Annette Y. (Griep) Vaughn

April 5, 1937 ~ December 17, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Annette Vaughn Obituary

Annette Y. Vaughn, 86, of DeSoto, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2023, at DuQuoin Nursing & Rehab.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Ryan Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Carterville First Baptist Church.

Annette was born April 5, 1937, in North Prairie, Wisconsin, to Alvin Walter and Bernice (Orth) Griep. She married Evan Eugene “Gene” Vaughn on October 11, 1958, in Halfday, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 30, 2001.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Brian) Cairns; grandchildren, Dan Cairns, John (Ana) Cairns, and Ryan Cairns; great-grandchildren, Madison Cairns, Agnes Cairns, Amiela Cairns, and Walter Cairns; sister, Darlene Dahm; brother, Robert (Lucille) Griep.

Annette was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Judy Obenauf; and brothers, Jerome and Gerald Griep.

She was a microbiologist with Avon Products in Morton Grove for 34 years.  

The family would like to express their thanks to DuQuoin Nursing & Rehab, Help At Home in Carbondale, and SSM Hospice for all of their wonderful care of Annette.



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December 21, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

Funeral Service
December 21, 2023

1:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918


Alzheimer's Association, Attn: Southern Illinois Office
8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago IL 60631

First Baptist Church of Carterville
Carterville IL 62918


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