Services are being moved over to the First Christian in Sullivan 105 N Broad St. Sullivan IN.
Racheal Willis Christy Daugherty left this life on March 22, 2023. She was born on December 18, 1924, to Gladys Oqual Blevins Willis and Thomas Roy Willis. She was the middle child of seven siblings. Racheal married her High School sweetheart, Paul Edward Christy, following his service in WWII. These two individuals were a part of the “greatest generation”. He served in the Army in the European theater, and she worked at Allison making war materials in Indianapolis. They married in 1945 and had two children, Julia Christy Prather and Rita Christy McCammon and proceeded to develop a thriving dairy farm, near New Lebanon, IN. After Paul’s death in 1978, Racheal kept the farm going and worked retail in Sullivan. She married Virgil Daugherty in 1997. Racheal was a lifelong and charter member of the Wabash Valley Home Economics Club, a member of Rose Chapel United Methodist Church and the Dairymen’s Cooperative. She enjoyed playing bunco, bowling, gardening and spoiling her daughters and families. Racheal was known far and wide for the coconut cream pies she prepared for multiple civic and church events.
Preceding her in death are her mother, father, her husbands, and her six siblings, Ruth (James) Moore, Bill (Earline) Willis, Alice (Kenneth) Christy, Barbara June (Robert) Brown, Floyd Willis and Patricia (Robert) Wheeler ; also her son in law Paul Dudley Prather.
She is survived by her daughters, Julia Prather, Rita (David) McCammon, four grandchildren, Emily( Mike McCormick), Brad (Jackie) Prather, Christy (Jason) Habermel, Royce (Heather) McCammon along with 7 great grandchildren, Aidan McCormick, Owen Habermel Ella McCormick, Rainey McCammon, Porter Prather, Cecilia Prather and Aubrey Habermel, her sister in law, Mary Willis and too many nieces and nephews to name. She loved them all.
Services will be on Monday April 3, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at The Sullivan First Christian Church, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time of services with David Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Rose Chapel United Methodist Church or to the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. The family would like to thank Cobblestone Crossing and Gentiva hospice staff for the excellent and loving care they provided to Racheal.
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Wabash Valley Community Foundation
200 South 8th Street, Terre Haute IN 47807
Rose Chapel United Methodist Church
6267 S Cr 100 W, Carlisle IN 47838