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Jean Dougherty

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[April 24, 2008]  Jean Gail Hahn Dougherty, 87, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at 9:55 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Tim Searby officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Dougherty taught in country schools and retired from Beason Elementary School after 26 years. She was secretary for the Lincoln City Council for 35 years.

She was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Mount Pulaski to Fred and Doris Gruber Hahn. She married John James Dougherty on Nov. 3, 1949, in Lincoln. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan (and T.J.) Cosgrove of Lincoln and Debbie (and Pat) Singleton of Lincoln, and one son, J.P. Dougherty of New York City, N.Y. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren are Jeff, Jody, Kevin and Chloe Cosgrove of Plainfield; Beth Ann, Josh, Neely and Maeve Greene of McCordsville, Ind.; Troy Singleton of Lincoln; and Richie, Leslie, Drew and Dylan Singleton of Lincoln.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Billie Anderson, and one great-grandson, Rowan Dougherty Greene. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Mount Pulaski.

She was a founding member of Lincoln Community Theatre, a lifelong member of Lincoln Community Concerts and a member of the Sub-Debs bridge group. She was a Courier Citizen of the Month in 1984.

Memorials may be made to Carroll School or St. Clara's Manor.

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