LaVaughn E. Emmons, of Rolla, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at the age of 103.

She was born on November 17, 1909 in Paola, Kansas to the late Charles Staples and Perlina (Day) Staples.  On June 21, 1933, she married Leman Emmons who preceded her in death on February 16, 1981.

In addition to her parents and husband, LaVaughn was preceded in death by one sister, Lillian and three brothers, Woodrow, Lloyd and Charles Staples.  

LaVaughn will be greatly missed by her surviving family which includes:  one son, Donald Emmons of  New York, NY; one daughter, Marcia Leezy of Rolla; two grandchildren, Charles Leezy and wife Donna of Columbia, MO and Marlisa Nolan and husband Earl of Osage Beach, MO; and two great grandchildren, Carson and Maggie Leezy.

A funeral service for LaVaughn E. Emmons will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla.   Interment will follow in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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All arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla.