Emma Jean “Jeannie” Loganbill, age 81, of Versailles, peacefully passed away Friday, January 14, 2011, in her home. She was born November 29, 1929, in Clarksburg, Missouri, the daughter of the late Logan and Audrey Vaughan.
On September 10, 1950, at her home in Clarksburg, Missouri, she married Ivan Nelson Loganbill, who survives of the home.
She was an accomplished vocalist, known as one of the “Vaughan Sisters”, with a weekly radio station program in which she and her sister sang. CO-MO Electric Company also booked the duet to sing at various events. Over the years, Jeannie was asked to sing at countless weddings, funerals, churches, and entertainment programs.
She was employed at Walmart, where she was recently honored for her 25 years of service.
She was a member of the Bethel Church in Fortuna. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crafts, and baking.
In addition to her husband, Ivan, she is survived by her son, Rick Loganbill and wife Joni of Versailles, son, Rad Loganbill and wife Barbara of Versailles, daughter, Karen Garber and husband Stan of Versailles, son, Kent Loganbill and wife Debra of Versailles, daughter, Dara Gaines and husband David of High Hill, Missouri, son, Dean Loganbill and wife Ann of Barnett, son, Mark Loganbill and wife Sara of Syracuse, son, Matt Loganbill and wife Tamera of Versailles, and her daughter, Lesa Moesch and husband Michael of Versailles; forty-six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and her sister, June Weinnbrenner and husband Lloyd of Clarksburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Nadine Hamlin, Adele Higgins, Vestal Rohrbach, Charlene Emmerich, and Arlene Vaughan, her brother, Norvelle Vaughan, her granddaughter, Erica Loganbill, and her grandson, Seth Loganbill.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 17, at the Bethel Church in Fortuna with Reverend Dave Zapf officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethel Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethel Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.