December 13, 1930 – December 29, 2022
Wife of pastor Kenneth R. Vaught, Helen Marie Vaught, age 92 of Hastings, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, December 29, 2022.
She was born on December 13, 1930, in Seymour, Indiana, the daughter of Clyde and Mildred (Helt) Montgomery.
Helen was a 1948 graduate of Corydon High School in Corydon, Indiana, followed by two years of business college. She worked for 40 years at Pennock Hospital in the business office and reception desk.
Helen married Kenneth Vaught in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 26, 1955. They were blessed with 62 years of marriage until his passing in 2017.
She was well known for being a terrific cook and homemaker. In her earlier years, Helen directed church choirs. She loved chocolates, peanut butter and ice cream – almost daily!
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Kenneth R. Vaught, her parents, mother and father-in-law, and brother Luther (Luke) Montgomery.
Helen is survived by her son, Timothy Vaught of Hastings, daughter, Melinda (Mindy) (Thomas) Deckard of Centerville, IN, grandsons, Joel (Alicia) Deckard of Leesburg, VA, Adam (Emily) Deckard of St. Louis, MO, great-grandson Silas Deckard, brother Robert (Joyce) Montgomery of Battle Ground, IN, sister-in-law Delores Montgomery of Watseka, IL, sister, Brenda Spencer of Frankfort, KY, several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews, and numerous friends of all ages.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Visitation was held at Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings. A Funeral Service was held at Hope United Methodist Church in Hastings.
Arrangements are in the care of Girrbach Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.