Ellen Magdelene (Grogan) Daugherty departed this life on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 10:00 p.m. in Willow Care Nursing Home, Willow Springs, Missouri. She was 87 years of age.
Ellen was born April 9, 1926 to William (Bill) & Edna Wauneta (Neta) Grogan in Tyrone, Missouri. She attended the Grogan School in Tyrone through eighth grade.
She was united in marriage to Ira Gilbert Daugherty on April 15, 1946 in Willow Springs.
Besides being with the love of her life, Bro. Ira, Sister Ellen’s occupation primarily consisted of being a homemaker and mother. She never had a driver’s license. She could grow a garden second to none. She made clothes for her children and cooked and canned for the family. After God called Bro. Ira into His ministry, she was a very supportive pastor’s wife. She loved playing the piano and her guitar as well as singing. They pastored numerous churches in the area, held many street corner meetings and revivals, and spread God’s love and word to many people.
In the latter part of her life, she and Bro. Ira enjoyed reading their Bibles together, listening to singing and preaching on the radio, and she enjoyed playing crossword puzzles.
Ellen was preceded in death by her husband Ira, her mother, father, her only sister and four brothers.
She is survived by her two sons, Charles W. Daugherty and wife Linda of Willow Springs and Gerald Daugherty and wife Rosey of Thomasville, Missouri; her daughter, Linda Lovan of West Plains, Missouri; seven grandchildren, John “Rob” Daugherty and wife Laura of Rogersville, Missouri, LeAnn Daugherty of Willow Springs, Cheryl Judd and husband Randy of Rover, Missouri, Chad Daugherty of Thomasville, Jennifer Carnefix of Rover, Charolette (Carr) Horn and husband Bobby of Columbia, Missouri, and Melissa (Brixey) Lawson of Pomona, Missouri; four step grandchildren, Jennifer Root of Protem, Missouri, Kira Owens of Springfield, Missouri, Ryan Freeman of Nixa, Missouri, and Daniel Simpson and wife Keena of West Plains; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at the funeral chapel with Revs. Charles Barnett and Emmett Bradford officiating. Music was provided by the Earls Family. Pallbearers were Randy Judd, Chad Daugherty, Bobby Horn, Richard Grogan, David Grogan and Frances Carr. Interment was in Moffitt Cemetery near Willow Springs under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.