Bridgette Lynn Vinyard, age 51 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at her home surrounded by family.
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She was born March 17, 1968 in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of James Vinyard and Patricia Vaughan Sandbothe.
A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Bridgette graduated from New Bloomfield High School in 1986.
She worked nine years for the Housing Authority of the City of Jefferson and six years as an opening chef for Oscar’s Classic Diner.
She was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Bridgette enjoyed knife collecting and had quite a large collection. She was always known to go back-roading on country roads, fishing, enjoying four wheelers or any activity that included her in the middle of a bunch of boys. She will always be remembered for being a very head strong woman and always taking care of her sister Tracy.
Survivors include: her mother, Patricia Vaughan Sandbothe (special friend Maurice Lewis) of Jefferson City, Mo.; her father, James Vinyard (wife Melodie) of New Bloomfield, Mo.; one sister, Tracy Vaughan (husband Rick) of Holts Summit, Mo.; two brothers, Casey Walker (wife Beth Ann) of Holts Summit, and James Vinyard (wife Lynie) of Tipton Mo.; one aunt, Carolyn Goff (husband James) of Jefferson City, Mo.; one uncle, Bruce Henzler (wife Lisa) of Jefferson City, Mo.; one nephew, Cody Vaughan of Jefferson City, Mo.; three great nieces, Eden Henry, Alaina Vaughan, and Journi Ice; four great nephews, Elijah Poynter, Phoenix Henry, Jayden McGee, and Marley Vaughan; and many cousins and close friends that were like family.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Willard and Oma Vaughan; her paternal grandmother, Margie Tillery; her paternal grandfathers, Tex Henzler and James F. Vinyard; her two uncles, Donnie Ray Vaughan and Willard Earl Vaughan; and her cousin Mitch Goff.
Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Monte Shinkle officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Bridgette Lynn Vinyard memorial fund c/o Freeman Mortuary.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.