Reba Vaughan McGinnis, 92

Graveside services for Reba Vaughan McGinnis, 92, of West Plains will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at Free Union Cemetery in Howell County. She will lie in state from 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Mrs. McGinnis died Sunday, Nov. 8 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. 

 She was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Gamaliel, Arkansas, the daughter of Carl and Rachael Hathcock Wells. On May 27, 1949, in Bakersfield, she married Cletus Vaughan. Together they operated the C.W. Vaughan Store in Bakersfield for more than 40 years. Mr. Vaughan died April 21, 1994, and she married Marlin McGinnis on Jan. 12, 1999. Mr. McGinnis died Oct. 8, 2012.

Mrs. McGinnis was a woman of faith; she played the piano at First Baptist Church of Bakersfield for many years. She loved to spend time with family and friends.  

 She is survived by special nephew Brent Lidgard and wife Denise, and their children, Kegun, Brayden and Makenzie; special niece Gayla Alexander and husband Fred; special nephew Jason; extended family Wayne Wells and wife Yvonne, Ronnie Hathcock and Derek, Megan, Matt and Ryan, Linda and Bob Curtis, and Lisa Johann; and sister-in-law, Youvah Schafer. 

 She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; two brothers, J. B. Wells and Clifford Hathcock; and two nieces, Patti Hathcock and Debbie Wells. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Society and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., West Plains, MO 65775. Online condolences may be expressed at

Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.

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