Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Obituaries

January 12, 2013

Donald C. Vaill - 1922-2013

MONSON, MA — Donald C. Vaill, 90, of Monson, Mass., died suddenly Jan. 3, 2013.  

He was born Feb. 1, 1922, in Monson, to the late Arthur and Alice Carpenter Vaill. He was a graduate of Monson High School and a lifelong resident of Monson. Donald spent every day enjoying what he loved most, family and farming. He owned and operated the Vaill Farm in Monson his entire life. Donald was a member of the First Church of Monson Congregational for over 68 years, a member of the Palmer Grange, Day Spring Lodge of Masons, Massachusetts Farm Bureau and 4-H. Donald was an inspiration to many people, teaching by personal example.

Donald leaves his wife of 51 years, Verna Gracia Vaill; their children, James Vaill and wife, Susan, of Monson, Nancie Vaill Shay and her husband, Charles “C.J.,” and their daughter, Emily Shay, all of Ashland, and Edward Matys and wife, Leslie, of Woburn; a sister, Phila Vaill of Monson; five grandchildren, one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

Donald was predeceased by his siblings, Raymond, Stanley and Bernice Vaill. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the First Church of Monson Congregational at 5 High Street in Monson.

Visiting hours were from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Lombard Funeral Home at 3 Bridge Street in Monson.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Donald to the First Church of Monson, 5 High St., Monson, MA 01057.  

To leave condolences and/or for directions, visit lombardfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Alyce Jordan Ross - 1925-2014

    Alyce Jordan Ross, 89, of Ashland, passed away Thursday morning, April 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

    April 17, 2014

  • Carolyn Sue Burkart - 1938-2014

    Carolyn Sue Burkart, 76, of Ashland, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

    April 17, 2014

  • Darlena P. Timberlake Ratliff - 1912-2014

    Darlena P. Timberlake Ratliff, 101, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in SOMC Hospice Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.

    April 17, 2014

  • Reba Lea Justice

    Reba Lea Justice, 75, of Westwood, died Thursday in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

    April 17, 2014

  • Samuel L. Tackett

    Samuel L. Tackett, 66, of Ashland, died Wednesday at his residence.

    April 17, 2014

  • Trimble Wright Jr.

    Trimble Wright Jr., 69, of West Liberty, died Tuesday in West Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

    April 17, 2014

  • Wendell Harold Minix

    Wendell Harold Minix, 78, of Salyersville, died Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • Franklin Conley

    Franklin “Frank” Conley, 88, of Paintsville, died Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • Addie Lurlene Jones Parker - 1956-2014

    Addie Lurlene Jones Parker, 57, of Clearfield, died Wednesday at her residence.

    April 17, 2014

  • Ersel Dee Henderson - 1941-2014

    Ersel Dee Henderson, 72, of Morehead, died Wednesday in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

    April 17, 2014