Stephanie Anne (Inwood) Vaughn

August 17, 1972 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old

Stephanie Vaughn Obituary

Stephanie Anne Vaughn, loving mother, daughter, sister and friend, died on September 19, 2023 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kan. at the age of 51. Stephanie was born August 17, 1972 in Emporia, KS to Steve and Kathleen Inwood who survive. Other than a few years of college, Stephanie was a life-long Emporia resident. She graduated from Olpe High School class of 1991 and attended Pratt Community College on a basketball scholarship and later attended Emporia State University where she studied marketing. Stephanie worked for Brown’s Shoe Fit, Dolly Madison, but her greatest job was that of being a mother to Kennedy Vaughn. Stephanie loved to cook. She loved animals, especially dogs, but did love the cats. Stephanie had no greater joy than being a mother. She was a passionate protector of her family and spent hours driving her parents to appointments and being their primary caregiver. The love she had for both of them was evident. Stephanie is survived by her daughter, Kennedy Vaughn; her parents, Steve and Kathleen Inwood all of Emporia; her brother, Brian Inwood and wife Nancy of Sterling, KS; nephew and nieces, Cameron, Katie and Paige Inwood of Sterling; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Emporia, with Father Carter Zielinski officiating. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Emporia. Memorials may be given to the Stephanie Inwood Memorial Fund in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling, Kansas.

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Funeral Mass
October 4, 2023

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
101 Cottonwood Street
Emporia, KS 66801


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