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Richard Dougherty Lenox

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 8:48 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 11:31 a.m. CDT

Richard Dougherty, 79, of Lenox died Aug. 4, 2013 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.

A celebration of life visitation with family present will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Ritchie Funeral Home, 124 S. Main St., Lenox. A private family burial will be in North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials may be directed to Lenox Fire Department. Online condolences may be left at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com.

Richard Lee Dougherty, son of Mildred (Chambers) and John Dougherty, was born June 7, 1934.

Richard grew up in the Omaha/Louisville, Neb., area and graduated from Westside High School in 1952.

Richard trucked, sold hay and farmed.

On April 23, 1955, Richard married Annette Goeken.

Richard and Annette farmed in the Omaha/Bennington, Neb., areas, then moved to Iowa and farmed in the Corning/Prescott and Lenox areas.

Richard suffered a heart attack in 1977 and was forced to give up hog farming; however, he owned his own semi tractor-trailer, which he drove for 20 years, retiring in 2009.

Richard was a member of the Omaha Saddle Club.

Richard is survived by his wife Annette Dougherty of Lenox; daughters, Cheryl (husband Richard) Ramsbottom of Springfield, Mo., and Cathy (husband Dave) Rutz of Lincoln, Neb.; granddaughters, Noelle (husband Dirk) Parrish of Lenox and Nicole (husband Jesse) Cunningham of Lincoln, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Laytyn, Olivia and Channing; brother Duane Dougherty of the Lenox/Glenwood area; along with many other family members and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and brother Glen Dougherty.

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