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Obituaries For July 6, 2017
Updated July 7, 2017 5:52 AM
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Dorothy J. Daugherty - Bedford


September 22, 1927 - July 5, 2017

Dorothy J. Daugherty, 89, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at White River Lodge, Bedford.

Born September 22, 1927, in Monroe County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Charles and Betty (Lawson) Stader.

She married Frank Harvey Cooper, on November 17, 1943; he preceded her in death on February 17, 1993. She married Wayne E. Daugherty on December 14, 1996; he preceded her in death on June 11, 1999.

Dorothy was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; the St. Vincent Altar Society; and the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus. She worked as a cook at Mitchell Manor for over 12 years, retiring in 1987. She also worked at White River Lodge.

Surviving are one son, Charles Cooper and wife Anita, of Bloomington; two daughters, Juanita Root and husband Chuck, of Bedford, and Rosetta Hawkins and husband Harold, of Bedford; grandchildren, Tammy Buechele and husband Kenny, Michael Cooper, Jason Cooper, D'Andra Allen and partner Roger Michael Art, Pamela Horton and husband David Joe, Debra Wright and husband Theron, and Richard Hawkins and wife Rhonda; great-grandchildren, Christopher Pavey, Andrew Buechele, Tyler Buechele, Meikina Buechele, Joshua Wright, Justin Wright, Kayla Abel and husband Seth, Macy Lynn Horton, Ellie Marie Horton, Matthew Wright and fiancé Lacy Dalton, Brandon Hawkins, Ryan Hawkins, and Jerrod Hawkins; great-great-grandchildren, Adeline Rose and Everett Lee; and close friends, Bev, Debbie, and Jane.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Frank Cooper; husband Wayne Daugherty; two brothers, Thomas Stader and Charles W. Stader; and two children, Harvey Anzel Cooper and Betty Cooper, both in infancy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Jason Cooper, Michael Cooper, Tyler Buechele, Theron Wright, Matthew Wright, and Richard Hawkins.

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