Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Aaron Ellis "Big A" Vaughn, 71, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of Carlinville, Ill., died at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield on Thursday, June 27, 2024. He was born Dec. 29, 1952 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Steve Preston and Mary Taylor and they preceded him in death. He married Margaret Eve Simmons, of Springfield, on July 10, 1978 in Carlinville and she survives.

He was a coal miner for Monterey Coal Co., and he was a member of the UMWA. He enjoyed CB radio, reading, and old cars. Aaron never met a stranger for he loved talking to people.

He is survived by his two children, Steve (Jo...

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