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Lena Wells Vaughn

August 14, 2014

Lena Wells Vaughn, 91, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Aug. 8, 2014. She was born in Alexander to Leslie and Wreathy McClain on Aug. 15, 1922.
Lena was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton. She loved to cook and prepared many wonderful meals for her family and friends.  During the 1950s she was employed by the Benton School District as a cook at Benton High School and volunteered countless hours at Saline Memorial Hospital.
Lena and her late husband, Wylie, were avid campers and enjoyed singing and entertaining fellow campers at the Shouse Ford Campground on Lake DeGray in Arkadelphia.  She and Wylie were active members of the Benton Senior Wellness and Activity Center and won many trophies in dance competitions.  
She was preceded in death by her parents as well as husbands Edward M. Wells and Wylie Vaughn Sr.; her son, Daryl L. Wells; and a stepson. Wylie Vaughn, Jr., all of Benton.
 She is survived by her daughter, Donna J. Wells Kitchens (Herbert); a stepdaughter, Darlene Vaughn Bridges (Sonny); and grandchildren Lance Kitchens, Michael Kitchens, Karen Kitchens, Julie Howe, Allison Davis and Lindsey Kindy; two step-grandchildren, Vaughn Bridges and Mark Bridges; five great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047). Brother Jason Tallent and Brother Kim Hammer will officiate.  Burial will follow at New Rosemont Cemetery in Benton.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, before the service.
Donations may be made to Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard
Family comments: The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff and caregivers at Fox Ridge Retirement Home and Saline Memorial Hospice House.

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