Sharon Kay Dougherty passed away at the age of 70, on October 19, 2020 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

Sharon was born in Des Moines on July 13, 1950 to Peggy (Wamsher) and Gene Faust, and was a life long resident.

Sharon graduated from East High in 1968. The following year she married the love of her life, Rich Dougherty, and together they started a family. They would have celebrated 51 years on October 25.

Children were the highlight of Sharon’s life. They opened their home to over 200 foster care children over a twenty-five year span. She donated many hours to sewing dresses for little girls in other countries. Sharon lovingly operated a day care out of her home, cherishing each of the children.

Sharon’s faith was strong. She was a founding member of New Life Church, and faithfully attended the lady’s bible study.

Her memory will be cherished by her husband, Rich; children, Rick (Melissa) Dougherty, Jean (Rob) Bowen; grandchildren, Ivy Davis, Abby and Amber Dougherty, Cassidy and Emilee Bowen; siblings, Karen (David) Rainey and Robert (Cheryl) Faust; and many nieces, nephews, and other loving family members.

She joined her parents in heaven.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at New Life Church, 6036 NE 12th Ave, Pleasant Hill, with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Friday from 5-7 p.m., also at the church.

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