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Doris Hance Vaught, 102

 Former Gallatin County resident Doris Hance Vaught died Saturday, August 13. She was 102.
Mrs. Vaught was born in Gallatin County, the daughter of Milton Lee and Inda Darneille Hance.
She began teaching elementary school just after her 18th birthday in a one-room schoolhouse at Jacksonís Landing in Gallatin County.
After World War II, she and her husband, Clinton, moved to Clarksville, Indiana, where she taught in Borden and Clarksville schools before spending the last 20 years of her career at McCulloch Elementary School in Clarksville.
She was a member of the Howard Park Christian Church in Clarksville for more than 60 years.
She was a 50-plus-year member of Phi Beta Psi sorority and loved working in that groupís fund-raising efforts for cancer research.
Mrs. Vaught completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Louisville in her early 40s, while teaching full time, keeping house and rearing two children.
She loved reading, her church, and staying in touch with her extended family.
On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Mrs. Vaught wrote an article about growing up in Gallatin County which was published by The Gallatin County News. She noted in the article that, although she had lived in Indiana for the last 70 years of her life, Gallatin County would always be her home.
She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Lewis; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Vaught; one granddaughter, Aura Vaught; and a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton V. Vaught; one son, Clinton (Buzzy) Vaught, Jr.; seven sisters and one brother.
Visitation was held Wednesday, August 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarksville. The funeral service was held immediately following visitation. Burial was at Kraft Graceland Memorial Park.
Memorials are suggested to Howard Park Christian Church, 450 Norwood Avenue, Clarksville, IN 47129 or to Hosparus of Southern Indiana, 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, IN 47150.

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