Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL


Mary Ruth Vaughan Tchinski

January 10, 1928January 12, 2020

Mary Ruth Vaughan Tchinski (Mother, Nana and Aunt MarRu), 92, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Born in Jacksonville, FL on January 10, 1928 to Granville L. and Ruth Hall Vaughan. Mary Ruth spent most of her life in Jacksonville, FL and was a 1946 Mid Year Graduate of Lee High School. Mary Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, nana, and great nana.

Mary Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 70 years Bernard J. Tchinski, and daughter Kathleen T. Yedlicka. Survivors include daughter Connie Carroll (Tom), son-in-law Karel Yedlicka, sister Marjorie Royce (Harry), brother Thomas Vaughan (Kathy), three grandsons, Alex Carroll, Trip Yedlicka (Amanda), Michael Carroll (Kate) of Charlotte, NC, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Reception Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, January 20, 2020


Mary Ruth Vaughan Tchinski

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Cindy Smith

January 15, 2020

Aunt MarRuth was very creative and she always supported me as a young artist! I always looked forward to herChristmas Presents all art related. When I was 9 she gave me a drawing book for girls by Genevieve Vaughan Jackson. She told me maybe one day my name could be on an art book, too.
Her stained glass was beautiful. The ceramics she made are some of my favorite pieces. I know that Aunt MarRuth is already making a new stained window for heaven.

Pam Martin

January 13, 2020

Beautiful Cousin Mary Ruth!

My prayers are with each of the family members!!