Miriam L. Dougherty


Miriam L. "Ming" Dougherty, 96, of Hermitage passed away peacefully at 1:07 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage.
Mrs. Dougherty was born Jan. 15, 1923, in Clarington, a daughter of the late Charles Richard and Bertha Melinda (Groce) Coon.
She was a graduate of Sigel High School and received her bachelor's degree in art
education from Indiana (Penn.) State Teachers College.
Ming, as she was known by many, taught art in the Clarion-Limestone Area School District and Reynoldsville High School before moving to Hermitage in 1967.
A homemaker, she was an active member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage. Ming loved playing cards and belonged to many card and bridge clubs. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed making crafts.
She was a member of the Hermitage Women's Club.
Her husband, Retired U.S. Army Colonel Edward S. Dougherty, whom she married June 7, 1951, passed away Oct. 30, 1987.
Surviving are three children, Philip C. Dougherty and his wife, Annette, of Hermitage, Jane M. Simelis and her husband, James C., of the Robinson Township section of Pittsburgh and Andrea M. Molchan and her husband, George, of Canton, Mich.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Wayne Coon, of Lancaster.
Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Dougherty was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Edward Dougherty.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Hope Center for Arts and Technology Inc., 115 Anson Way, Sharon, PA 16146.

Miriam L. "Ming," 96, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: None. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, with the Very Rev. Richard J. Allen, E.V., as celebrant. Interment: St. Dominic Cemetery in Sigel.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
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