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Barbara M. Dougherty

April 8, 2021


Barbara M. Dougherty, 84 of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Barb was born March 22, 1937 in Danville, OH to Roland and Frances (Condon) Sapp. She grew up on her family farm in Danville where she learned how to live off the land and develop many life skills that helped her family sustain their loving but modest lifestyle. These experiences contributed to her strong work ethic and led to her appreciation of the simple things in life. Barb was a graduate of Danville High School, and a long-time, loyal employee of G.R. Smith Hardware in Mt. Vernon.
In addition to being a proud mother and grandmother, Barb was passionate about baking and bird watching, and was a loving mom to many cats and dogs over the years. She was also an avid bridge, euchre, and pinochle card player, treasuring the many long-lasting friendships she maintained. She always looked forward to meeting with her special friends from her Bible Study Group.
Surviving are her daughters, Margaret Wolford of Mount Vernon and Marilyn (Jerry) Mazik of Newark, a granddaughter, Megan Mazik, sisters Ruth Riley and Sarah Evans, and brother Paul Sapp (Beth).
Besides her parents, Barb was preceded in death by her loving husband, William C, “Bill" Dougherty on September 10, 2003, daughter Dianne Dougherty, sisters Grace Temple and Carrie Piar, brothers Robert, Bernard, Owen, and Richard Sapp.
Although she was loved by many, a private service to celebrate Barb’s wonderful life will be limited to immediate family members.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH.

 A special thank you to Capital City Hospice and Country Club Retirement Center for their compassionate care.


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