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“Yesterday was our final goodbye to a very dear friend Barbie which was very difficult...but I wouldn't have missed saying goodbye just for a short...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: diane ditzenberger - Friend

“I miss you more today than I did yesterday. Driving home from Tennessee without your little messages and phone calls just doesn't feel right. ”
2 of 34 | Posted by: Lori - Sister

“Dewayne, Jennifer, Cathy & Debbie -- Barbie may have limped all her life on this planet, but she's running at full speed now. I love you all. ...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Gary Spedoske - Troy, MI

“Just wanted to let you know how very sorry I am for your loss. Praying for your family. ”
4 of 34 | Posted by: Charity Riley - Martin, TN

“We both were so sad to hear about the passing Of Barb. Everytime we were around her she was the most loving and happy person and was so full of joy...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Terry & Starr Bird - Unionvile, TN

“DeWayne I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless you DeWayne. ”
6 of 34 | Posted by: Debra Leach - Lewisburg, TN

“Dear Jennifer and Family,I will always remember your Mom with her beautiful smile and compassionate heart. She was always full of love, warm smiles...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Kristen Taylor - Lansing, MI

“So very sorry for your loss! I was just thinking about Barb last week, going through my jewelry box and looking at the beautiful bracelets she made...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Holly Williams - Bowling Green, KY

“Sorry for your loss. wishing You the best in this trying time. Our thoughts and Prayers are with You. ”
9 of 34 | Posted by: Joe & Cheryl Landry - Friend

“Sorry to hear of Ms Barb passing. Only saw her a couple times during high school but she was always a sweet and kind lady. Losing a family member or...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Joel & Meghan Holtz - Antioch, TN

“When all the other girls were combing their Barbie dolls hair, Barb was making IV's out of rubber bands and needles for hers. Hope you and Mom are...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Mary - sister

12 of 34 | Posted by: KATHY AND MIKE MILLS - MULLIKEN, MI

“Barb was a wonderful person, I have known her since first grade. God Bless. ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: Kathy Mccort - Sarasota, FL

“We are both sorry for your loss DeWayne & Family. Barb was such a gentle soul. She always had a smile and a kind word. She will be missed by all...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Patti & Bill Ley - Spring Hill, TN

“I went to school with Barb at Holy Cross and since we were always in alphabetical order we were in the same class and usually sat near each other. My...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Joseph Pratt - Lansing, MI

“May I pass on my condolences for your loss. And may God comfort you in knowing Barb is longer in pain, rather looking down from heaven with the Lord...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: Sharon Johnson - Friend

“We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Barb. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We enjoyed having you as neighbors. ”
17 of 34 | Posted by: Roger and Janet Crosthwaite - MI

“My condolences to the Dougherty family at the loss of dear Barb. I have only fond memories of "Barbie", our childhood name for her, when the...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Marita (Taylor) Goings - MI

“I knew Barb from Holy cross and O'rafferty high school. Such a quiet and sweet person.She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace in...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: sandy (davis) dell - camden, TN

“My prayers are with you and your family Barbie and my memories are with all us cousins back in the day. ”
20 of 34 | Posted by: Sue Searle - Ignacio, CO - cousin

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your families. ”
21 of 34 | Posted by: Randy and Liz Spedoske - Stanwood, MI

“Our prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. I am Barbie's second cousin and during our childhood, we spent many days, weekends,...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Maureen Lynch Ruble - cousin

“Remembering my beautiful niece with much love. She was an adorable little blonde girl and a beautiful woman. Our families had such good times. Barb...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Maryellen Cook - Aunt

“Just know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: Betty - cousin

“Sorry for your loss, keeping you and your family in my prayers. ”
25 of 34 | Posted by: LaTrice - Friend

“Dear DeWayne and Family, I love the way you cared for your precious Barb providing everything she needed right up to the end. She finished strong...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Eddie Rogers - Columbia, TN

“I think of Barb everytime I see pretty scrapbook paper and remember all the fun we had cutting, pasting and talking. I know her family will miss her...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Linda Shively - Hopkinsville, KY

“Your special treasure is now in the hands of the Lord. May God's love and His grace surround you in these days. ”
28 of 34 | Posted by: Marge Taylor Haugen - O'Brien, FL

“I am so sorry for your loss Jennifer, I will be praying for you and your family. Love ya girl! ”
29 of 34 | Posted by: Alicia Sawyer - Columbia, TN

“Rest in Gods Peace, Barbie. I will always remember our summers together as kids at your house!! What a blast. God Bless you. All my LoVe, MaryJo ”
30 of 34 | Posted by: Cousin Maryjo - Cousin

“What a beautiful picture and tribute to my sister. She was loved by so many. See you on Sunday. ”
31 of 34 | Posted by: Tim and Lori - Lansing, MI

“I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
32 of 34 | Posted by: Brandy Jones - Columbia, TN

“My deepest condolences for your loss. ”
33 of 34 | Posted by: Anita Huggins - friend

“Kathy and Debbie I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
34 of 34 | Posted by: Michelle Delk - Hampshire, TN

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Mrs. Barbara Marie "Barb" Spedoske Dougherty, 61, resident of Old State Road in Hampshire, died Thursday, January 24, 2013 at NHC Hillview.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Rock Jaggers officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to The March of Dimes, 1101 Kermit Drive, Suite 201, Nashville, TN 37217. Condolences may be made to the family at

Born in Lansing, Michigan she was the daughter of the late Franklin James Spedoske and Genevieve Wygant Spedoske. She was employed by the State of Michigan in the Disabled Children Department and Child Development Division. She did private home sitting for mentally disabled children in Michigan and Tennessee and was also a baby sitter. She was a member of Al-Anon of Cumberland Heights in Nashville. Barb loved her grandchildren and the time she spent cooking, baking, scrapbooking and jewelry making. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Michigan.

Survivors include her husband of thirty-eight years, DeWayne Carl Dougherty of Hampshire; daughters, Jennifer Marie Dougherty of Columbia, Deborah Ann (John) Abel of Martin, Kathy Irene (Buddy) McKennon of Summertown; grandchildren, Jackson Abel, Peyton Abel, McKenzie McKennon and Kallianne McKennon; brothers and sisters, Gary Spedoske of Troy, Michigan, Ron Spedoske of Lansing, Michigan, Kathy Mills of Mulliken, Michigan, David Spedoske of Sparta, Michigan, Mary Fox of Lansing, Michigan, Larry Spedoske of DeWitt, Michigan, Doug Spedoske of Pleasant Lake, Michigan and Lori Fox of Lansing, Michigan.

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