Mary Jo Daugherty
Friday 18th of November 1927 - Tuesday 8th of September 2020
Milward - Southland
391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY
Clergy Fr. John Moriarty
Mary Josephine Henry Daugherty 92, spouse of Chester C. Daugherty passed from death to new life September 8, 2020. She was born Nov 18, 1927 in Lexington, KY and was the daughter of Leo Patrick and Josephine Flynn Henry.
Mary Jo graduated from Nicholasville High School, worked for IBM and had many interests. She had 14 nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Daniel; sisters, Anna Katherine Starnes, Margaret Woods, and Elizabeth East, and husband Chester.
Visitation will be held at Milward – Southland located at 391 Southland Dr., Sun., Sept. 13th from 5-8 pm and Mon., Sept. 14th from 11am-12pm at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Main St. in Nicholasville. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12pm with Fr. John Moriarty presiding. Interment at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
Mask usage, social distancing guidelines and capacity restrictions will be adhered to during these events.
To share a remembrance of Mary Jo or offer condolences to her family, please visit milwardfuneral.com
Please click link below to watch live stream of the Mass of Christian Burial.
Sara (Mulcahy) Leesays
I am so sad at not being able to attend Mary Jo’s service and Mass. I have many fond memories of her from the time she came to live with my grandmother after being in an orphanage to the last few years when I got to know her better as an adult. My fondest memory is from 1956 (I was 10) when she took me to Blue Grass airport to see Elizabeth Taylor arrive to make the movie Raintree County. She was always full of fun and fun to be with. I remember the day she and Chester got married. After that they were always around my parents playing cards with all the family or going to Boonsboro River to party. Even after I moved away to Texas they came to visit as “snowbirds” and seemed to enjoy their time here. I was always impressed as an adult how smart she was and seemed to be very educated about any subject that was brought up. In recent years, any time I would be back to Lexington to visit she would always have a bag full of make-up to give me that she had saved from her Estée Lauder “free gifts”! She was truly generous and will be terribly missed.
Becky (Mulcahy) Ciannellosays
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I remember Mary Jo so fondly as just being so full of life and so friendly. She was a very bright woman and would always share her opinions. There are some adults who just make cursory remarks to young people, but Mary Jo was not like that. She always made me feel that she was interested in what I was doing and what I had to say. I always enjoyed her company. She and Chester always brightened the room when they came in and, most importantly, were always up for a game of Euchre or Shanghai rummy.