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Herb Doty

September 5, 1937 — October 8, 2015


Herb C. Doty, age 78, of Kahoka, MO, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Herb was born September 5, 1937 at Fort Madison, IA, a son of Rueben and Mary Sly Doty.

He married Willa L. Gardner on March 30, 1963 in Kahoka. They had met while she was living in Fort Madison, employed by Sheaffer Pen.

Survivors include his wife, Willa, of Kahoka; four sons, Gary Doty, of Burlington, IA; Mike (Lisa) Doty of Kahoka, MO, Eric (Kim) Doty of Kahoka, MO and Shawn (Terry) Doty of Wayland, MO; daughter-in-law, Tammy Doty of Mt. Pleasant, IA; grandchildren: Angel (Patrick) Hayes of Desert Palm, CA, Tara Doty of McCloud, CA, Jared Doty of Chicago, IL, Justin Doty of Louisville, KY, Heather Doty of Burlington, IA, Asher (Kiley) Doty of Lomax, IL, Joseph Doty of Kahoka, MO, Shantelle, Logan and Shawna Doty, all of Wayland, MO and April and Tammy Jo Doty of Mt. Pleasant, IA; great grandchildren: Blake, Aalijah, Indira, Justus and Quran Hayes, Dathan and Ani Porter and Greyson Waterman ; three sisters, Martha Border of Davenport, IA, Mary Ann (Neal) Whitely of Valley Springs, SD, and Diane (Fred) Sly of Stronghurst, IL; an uncle, Fred (Neva) Doty of Fort Madison, IA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Delora Gardner of Des Moines, IA, Dorthea (Lee) Mathies of Kahoka, MO, Jo Anne Shaw of Kahoka, MO, Marilyn (Everett) Boice of Neosha, MO, Paula Gardner of Jacksonville, FL, Dennis (Zarina) Bergman of Kahoka, MO, Gene (Linda) Yates of Revere, MO, and Judy Doty of Fort Madison, IA; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Richard and Alberta Parsons Gardner; one son, Rob Doty; a grandson, Brandon Doty; a brother, Arthur Doty; and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Donnie and Bill Gardner,Sharon Bergman, Mike Shaw, and Lloyd Border.

Herb graduated from Fort Madison High School where he played baseball, football and ran track in which he held a long-standing record. He attended college in Fairfield on a football scholarship until he received a knee injury.

He retired from DuPont in Fort Madison and later worked several jobs including Heatilator and as a security guard for Pinkerton.

Herb was the Associate Pastor of Peaksville Christian Church and a member of the Peaksville Fellowship and had taught the High School and Young Adult Sunday School classes. He previously served as co-pastor of the Wyaconda Christian Church. In addition, he was a member of the Clark Co. Ministerial Alliance.

Herb grew up playing sports and worked on instilling that love in his five young sons. He would often take them outside for a game of football, regardless of the weather. He loved playing and he enjoyed watching sports. When the kids were young, he and Willa would take them camping at different sites in the area and always loved that time spent with them. He loved his boys who all had a talent for singing and would entertain at church and other events together. He loved to go berry picking and mushroom hunting. Herb was an avid card player all of his life and really enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. Family and faith were the most important things in his life.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Peaksville Christian Church, Peaksville, MO, with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating. Burial followed in the Revere Cemetery, Revere, MO. Music was provided by pianist Josh Justice. Songs included: "Amazing Grace", "Let There Be Peace", "God On The Mountain", "For Those Tears I Died", "Precious Lord, Take My Hand", "Rise Again". Pallbearers were: Joe Humes, Bill Dunning, Ross O'Day, Donald Whitaker, Paul Allen and Steve Howell. Doty's grandchildren were Honorary Pallbearers.

Friends called at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after noon on Sunday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

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