Geri Vaughn

Aug 7th, 1930 - Feb 3rd, 2018


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Wed, Feb. 7th, 2018 5pm-8pm


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2018 11am

Geri Vaughn

Marion-Geri Vaughn, 87, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Geri was born on August 7, 1930 in Carterville to Clyde and Flossie (Taylor) Blake. She married Robert R. Vaughn on September 24, 1950 in Marion.  He preceded her in death on January 17, 2008.

Geri was a longtime member of Second Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. Her first job was at Sangamo Electric and then she worked for the Bank of Marion for over 30 years. Geri was an avid Cardinals fan and enjoyed square dancing.  She spent time at the Senior Citizens Center playing in the Kitchen Band.  Geri loved spending time with her family and friends and adored her puppies “Skipper” and “Shady.” Geri will be missed by all.


Daughter-Debbie and Doug Murrie of Murphysboro

Granddaughter-Aundrea “Andi” and Jason Mahoney

Grandson-Kyle and Nicole Davis

Great grandchildren:

Rylee Jean Davis

Carson Byron Davis

Hannah Noelle Mahoney

Nephew-Ron and Jane Vaughn

Niece- JoEllen and Jim Anderson

Several great nieces and nephews and cousins

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and brother, Clyde “Corky” Blake.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Wes Henson and Rev. Charles Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church Building Fund and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959

3 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Linda Peas Averitt

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 7, 2018

    Hey Debbie it’s Linda Peas Averitt going to try and be there this evening Feb. 8th I hope to get to see you and talk to you! I’m so sorry for your loss!

  • Guest: Peggy Jean Smoot

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 7, 2018

    Sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a beautiful lady.
    She and your father have visited our home. Like his mother, your father was interested in genealogy.

  • Guest: Harry Boyd

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 8, 2018

    My wife, Dorothy Boyd and myself have known Geri for years and are very sorry about her passing. It seems only a few months since we last saw her here in Marion and learned then that she had relocated to Murphysboro. She and Bob made a good looking couple and will be missed very much. We are also sorry we will have to miss today’s funeral service as we are just now recovering from a two week cold.