more than eighty years, the Vaughan Funeral Home has become known as
a tradition-a pillar of strength, providing guidance-with the promise
of integrity, unmatched service and fair prices.
hope that this information helps with your decision-making. We invite
you to stop by our facilities and talk with one of our local owners for
Our facility at 1010 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg, W.Va.
"The Vaughan Tradition" began in the early years
of the last century when Newton A Vaughan assumed ownership of a small
furniture and "undertaking" business in Adelphi, Ohio. His youngest
son, Stanley N. Vaughan, Sr. came to Parkersburg in 1924 and quickly recognized
the need for a funeral service unique to the community. In 1930, Stanley,
Sr. and his wife, Rowena, opened the Vaughan Funeral Home. They dedicated
their lives to providing that unique service for those discriminating
families that preferred a funeral home known for extreme standards for
attention to detail, professional embalming skills and unsurpassed care
in fulfilling the family's wishes-standards that, over the decades, others
have tried to imitate-standards of trust, tradition, and fair prices.
In 1933, Stanley, Sr. purchased the Philip Neal estate at 1010 Murdoch
Avenue and moved the funeral business to that location, where it remains
His son Stanley, Jr. spent his teen years assisting at the funeral home,
and in 1946, after completing his military service, became a full-time
active member of the family funeral home. In 1972, Stanley, Jr. and his
wife, the former Kathleen West, purchased the funeral home from his parents
and continued "the Vaughan Tradition" until their retirement
in the 1990's.
That proud family tradition continues today under the local
ownership of Alan Parks, Sam Church and Mark E. and his wife, Vicki