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Sarah Lafferty Passes Away at 16

August 26th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Frankfort High School student Sarah Katherine Lafferty, 16, of Short Gap, passed away Friday at Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born August 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 Street, Cumberland, on Tuesday, August 27. 2019 from 5-8 PM. The funeral service will follow at 8 PM, 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.

Condolences may be expressed, and the obituary may be viewed, via Upchurch Funeral Home's website:

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