Cassie Joan (Vaughn) O'Rear

September 16, 1937 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Cassie O'Rear Obituary

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


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,











Mildred “Blondie” Dillard


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.

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September 28, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935

Funeral Service
September 29, 2023

10:00 AM
Mangum Funeral Home
420 San Augustine St
Center, Texas 75935


Strong Cemetery
FM 139
Shelbyville, TX 75972


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