Beulah Mae Vaughan

Beulah Mae Vaughan passed away on December 30, 2017, six days after her 92nd birthday, in Raytown, MO. She was born in Quay, OK on December 24, 1925 to William Edgar and Allie Dodd.  In 1949, she married the love of her life, Roscoe Hagar Vaughan, at the Dodd family home in Jennings, OK.  They later moved to Drumright, OK in 1960 where they raised their son and two daughters.

In Drumright, she was commonly referred to as “The Avon Lady” where she passionately sold Avon for more than 39 years and where she was a member of the Avon Presidents Club for most years.  Some of her most cherished pastimes were spending time with family, cooking, canning, and gardening.  She also thoroughly enjoyed several other hobbies such as sewing, crossword puzzles, quilting, and other homemade crafts that she shared with family and friends.  Her greatest passion, however, was helping others.  If someone had a need and she knew about it, she was always there to help out.  Beulah was a true Christian in every sense and was a faithful member of the Broadway Church of Christ in Drumright for more than 50 years.

Beulah spent the last two years of her life in Kansas City, MO living with her daughter, Sharon and son-in-law Buddy.

Beulah is survived by her son Roscoe Dale (Elizabeth) Vaughan, daughter Cheryl (Rick) Roberts, and daughter Sharon (Irven “Buddy”) Self. 5 grandchildren Stephen (Stephanie) Self, Nathan Vaughan, Lisa (Jamie) Forsee, Becky (Nathan) Goodnight, and Krislyn Roberts. 6 great grandchildren: Holly Self, Taylor Self, Aiden Self, Allie Goodnight, Jacob Goodnight, and Benjamin Goodnight.  She is also survived by her two sisters Betty Williams and Bonnie Tilson.

Beulah was preceded in death by her husband Roscoe, father, mother, brother William Edgar Dodd, and sister Fern Varnell.

Visitation services will be held from 9-11am on Saturday, January 6th, and funeral services following at 11am at the Blue River Church of Christ in Lee’s Summit, MO.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home, Raytown, MO.

Beulah will be laid to rest, beside her husband, at the Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, OK.



  1. Irene LeMarr on January 4, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Sorry for your loss. She was special.

  2. Sharon Self on January 4, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    I will always cherish the last two years of mom’s life when she lived with my husband and I. She never had to cook a meal, do laundry, or clean the house. I would always think of the times when she would do these things for me and now it was my time try to repay her for being the best mom there ever was. Thank you, Mom you will be truly missed.

  3. Stephen Self on January 5, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    We will always love you grandma. I will always remember spending summers at your house. You will always be in our hearts.

  4. Kim Roberts on January 5, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    She was a special lady and an inspiration to me now. You always knew what she believed and where she stood. And I remember every time I came to visit you growing up, she was always taking a meal to someone, visiting them, etc. She was never too busy. I love to hear the stories from Mother about the trouble the two of them got in to growing up. They had to be quite the pair. She will be missed. My prayers are with all of you.

  5. Tony and Samantha Pollard on January 6, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Such a sweet lady who will be truly missed by all who knew her! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  6. Norma Tyree on January 9, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Your mother was such a special aunt to me. I will miss my visits with her.
    And to Dale, Cheryl and Sharon::, your parents raised such good christian children she was very proud of you.

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