Wilma Daugherty, 101, died Friday, May 17, 2013, in Stein Hospice Inpatient Unit, Sandusky.
She was born Feb. 12, 1912, in East Palestine, Ohio, and graduated from high school there. She attended Grove City College, Grove City, Penn., Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, and graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.
She taught third and fourth grade for Huron Schools for 24 years. Prior to that, she worked as a librarian at the Huron Public Library. She wrote and published three books of short stories and one children’s book written for the Merry-Go-Round Museum, Sandusky.
She was an artist (watercolor and oil painting), quilter, avid reader, and observer of nature from her front porch on Lake Erie.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha Eileen Stewart; a son, Dr. Robert (Lorraine) Daugherty; grandchildren, Andrea (Mark) Figgins, Matthew (Rocio) Stewart, Susan Daley, Adam Boaz; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Hannah, Adam, Michael, Zackary, Riley, Megan, Nicolas, Ingrid, and Ivan; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Daugherty, in 2002; parents, Abe and Mary Hartley; and six siblings.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at First Presbyterian Church, 225 Williams Street, Huron, with Rev. Anne Marie Montgomery officiating.
Contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or to the Huron Public Library, 333 Williams St., Huron, OH 44839.
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