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Anneliese Franziska Vaught

February 14, 1935 — July 1, 2024

Anneliese Franziska Vaught

Anneliese Franziska Vaught (Neumeier) passed away on July 1, 2024, at the age of 89 after a battle with breast cancer, being held by her loved ones. She was born on February 14, 1935, in Bad Reichenhall, Germany. Anneliese was the only child of George and Walberga Neumeier. She married James Dewan Vaught on March 6, 1959, in Pirmasens, Germany while he was serving in the US Army. They moved to the United States where they had three daughters.

Ann was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her daughters: Carina and Bill Tolleson of Kirby, Tammy and Darren Hill of Royal, and Beverly and Scott Joe of Hot Springs. Her 7 grandchildren are Cara Tolleson (Justin) Bunn, Lisa Tolleson (Brad)Lackey, Barry Tolleson (Brandi), Tyler Hill (Angel), Aaron Hill, Sarah Vaught (Jeff) Hutzel, Hannah Joe (JJ) Johnson. Her 13 great-grandchildren are: Jaxon and Cassidy Bunn; Zeke, Reese, Landrie Lackey; Gus, Bo, Sadie Tolleson; Emma Hill; Sawyer and Grayson Hutzel; Knox and Parker Johnson. 

Her greatest joys were her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She always had a pet dog which gave her great companionship. She believed pets were family, had their own personalities, and could sense what we were telling them. Gretchen is her last pet, shown in the photo. Ann loved all animals and watching nature: birds, squirrels, butterflies, hummingbirds, flowers, gardens, and more. 

She loved going bargain shopping and baking/cooking. The grands knew to go ask Granny Ann for a cookie/muffin; or she would offer it before they could even ask. She was her family’s greatest cheerleader. She encouraged us to get an education and be independent, strong, brave, and courageous…always knowing God would see us through. She attended church wherever she lived and will be terribly missed. 

Throughout her life, she had great joys as well as hardships. Living during WWII as a young girl consisted of many losses: family members, schoolmates, pets; and there was hunger, fear, and devastation. She was so thankful the Americans helped win the war. You can access “Anneliese’s Documentary” on YouTube. In lieu of flowers, it was Ann’s wishes for donations to be given to the local Hope Fur Paws Animal Rescue. Ways to donate electronically are on their Facebook. If you want to mail a check, use a staff member’s address please: 1226 Lawrence Lane, Benton AR 72019, made out to Hope Fur Paws. Please note in the Memo/For space to put In Memory of Ann Vaught. Special thank you to Tommy RN and Jennifer CNA of Hospice Home Care.

Her services will be held at Piney Grove Church, 2963 Airport Rd, Hot Springs on Thursday, July 11, 2024. Visitation will be at 10am and Celebration of Life at 11am. Burial of urn to be determined later at Langley Hall Cemetery.

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