Peter Thomas Dougherty

Peter T. Dougherty, 80, Lawrence, KS, formerly of Prairie Village, KS, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2017 at the home, surrounded by family.

He was born in Kansas City, MO, and was a graduate of Rockhurst High School and College.  He participated in and enjoyed all sports.

Pete was preceded in death by his brother, James Dougherty SJ, sister Margaret Hodes and his son, Kevin.

Survivors include his loving wife, Ernestine (Ernie), son Patrick (Kathy), daughter, Deanne Arnote (Jay), step children, Janice Early, Nancy Spiegel, Neil Early, Keith Early, Chris Early, Teresa Riley, and sixteen grandchildren.

Pete willed his body to the University of Kansas Medical Center program. A memorial mass will be celebrated on August 19th at 11 am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Prairie Village.

No flowers requested. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Lawrence Visiting Nurses Hospice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Nancy Shaughnessy...

I was so sorry to hear about Peter.
He was a presence in my life when I was growing up and a loved member of our extended family. Ernie, Patrick and Deann please accept my sincere sympathy in your loss. I will always remember Peter.
Rest In Peace, “Uncle”

From Colleen Quinn...

Prayers and blessings to the family. Peter was my Godfather and I was so glad that I got to visit with him when I was back in Kansas City for Margaret’s funeral. May he rest in peace.

From Jody Nichols DeBacker...

So sorry to hear of Peters passing. My thoughts are with Ernie, Deann, and Patrick. May God be with you all! Peter was a big part of my life growing up and was always a special “uncle”!

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