Dola S. Vaught
Birth date: May 8, 1922
Death date: September 12, 2012
Vaught,, Dola S. Vaught, 90, of Traverse City and formerly of Rochester Hills, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Traverse Manor in Traverse City. Dola was born on Monday, May 8, 1922 to the late Amos and Edith (Coates) Sanders in Centralia, IL. Following her graduation from high school, she continued her education for three years at Greenville College, transferring to the University of Illinois where she earned her Bachelors Degree. She eventually earned her Masters Degree from Oakland University. On December 21, 1945, in Ferndale, Dola married Dr. Paul M. Vaught. They eventually made their home in Rochester Hills, where she lived from 1961 until 2011 when she moved to Traverse City. For many years Dola taught in the Highland Park and Ferndale Public Schools in various elementary positions. She attended the Free Methodist Church, and then began attending the First Church of Nazarene Church in 1996. She loved to sing, read and enjoyed boating. Dola also enjoyed being with and helping people. She was very engaging and enjoyed the interaction with many, regardless of age. Dola is survived by her sons, Robert (Linda) of Traverse City, Gary of Rochester Hills; her grandchildren, Paul (Jamie) of Kingsley, Robert, Jr.(Amie) of Traverse City, Zachary Baker and fiancee Melanie Petroskey of Interlochen, Michelle (Bill) Ayers of Lake Ann, Michael Pinto of Traverse City, and 7 great grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers Troy (Rosemarie) Sanders of Jacksonville, AL, Everett (Jane) Sanders of Greenville, IL, Norman (Vi) Sanders of Baytown, TX and sisters, Odessa Williamson of Parma, Orpha Barnes of Prescott, AZ and many nieces and nephews. Dola was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Visitation for Dola will begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 3:30 p.m., also at the funeral home. Pastor Nick Twomey will officiate. Further visitation will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 3 until 8 p.m.at Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 399 Walnut Blvd., Rochester with funeral services taking place at 12 noon Friday, Sept. 21 at First Church of the Nazarene, 1799 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills. Pastor Larry Crum will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Arbor Cemetery, Spring Arbor. Memorial contributions in Dola's memory may be directed to Greenville College, the Paul and Dola Vaught Endowed Scholarship Fund, 315 E. College Ave., Greenville, IL 62246 or to Spring Arbor University, P & D Vaught Memorial Scholarship, 106 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799.
Memorial contributions in Dola's memory may be directed to Greenville College, the Paul and Dola Vaught Endowed Scholarship Fund, 315 E. College Ave., Greenville, IL 62246 or to Spring Arbor University, P & D Vaught Memorial Scholarship, 106 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799.
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Potere-Modetz Funeral Home 339 Walnut Boulevard Rochester MI 48307 (map/driving directions)
12:00 pm on Friday, September 21, 2012 First Church of the Nazarene, 1799 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 38309
Burial will be in Spring Arbor Cemetery, Spring Arbor.