Kathleen "Kathy"'s Story

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CONWAY, S.C. Kathleen "Kathy" Louise Herath, 70, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at Conway Medical Center, Conway.
Born May 11, 1947, in Cumberland, Mrs. Herath was the daughter of the late Gerald Neven Barrett and Jeannette Maxine (Roberson) Barrett. She was also preceded in death by her brother, James Barrett.
A graduate of Allegany High School, class of 1965, Kathy also graduated with her Associates Degree in Nursing from Allegany College of Maryland and then continued her education at the University of Maryland-Baltimore Campus where she earned her Bachelor Degree in Nursing. She owned and operated Spartan Case Management for over 25 years. Kathy's passions in life included her family and her pets; they truly were the loves of her life.
Kathy is survived by her husband of 46 years, John Herath, Cumberland; a son, Christopher Herath and wife, Amanda, Myrtle Beach; her sisters, Janice Leister and husband, Gene, Hyndman, Pa., and Geraldine Yaider, Wiley Ford, W.Va.; her sister-in-law, Judy Barrett, Cumberland; her nieces and nephews, Dan Yaider and fiancé, Jill Hoffman, Michele Barrett, James Barrett and wife, Erin, Shawn Leister and wife, Shelly, Alan Leister and wife, Christina; and her great nieces and nephews, James Barrett, Josh Barrett, Shania Emerick, and Alyssa Bartlett and husband, Travis; her great-great nieces and nephews, Harper, Sawyer, Adalyn and Reyes.
Friends will be received at Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyfuneralhome.com) on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Young officiating.
Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Allegany County Animal Shelter, Post Office Box 566, Cumberland, MD 21501.
Published on December 27, 2017
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