Effingham Daily News
---- — Lydia Dougherty, 80, of Altamont, died holding the hand of her husband of 62 years Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Vandalia Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Vandalia.
Honoring Lydia’s wishes, cremation services will be provided by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services. No services are planned at this moment. Memorial contributions in memory of Lydia may be made to the family or to St. Jude Children Hospital. The family of Lydia Dougherty is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur. View the online obituary and send condolences to the family at www.moranandgoebel.com.
Lydia was born July 21, 1932, in Normal, the daughter of John Colimo and Lydia Amy (Arndt) Lawhun. She worked as a manager of a Motel 6, and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, and painting. She married the love of her life Thomas Dougherty on Feb. 2, 1952, in Bloomington.
Lydia leaves behind her husband, Thomas; daughter, Karen Sue Langham of Altamont; sons, Dennis Edward (Judy) Dougherty of Bloomington, William Thomas Dougherty of Decatur, Brian Lee Dougherty of Carthage; brother, Milford Lawhun; sisters-in-law, Patricia Cutwright of Florida, and Kathryn Lurz of Streator; more than 20 grandchildren; more than 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as friends and adopted family members.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Raymond Lawhun, William “Don” Lawhun, Carlos Lawhun and Fred Lawhun; and sister, Gladys McCoy.
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