He was born Nov. 28, 2006, at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Shane M. Doherty and Chrystaleah C. Spaulding Doherty.
He was a wonderful little boy who loved to cuddle. He found comfort in his mother's arms and loved giving his daddy kisses.
Elijah loved to eat. His favorite food was his mother's chicken fettuccine alfredo. He also loved Chinese and especially liked the fortune cookies.
He was an avid fan of Spongebob Squarepants.
Elijah loved being with his family, and they will all cherish his memory. He was a child who lived to love and loved to live.
He will be lovingly missed by his parents, Shane and Chrystaleah and brother, Brayden Gabriel Andrew Doherty, all of the home in Fort Scott; his paternal grandparents, Deb Morter-Womelsdorf, Fort Scott, Kan. and her husband, Kevin Womelsdorf, Mapleton, Kan. and Don Doherty and wife, Roxie, Fort Scott; his maternal grandparents, Bob Spaulding, Fort Scott, and Shirley Spaulding, of Arkansas.
Also surviving are his paternal great-grandparents, Delores Doherty, Teresa Munroe and Rod Morter, all of Fort Scott; and maternal great-grandparents, Sybil Smith and husband, Thomas Fletcher, of Greenbrier, Arkansas, and Robert Spaulding and wife, Nancy, North Little Rock, Arkansas; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family would also like to mention, Lisa Vaughn, nurse at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital who helped provide for Elijah's care.
He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Bernard Doherty.
Rev. Scott Moore will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at the Community Christian Church. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Elijah Doherty Memorial Fund to help defray medical and funeral expenses and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.
Eternity is a heartbeat away.
Words of comfort may be emailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org