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Burton Doty

September 22, 1926 — November 5, 2014

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Burton “Burt” W. Doty, 88, of Sheffield died Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at Liberty Village, Princeton.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10 th at Sheffield United Church of Christ, Sheffield.  Rev. Jane Courtright will officiate.  Burial will be in Sheffield Cemetery with military honors by H.F. Hortz Post 415 American Legion.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, 339 E. Chestnut St., Sheffield where a Masonic service will be held at 4 p.m.  Memorials may be made to Sheffield Rescue Unit.

Burt was born September 22, 1926 in rural Mineral, IL the son of Cecil W. and Minnie (Johnson) Doty.  He graduated from Manlius High School and Bradley University, Peoria.  Burton had served in the U. S. Army Air Corps.  He worked in the insurance business for more than 60 years as a claims adjuster for Aetna Casualty and then as a broker specializing in crop hail coverage.

Burt was an active member of the Sheffield community as a member of the Masonic Lodge, United Church of Christ, American Legion and Lions Club just to name a few.

Survivors include two sons, Brent W. Doty, Sheffield and Douglas A. Doty and his wife, LuAnn Simms Doty, North Carolina; as well as three grandchildren, Nora Doty, Daniel Waring and his fiancé Samantha Carnithan and Jennifer Petty and her husband, Jason; and a great granddaughter, Violet Petty.

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