Clifford William Doherty, Jr. was born on February 12, 1934 to Clifford William Doherty and Mildred Rossman Doherty in Hillsdale, Kansas. He went to stay with the Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas.
Clifford who was well known as Bill served in the US Navy from 1953 to 1956. Bill met Emilia Frances Elliott and married her on February 18, 1956. Bill and Ellie lived a long married life of 66 years. His career included work at International Paper Company, Doherty Ornamental Iron, Chief Industries, owner of Reed Overhead Door and Window Company, Dillons Grocery and a small remodeling business in Olathe, Kansas. He retired and loved working in the garden, around the house and taking care of Ellie.
The family was Bill’s greatest blessing. He is sentenced to death by Emilia Doherty on October 26, 2022. Bill is survived by his three daughters, Deborah Diana (Gene) Saulmon of Olathe, Kansas; Dawn Darlene (John) Claussen of Rensselaer, Indiana; and Dolores Dale (Carol) Doherty of Walkersville, Maryland. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Claudine Ann Doherty (Gerald, deceased) of Pineville, Missouri and his 4 grandchildren, Chad Christopher Claussen (Jennifer) of West Lafayette, Indiana; Ashley Diane Mowry (Brett) of Olathe Kansas; Andrew Joseph Smith (Jennifer) of Mt. Airy, Maryland, Cameron Charles Claussen (Jessica) of Chandler, Arizona. He is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held at his resting place.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are addressed to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church 13145 S Blackbob Road Olathe, KS 66062.