Frances (Catherine) Daugherty, 85

FEB. 14, 1927-FEB. 23, 2012

February 25, 2012

Frances Catherine (Grimm) Daugherty, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., passed from this life Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 14, 1927, in Trego, Md., she was the daughter of the late Luther Olin and Fannie Sophia (Gloss) Grimm. Her husband, Ernest F. “Doc” Daugherty, preceded her in death in 1988.

Catherine was a graduate of Boonsboro High School.

She spent most of her life as a homemaker and in her early years had formerly been an employee with Fairchild Industries and also had worked in the cafeteria at Maugansville and Fountaindale elementary schools in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela A. Weaver and her husband, Gary, of Clear Spring, Md., and Donna K. Bardecki of Keedysville, Md.; one son, Dennis L. Daugherty of Bidwell, Ohio; five grandchildren, Kristi L. Bachtell and her husband, Chris, of Hagerstown, Bryan K. Weaver of Hagerstown, and Dennis L. Daugherty II, Darrin Daugherty and Dana Daugherty, all of Gallipolis, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren, Caleb R. Bachtell and Cody J. Bachtell.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, William M. Gloss and Arthur S. Grimm; and her son-in-law, Frank J. Bardecki Jr.

A funeral ceremony will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Dale R. Carver will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Rohrersville, Md.

The family will receive friends Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or to any charity of choice.

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