Omega Faye (Patterson) Vaughan

November 1, 1937 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Omega Vaughan Obituary

Omega Faye Vaughan, 85 of Tuscumbia, Missouri passed away Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Miller County Care Center in Tuscumbia, Missouri.  She was born November 1, 1937 in Kansas City, Kansas the daughter of the late Truman Alexander and Esther Matilda (Vickers) Patterson.  On August 27, 1955 she was united in marriage to Leroy Vaughan who preceded her in death on December 4, 2022.

Survivors include,

Daughters, Pamela Erwin of Jefferson City, MO; Becky Leonard (Patrick) of Centertown, MO; Tamera Drozd (Joe) of Vienna, VA; Sandra Andrews of Eldon, MO; Sheila Curtman (Joe) of Iberia, MO

Thirteen Grandchildren; Thirty-seven Great-Grandchildren & Twelve Great-Great Grandchildren

Siblings, Sharron Rush; Betty Keeth; Danny Patterson (Brenda)

Brother-in-law, James Shelton

Sisters-in-law, Maggie Patterson & Betty Thiedke

Several Nieces & Nephews

A brother, Leroy Patterson, a sister, Barbara Shelton, two brothers-in-law, Bob Rush and Harley Vaughan, and two sisters-in-law, JoAnne Patterson and Bernice Vaughan preceded her in death.

Omega joined Ulman Christian Church at an early age.  She and the love of her life, Leroy, started their business, LeRoy’s Meat Processors, in 1955 working side-by-side.  As a co-owner, Omega wore many hats.  She was the bookkeeper, retail clerk, and meat wrapper; she boned, ground and stuffed their famous LeRoy’s Pride of the Ozarks Sausage, summer sausage, deer sausage and homemade bologna.

Omega enjoyed getting her daughters involved in horseback riding when they were young; many weekends were spent at horse shows.  She prepared the horses and the daughters for the shows from grooming the horses to sewing the girls’ show costumes.  Omega also enjoyed farming, gardening, canning and sewing.  She was known for her cobblers, pies, noodles and fried chicken.  Some of her greatest joys were fishing and hunting mushrooms at Truman Lake and camping with friends and family. 

Visitation will be Friday, October 13, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO with the Funeral Service beginning at 12:00 PM with Pastor Charlie Worstell officiating.  Burial will follow at the Tuscumbia Cemetery in Tuscumbia, MO.

Memorials in her name are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO. 

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October 13, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
5 South Oak St.
Eldon, MO 65026

Funeral Service
October 13, 2023

12:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
5 South Oak St.
Eldon, MO 65026


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