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Thomas W. "Tom" Doty


November 8, 1948 ~ December 3, 2009



Thomas W. "Tom" Doty, 61 years of age, of Kansas City, MO. passed away unexpectedly in Kansas City Thursday morning, December 3, 2009. He was born on November 8, 1948 in Tecumseh, NE.  to LaVere and Norma (Wagner) Doty. Tom was a 1966 graduate of high school in Clarinda, Iowa and a graduate of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He moved from Tecumseh to Kansas City in 1985 and was employed as Warehouse Manager for Warehouse1 in Kansas City for about 10 years. He was a former member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Lincoln. Tom was active as a member of the board of directors for the Hope Care Center, and a member of the Landmark Education Group, all of Kansas City, MO. He enjoyed collecting many different things and re-furbishing Victorian Homes, and especially loved his family.

Survivors include his mother Norma Doty of Beatrice, NE.; brother in law Don Kempkes of Lincoln, NE.; and 2 nieces, Jennifer Dugan and husband Patrick and their children Brittany, Delsea, Benjamin, Natalie, McKenzie, Malorie, Elizabeth and Grace, all of Beatrice, and Sandra Micanek and husband Cory, and their children Emma and Sara, all of Omaha; and his special aunt Irene Diener of Beatrice. Tom was preceded in death by his father LaVere Doty (2007), one sister Deborah Kempkes; and by a great nephew Jacob Dugan.


A memorial has been established to the Hope Care Center with the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in charge.


Interment will be held at 2:30 P.M. Thursday at the Vesta Cemetery, R. Tecumseh.


The body will lie in state Monday from 1-9:00 and on Thursday until the time of the service at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice. The family will greet friends Monday from 7-8:30 P.M. at the funeral home.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 10, 2009 at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice with Reverend Kelly Karges officiating.

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