Sarah Katherine Lafferty


Sarah Katherine Lafferty, 16, of Short Gap, W.Va., passed into the arms of Jesus on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 8, 2003, she is the daughter of Tammy L. (Swauger) and William Coan and Kenneth R. Lafferty.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Kenneth J. Lafferty; sister, Amanda L. Lafferty; grandmother, Marilyn Swauger; aunt, Missy Garde; uncle, Arthur Garde; aunt, Michelle Lehman; and, cousins, William Younkin, Misty and James Garde, Jamie Dibeler, Jimmy Lafferty, and Kassy Shipley. Sarah was blessed with many friends, including Shayna Screen.
Sarah's friends would tell you she had a special way of turning a sad situation into a happy one. One would never know Sarah was sick because she was always so upbeat. She loved all animals, including her dogs and the recent addition of her two ferrets.
Sarah was a student at Frankfort High School. Previously, she had attended West Side Elementary School, North East Elementary School, Braddock Middle School, and Frankfort Middle School.
Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Tuesday, Aug. 27. 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Services will follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Kenneth Hamilton officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Holding Hands for Haley Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 1863, Cumberland, MD 21502.
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Claire Swauger
Aug 27, 2019
Enchanted Cottage was purchased for the family of Sarah Katherine Lafferty by Claire Swauger.  Send flowers
Kara L Ebersole
Aug 27, 2019
Sarah was such a special girl. She knew her mom's work schedule and would come down to visit when she knew I was there getting my nails done. She was ever the entertainer! She always had jokes. Sarah lived her life with the joyfulness of a child, despite the adult circumstances she faced. She's an example to us all. I loved Sarah like a daughter and she left an imprint on my heart and spirit. Rest easy, Sarah Katherine. I'll be joining you soon and I hope you're there to greet me when I get there. ❤
Mary Gray
Aug 26, 2019
My daughter Shayna and I have been blessed to know Sarah . So many memories will remain in our hearts. Your laugh, jokes, smile and friendship will be missed so much. Sarah was family to us and will cherish her in our hearts forever. Much love to Tammy ❤️ Many prayers for healing and comfort during this time of grief.
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Rabia Qaiser
Aug 26, 2019
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Carol Lewis
Aug 26, 2019
So sorry. May God bring you peace and comfort. She’s in Gods arms now.
Danielle Kaiser
Aug 26, 2019
Prayers & Comfort
Lisa Kessler
Aug 26, 2019
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Aug 26, 2019
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Aug 26, 2019
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