Obituary of Patsy Vaughn

Patsy Ann Vaughn, age 84, a resident of Nevada, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at her home in Nevada.

She was born September 5, 1937, in Ft. Scott, Kansas the daughter of Harold Sipe and Thelma Fitzgerald Sipe.  Patsy spent her childhood on the farm on the banks of Mill Creek near Devon, Kansas.  She attended the Crescent Rural School and went on to graduate from Uniontown High School.

She trained under the direction of Sister Mary Jude (Dietrich).  Following her training with the sisters of Mercy, she moved to Nevada where she worked in Dr. Wray’s office.  She later worked as a lab tech at the Nevada City Hospital and the Bates County Medical Clinic and the Nevada Medical Clinic. She retired from the Nevada Regional Medical Center at the age of 75.


Survivors include her children, Steven Michael Sipe (Becky) of Kincaid, Kansas, Mikki Gardner (Rocky) of Nevada, Douglas Duncan of Nevada, Missouri, Chadd Duncan of Walker, Missouri, Jana Vaughn of  Nevada and D.J. Vaughn also of  Nevada, Darlene Hallford (Dennis) of Eldorado Springs, Missouri and Melissa Smith (Paul), of Nevada; twenty grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother, John Sipe (Marilyn) of Ft. Scott, Kansas, and a sister in law, Joyce Sipe of rural Fort Scott, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Lisa Vaughn, a grandson, Tanner Duncan, a sister, Shirley Loubier and a brother, Bob Sipe.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be left in of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

One thought on “Obituary of Patsy Vaughn”

  1. My dear, dear friend. Don’t really know what I will do without you. Friends for over 30 years. We’ve had many adventures together, lots of memories. I miss you my friend but know you are at peace now. Love you

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