Kevin Kennith Vaughn

March 15, 1961October 2, 2021

CREVE COEUR ~ Kevin Kennith Vaughn, 60, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 8:21 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021 at his home.

Born March 15, 1961 in Pekin to Kennith and Shiree (Lasswell) Vaughn, he married Karen Kirk on May 7, 1993 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are his father; one daughter, Amber Vaughn of Bettendorf, Iowa; two sons, Kody Vaughn of Bartonville and Kyle Vaughn of Creve Coeur; two grandchildren, Emmeline and Kenny Vaughn; one brother, Keith Vaughn and one sister, Kristina Brewer.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one sister Karla Anderson. Kevin worked for many years as a member of the Local 18 Plasterers’ & Cement Masons’ Union as a concrete finisher.

In his free time he enjoyed hunting, watching NASCAR and motorcycle racing Kevin was a member of the Pekin Motorcycle Club for 20 years. He also enjoyed having a drink of Jack Daniels and Busch Beer and spending time with grandchildren and dogs.

A private visitation will be held for the family at a later date. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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Anna Reliford

October 7, 2021

Karen and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Hold tight to your memories. Hugs and prayers for strength and comfort during this time in your lives.
Anna Reliford

Heather Hare

October 6, 2021

So very sorry for the loss of your husband, dad, and grandpa. I remember him tooling around the neighborhood on his lawnmower. I hope he is giving Karla a huge hug from all of us. I know he will be missed!


Nancy & Jim Sherer

October 5, 2021

Our hearts ache hearing the news of Kevin’s passing. He was Jim’s best man at our wedding in 1982. Great man, big heart & beautiful family. Rest In Peace dear friend. Never forgotten & forever loved!❤️

RevRon Talbot

October 5, 2021

Karen, Amber, Kody & Kyle … sorry for your loss … Kevin - RIP — I know you will be missed …

Karen, thanks for being available during our time with our family and letting you know that we are here for you … prayers, peace and may God’s comfort comfort you.

The Talbot’s

Shelby Vaughn

October 5, 2021

I always remember every year at my grandpas Christmas party, he would tell me I was “too beautiful for this family “❤️ He always made me feel special!

Dale DeRosear

October 5, 2021

I will cherish the memories from the good ol days at the race track. Especially camping at Springfield and the Amateur Grand Nationals. We all had some good high dear friend!

Amber Vaughn

October 5, 2021

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to our family, brought food, sent numerous prayers, love, light and thoughts. Dad lived big and loved hard. We will forever be changed by his presence and his passing will leave a gaping hole in our lives. We are lucky that we can remember good times and that we were able to spend time with him before he left this earthly plane.

I love you dad. Till we meet again, when our energy reunites and when we are perfect in our knowing.