Janice K. Vaughn

May 11, 2021
Vaughn, Janice


10:30 am on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in La Porte City     


5:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021 at La Porte City Funeral Home


West View Cemetery


May be directed to St. Paul United Methodist Church - (501 Sycamore St, La Porte City, IA 50651)

Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Janice K. Vaughn, 78, of La Porte City, died on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at MercyOne Waterloo of natural causes.

Janice was born on April 7, 1943 in Hampton, daughter of Martin and Addie (Simonsen) Larsen. 

She graduated from Franklin Community High School in 1961. She went on to receive degrees from Gale Institute of Data Processing in Minneapolis and the Business Institute of Technology for secretarial studies.  

Janice married Roger Vaughn on August 16, 1963 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Coulter. 

She was primarily a homemaker but spent plenty of time helping Roger on the farm. She had also worked at EPI for 15 years. 

Janice was a member at St. Paul United Methodist Church. She loved tending to her flower gardens and watching the birds. She enjoyed crosswords, needlework and playing cards, especially Bridge, 500 and Pepper, and had been part of a card club for 55 years. She had a very generous heart when it came to helping animals. She was a faithful Christian and often recited the scriptures. Janice treasured her family and was known of taking special care of everyone. 

Survived by her husband, Roger Vaughn of La Porte City; four children, Steven (Beth) Vaughn of Garrison, Kathleen (Gaylon Gravatt) of Olathe, KS, Daniel Vaughn and Chet (Dannielle Becerra) Vaughn both of La Porte City; fifteen grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Pansy Alcorn and Delores Moffitt; and brother, Marvin Larsen.

Click here to send a private message to the family.



Leave a comment
  1. Pastor King | May 14, 2021
    He taught me more in a few conversations than all the other Pastors I served under
  2. Pastor King | May 14, 2021
    I served under him as a semi-vicar around 1993 when in the seminary at Ft Wayne.  Taught me more than all the other vicarage pastors in just a few moments of talking to him. 
  3. Jack and Carol | May 13, 2021
    Janice was a good friend and her family as well. She will be greatly missed. Offering prayers for all.
  4. Marvin and Sue Hrubes | May 13, 2021
    Sad to hear the news.  Our sympathy and prayers to all the family members.

    Leave a comment

    Locate Us

    Get directions to Kearns Funeral Service.

    Play button icon. Click to order flowers.

    Order Flowers

    Choose the arrangement and let us worry about the rest

    Play button icon. Click to order flowers.

    Plan a Gathering & 

    Celebrate a life that has been lived and has touched so many.

    Play button icon. Click to plan a gathering or celebration.

    Local Grief Support

    Find a support group to help you cope with grief.

    Play button icon. Click to plan a gathering or celebration.