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Joseph E. “Joe” Dougherty, 82, Johnson County

Joseph E. “Joe” Dougherty, 82, a lifelong resident of Johnson County, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at his home in Whiteland.

Joe was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Johnson County to John E. and Josephine E. (Wright) Dougherty. He graduated from Whiteland High School. Joe was a self-employed farmer in Johnson County in Clark Township for all of his adult life. He married N. Amaryllis Watts Jan. 21, 1951, at Rocklane Christian Church near Greenwood. They were married for 62 years.

He joined Rocklane Christian Church when he was 10 years old and was a member for 72 years.

Joe enjoyed farming and raising livestock. He grew produce and sold it at the Greenwood farmers market for 25 years. He also enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He created a beautiful setting on his farm that many enjoyed.

He is survived by his wife, Amaryllis Dougherty of Whiteland; four children, Ryllis (Tim) Blackwell of Trafalgar, Jerrel (Julia) Dougherty of Whiteland, Kathy (Harold) Floyd of Nineveh and Joy (Mark) McClain of Greenwood; three sisters, Virginia Vaught of Whiteland, Donna Marie (Tony) Laker of Indianapolis and Mary Ellen (Bob) Smith of Greenwood; six brothers, Charles (Mary) Dougherty of Shelbyville, Phillip (Loretta) and Steve (Elaine) Dougherty, both of Greenwood, Donald (Jean) Dougherty of Ohio, James Dougherty of Morristown and William (Tracy) Dougherty of Whiteland; daughter-in-law, Renee Dougherty of Greenwood; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ivan Daniel Dougherty; and a sister, Marilyn Willis.

A funeral service was conducted Nov. 23 at Rocklane Christian Church in Greenwood. Visitation took place Nov. 22 at the church. Entombment was at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278; or the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

  • January 27
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • January 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 27
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • January 27
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 27
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 28
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 28
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • January 28
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road