Helen L. Dougherty

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Helen Louise Dougherty, 96, of Keymar, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at home.

Born Nov. 27, 1915, in Keysville, she was the daughter of the late James and Annie Bentzel Kiser. She was the wife of Carroll Flickinger Dougherty, who died in 1993.

She was a 1933 graduate of Taneytown High School. She was formerly employed with Taneytown Sewing Factory, then was postmaster of the Detour post office for 33 years, retiring in 1981. She also worked in the Dougherty Grocery Store for a number of years.

She was an active member of Keysville Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, with The Key Women, was a choir member and sang in a trio with Vivian Dougherty and Anna Mae Trout, accompanied by Daisy Pearl Reifsnider. She enjoyed patting oysters and assisting with public suppers with New Midway and Rocky Ridge fire companies. She also enjoyed cooking, being known for her pies, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Larry and Ruthann Dougherty, of Walkersville; grandchildren Jason B. Dougherty, of Baltimore, and Kendra L. Dougherty, of Raleigh, N.C.; and numerous nieces,  nephews and extended family members.

She was predeceased by sisters Virgie Haines and Vallie Baumgardner; and brothers Roy, Gregg, Rosco, Edgar, Glenn and Carroll Kiser.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Keysville Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7301 Keysville Road, Keymar, with Deacon Charles Barnhart, current pastor, and the Rev. James Russell, former pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery in Keysville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Keysville Evangelical Lutheran Church, Organ Fund, 7301 Keysville Road, Keymar, MD 21757; or Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

Online condolences may be offered at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.

Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 27, 2012
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