Cassie Joan O’Rear, 86, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on September 26, 2023, surrounded by loved ones in Shelbyville. She was born on September 16, 1937, in Huxley, Texas, to the late Thomas Henry Vaughn and Ella Alice (Snider) Vaughn.
Funeral service will be held at Mangum Funeral Home, on Friday, September 29, 2023, at 10pm with Bro. Donnie Howard, Bro. Rusty Hall, and Bro. Michael McArthur officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 5-7 PM at Mangum Funeral Home.
Joan Vaughn O’Rear was born and raised in Shelby County. She graduated Strong High School in 1956 and attended Business School in Dallas. She returned to Huxley and married Glynn “Cindy” O’Rear in 1959. They had two sons Larry and Keith. Together they raised cattle and grew poultry for over 50 years. Joan was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church and was a hardworking, independent woman. She enjoyed working in her flower beds and tried her best to keep her yard immaculate and free of armadillos. She enjoyed spending time with her sons and grandchildren and always had a home cooked lunch ready as well as a Sunday dinner feast. She will be missed by all who loved her.
She is survived by her sons, Larry O’Rear and wife Stacy Keith O’Rear and wife Belinda Mangum Funeral Home Laird Funeral Home, Inc. Grandchildren, Heidi and Randall Pritchett Piper and Chance Moton Ciara O’Rear Savannah and Gary Arnold Roper and Julianna Oswalt Justin O’Rear and Madison Jackson Great Grandchildren, Chandler Aspen Ryan Ali Palin Ella Kinsleigh Kyler Jud Sister, Mildred “Blondie” Dillard Sister-in-laws, Joanie Vaughn Wanda O’Rear Alice McCann and husband Ed Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Glynn “Cindy” O’Rear; parents, Henry and Alice Vaughn; sisters and brother in laws, Agnes and Charles Bryan, Bertha Lee and Dean Raymond; brother, Edward Vaughn; mother and father-in-law, Elzie and Nettie O’Rear; brothers-in-law, Mack Dillard, Travis O’Rear, Billie Joe O’Rear and wife Mitt, Mack O’Rear, JP O’Rear; and sister-in-law, Sue Boles and husband Doyle.
Pallbearers serving will be Randall Pritchett, Chance Moton, Gary Arnold, Roper Oswalt, Justin O’Rear, Chandler Pritchett, Ryan Moton, Gilbert Vaughn, and Michael Andrews.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Strong or Wimberly Cemeteries, or Smyrna and Lydia Youth Group funds.
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net . Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.