 07:43
Rest in Peace, Brandon. God be with you Make and Fran. I regret that we haven't seen you in over two decades. My prayers and those of my family are with you all in this difficult time. May you find peace.
With love,
Owen Kyser II
Linda Kyser
Owen Kyser, Sr.
#18 Arlington, MassachusettsKim McCorkell 2009-04-23 11:05
Mike, Fran, Courtney and Family

I am so sorry to hear about Brandon. I know there is no words that can ease the pain you feel right now. May God bring peace and comfort to you. I want you to know that I think the world of all of you! You've been so kind and giving since the day I met you. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Be strong!

Love, Kim
#17 Grove, OklahomaLinda & Kara Van Dam Mullinax 2009-04-22 14:57
Mike, Fran, Courtney, Pat & April

Kara and I just learned yesterday of your loss. Please know how truly sorry we feel. We have so many memories of Brandon and Courtney and their time growing up with Kara. That smile of his will really something. There are no perfect words at this time so please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. Love you all.

Linda and Kara
#16 Tulsa, OkKara Van Dam Mullinax 2009-04-21 20:08
Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear about Brandon. I can only send my thoughts, prayers, friendship and memories. May God bless and comfort you all.
With Love,
Kara Van Dam
#15 Topeka, KansasDavid and Karen RoederFinley 2009-04-13 16:15
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you- Mike, Fran, April, Chloe, Courtney, and the rest of your family-at this very sad time of your lives. May God keep all your wonderful memories and times you had with Brandon in your hearts forever. May God give you the comfort you need at this time to help ease your sorrows and your deep loss.
#14 Liberal, MOCarol Hanshaw 2009-04-08 12:51
Fran & Mike

Little did we know when we were making 'happy' plans for the senior trip and graduation that our paths would cross again at a time in your lives filled with pain and sorrow. I have no idea what you must be feeling, but please know that I'm so sorry for your loss!!

May God grant you the peace that only He can give.

Carol Hanshaw
#13 Eileen Kennedy 2009-04-07 11:14
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with your entire family. May God comfort you in this time of great pain.

Tim and Eileen
#12 Marietta, GAKiley Potter Newell 2009-04-07 05:37
Courtney, Fran, & Mike,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. I send you thoughts of comfort.
#11 Springfield, MOBrett Marti 2009-04-06 10:25
There are so many things that have crossed my mind since Brandon's passing. The times he was able to make me grin with his infectious smile and his wonderful sense of humor to the times he was concerned for a friend who was facing a trial or a need. There is no doubt in my mind that Brandon was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed. May God Bless and Keep His Family at this time of grief.
#10 St. Louis, MOChuck and Sarah Russell 2009-04-06 08:07
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chuck Russell and Family

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