Paducah Oct. 23, 1939 | Feb. 21, 2024
Paducah | Oct. 23, 1939 | Feb. 21, 2024

Judy J. Doherty, age 84, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away at 10:20 A.M. Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitaton Center.

Judy was born in Paducah on Monday, October 23, 1939 to Sherman and Dorothy Gillespie. She was raised on a farm, and loved animals and being outdoors. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, and caring for, over a span of more than 40 years,  her harness race horses and quarter horses. She loved to play golf, swim and most any other sports. She was a member of First Christian Church, Master Gardeners and Christian Women Fellowship. Judy was a hard worker both in the barn and the office, as the retired owner/operator of Electrolysis of Paducah, and a former co-owner of Draughon’s Business College and Bluegrass Downs.

Mrs. Doherty is survived by her special nieces, Marsha Reynolds and Deborah Fowler (Steve); her cousins, Michele Venable (James), Sherman Lauder (Cheryl) and Eva Mae McMahan (Bill); her special friends, Pam and John Fletcher.

Mrs. Doherty was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel “Danny” J. Doherty; her parents, Sherman Gillespie and Dorothy Helen VanHooser Gillespie; her aunt and uncle, Jean and Everett Lyles; her sister-in-law, Donna Dexter; her cousin, Bruce Gillespie.

A graveside funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Monday, February 26, 2024 at Mt. Kenton Cemetery with Rev. Linda Creason officiating.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Monday, February 26, 2024 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Project Hope Humane Society, 1698 W. 10th St. Metropolis, IL 62960 or Carson Park Fairgrounds c/o McCracken County Treasurer, 300 Clarence Gaines St. Paducah, KY  42003.

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