He farmed until he retired in 1987. He served as volunteer minister of Jehovah's Witnesses from 1957 until his death.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Vaughn; his children, Steve Vaughn and his wife, Linda, of Gas City, Kan., and Kenneth Vaughn and his wife, Theresa, of Deerfield, Mo.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1408 N. Washington St., Nevada, on Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m.
Contributions can be made to the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, at 14192 E. Lady Rd., Nevada, MO 64772.