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100 Bridge St.
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Phone: 717-436-6252
Fax: 717-436-6912
James Doughten

James R. "Jim" Doughten

Sunday, January 5th, 1930 - Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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James R. “Jim” Doughten, 90, of Mifflintown (Rockville), passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born on January 5, 1930, in Millerstown, Perry County, he was a son of the late Alvin R. and Mary T. (Taylor) Doughten. His first wife Violet P. (Pierce) Doughten preceded him in death on August 12, 2004 and he is survived by his second wife Alma (Isenberg) Leonard-Doughten.
In addition to his second wife he is survived by three daughters, Nancy D. Renninger and her husband Ed, of Gifford, Dee D. Martin and her husband Tim, of Thompsontown, DeAnna K. Fenicle, of Carlisle, six grandchildren, Jason Renninger and his companion Renee, Rachel Renninger, Stacy Genzler, Heather Hockenberry and her husband Adam, Sarah Fenicle and Brandon Fenicle also 3 great-grandchildren, MacKenna Banks, Logan Genzler and Emmett Hockenberry. A step daughter, Susan Brown and her husband, Dwaine and their family, Port Royal.
Mr. Doughten was a graduate of Patton Boys School, Elizabethtown, a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church and had been currently attending the First Baptist Church of Mifflintown. His other memberships included the Union Lodge No. 324, F.&A.M., A.A.S.R. Consistory, Valley of Harrisburg, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Juniata Forrest No. 88, the Zembo Shrine, and he had served on the board of directors for the Union Cemetery Assoc.
He retired as a master carpenter from the Carpenters union and he had worked locally for various construction companies.
With his gift of artistry, Jim was a renowned woodworker creating many works of art in his woodshop. He loved the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penn State Football. He took great pride in maintaining the grounds around his home; however, his greatest joy came from spending time with his family.
All services will be private with Pastor Ron Shupe and Pastor Caleb Hanna officiating. Interment will be in the Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.
For those who wish, memorial donations in Mr. Doughten’s memory may be made to Four Seasons Senior Community Center, 47 CJEMS Lane Mifflintown, PA 17059.
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Sherry Bowersox

Posted at 12:22pm
This is my favorite wedding photo of Uncle Jim and Aunt Alma

Sherry Bowersox

Posted at 12:20pm
Aunt Alma, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Jim. I loved to see the twinkle in his eye when he grinned and had almost a schoolboy charm around you. He cared deeply for you and you will always have that in your heart.

Mark and Sandy Smith

Posted at 08:19pm
Sandy and I are so grateful to Jim for helping us finish our rec room in our Newport home. Jim was always so willing to share his carpentry skills to make our home projects look so special.
Love and prayers
Mark and Sandy

Mark and Sandy Smith

Posted at 08:15pm
Jim's legacy will live on in through picnics at the family cabin, appropriately named 'Moonglo'. Jim's carpentry skills were so key to building an amazing family gathering place, which have brought family members together for over 50 years. His presence will be missed around the fire pit, smoke and all, and during nap time after a huge picnic lunch.

Fran Gutshall

Posted at 04:13pm
Thoughts and prayers are with Dee, Heather and Stacy and families. Jim was such a nice man. And a beautiful woodworker. He will be missed! Fran

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