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Susanne A. Fancher Doughty

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Compiled and written by Kimberli Faulkner Hull © Chasing Light Media
Cousin of Frances May Faulkner Fancher
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Susanne A. Fancher was born on 21 July 1941 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois to Leonard Everett Fancher and Frances M. Faulkner.1 Susanne’s first residence was 10417 State Street in Chicago, where she and her parents were soon joined by her younger sister, Judith.2

Daughters of Frances May Faulkner Fancher and Leonard Fancher: Judith (on left) and Susanne (on right) Fancher, age 4 and 5. Frances M. Fancher (1901-1951). Photo from the photo collection of Frances' daughter, Judith Hatch.
Judith (on left) and Susanne (on right) Fancher, age 4 and 5. Frances M. Fancher (1901-1951). Photo from the photo collection of Frances’ daughter, Judith Fancher Hatch.
Daughters of Frances May Faulkner Fancher and Leonard Fancher: Judith (on left) and Susanne (on right) Fancher, age 6 and 7. Photo from the photo collection of Frances' daughter, Judith Hatch.
Judith (on left) and Susanne (on right) Fancher, age 6 and 7. Photo from the photo collection of Frances’ daughter, Judith Fancher Hatch.

Susanne attended Hirsch High School in Chicago, Illinois.3

Susanne married first to Gerald Lee Woodard (1939-2012) and second to Robert Doughty.

Susanne died on 28 Feb 1998 in Elmira, Chemung County, New York.4

The Maroon 1957 (Chicago, Illinois, Hirsch High School Class of 1957), p. 55, Sophomore A's, Susanne Fancher.
The Maroon 1957 (Chicago, Illinois: Hirsch High School Class of 1957), p. 55, Sophomore A’s, Susanne Fancher.

Obituary

Doughty, Susanne F.,
Employee Psychiatric Center.

Age 56, of Pine City, NY, died Feb. 28, 1998 in the privacy of her own home. She is survived by her loving husband Robert; and children; daughter and son-in-law Cheri and Jay Andrews of Perkasie, PA; son and daughter-in-law William and Christie Woodard of Pine City; daughter and son-in-law Deanna and Benjamin Bernstein of Horseheads; sons and daughter-in-law Gerald and Joan Doughty of Ft. Leonardwood, MO, Jason Doughty and fiancé Stephanie Weaver of Corning and daughter, Elizabeth Doughty at home; grandchildren Jamie and Nichole Woodard of Pine City, Sarah, Rachel and Rebecca Andrews of Perkasie, PA, Kyle Folkers and Susanne Bernstein of Horseheads, Bobbie and Mitchell Doughty of Ft. Leonardwood, MO. A sister, Judy Hatch of Phoenix, AZ. Sue was pre-deceased by her son Donald Vernon Doughty in 1990.

Born at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL. Sue obtained AAS degree in nursing from Corning Community College in 1978. She worked for the Elmira Psychiatric Center since 1979. Sue was a past Matron of the Harmony/Loyal Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She was an avid Genealogist, a devoted wife and mother, a loyal and giving friend. Sue will be missed by many whose lives she touched by her wit, wisdom, and caring.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. on Tuesday, March 3, 1998 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Memorial Service will be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Maple Ave. in Elmira on Wednesday at 11AM, with Rev. Cathryn Black officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of Sue’s family. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Sue’s name to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave. of Elmira, NY 14904 or any Children with Aids Foundation.

Susanne F. Doughty, Employee Psychiatric Center,” obituary, Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York), 1 March 1998, p. 18, col. 2.

“Mending a Broken Heart,” Star-Gazette, 10 May 1998

Susanne Fancher Doughty news article, 10 May 1998,
“Mending a Broken Heart,” Susanne Fancher Doughty news article, Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York), 10 May 1998, p. 30, col 2

Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, author, “Susanne A. Faulkner Fancher” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures ( https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/susanne-a-fancher-doughty-1941-1998 : posted 2021).


  1. Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Susanne Fancher Woodard Doughty. Birth: 21 July 1941, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois. Death: Feb 1998. Parents: Leonard Fancher and Frances M. Faulkner.
    Also, hospital listed in obituary:”Susanne F. Doughty, Employee Psychiatric Center,” obituary, Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York), 1 March 1998, p. 18, col. 2.

  2. Parents address from 1935-1942. 1940 U.S. census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 103-588, sheet 8A, dwelling 166, Leonard Fancher household.
    Address: 10417 State Street, same residence in 1935.
    Leonard Fancher, age 35, married, born in Illinois, occupation: teletype man for telephone company
    Frances Fancher, wife, age 30, married, born in Missouri
    Also, address listed by Leonard at time of WWII draft in 1942. United States World War II Draft Registration Card, Leonard E. Fancher, serial no. T-1463, local board no. 92, Chicago, Illinois.

  3. The Maroon 1957 (Chicago, Illinois: Hirsch High School Class of 1957), p. 55, Sophomore A’s, Susanne Fancher.

  4. Susanne F. Doughty, Employee Psychiatric Center,” obituary, Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York), 1 March 1998, p. 18, col. 2. Also, “Mending a Broken Heart,” Susanne Fancher Doughty news articleStar-Gazette (Elmira, Chemung County, New York), 10 May 1998, p. 30, col 2.
    Also, Find A Grave, memorial 195007573, Susanne A. Fancher Doughty (1941–1998), Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, Chemung County, New York; memorial created by Kimberli Faulkner Hull (contributor 49572158).

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