Joann Vaughn Godwin Passes Away Jan. 19

By  //  January 22, 2015

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Joann Vaughn Godwin passed away on January 19, 2015 at the age of 75, after a brave seven year battle with ovarian cancer.

Joann Vaughn Godwin
Joann Vaughn Godwin

Joann was born in Wauchula, Florida in 1939. Her father, Preston Vaughn and mother Catherine, moved their family of seven to Plant City.

Joann graduated from Turkey Creek High School in 1957 and the University of South Florida in 1966. Joann married Frank Godwin in 1972.

They enjoyed traveling together, and had many memorable experiences around the world. Joann was a master gardener specializing in exotic species of fruits and vegetables.

She never met a plant she didn’t like and passed that passion on to her family.

Her parents Preston and Catherine Vaughn, brother Gary M. Vaughn, sisters Eunice Garner and Diana Gohr predecease her. She is survived by husband Frank Godwin, along with their children Tony Smith, Annalisa Smith, Mike Godwin and Diane McHugh (Mark).

Joann had unlimited love for her grandchildren Corey and Liam Khaw, and Chelsea and Taylor McHugh. Joann is also survived by her sisters Gloria Varnadore, Gay Glover (Buddy), Rhonda Brownlee (Dirk), numerous loving nieces, nephews and extended family.

Condolences may be made to Beach Funeral Home at

Beach Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
TEL: 321-777-4640