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Sarah E. Gallagher

September 18, 1931 — November 16, 2015

Sarah E. Gallagher, 84, of Franklin, died at 6:03 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2015 at UPMC Northwest, Seneca.

A daughter of Clair C. and Frances Case Fike, she was born in Sykesville on September 18, 1931. Sarah was a graduate of Rockland High School and attended Venango Campus.

She worked as a nursing assistant at Franklin Hospital for 10 years; she also did in-home nursing and waitressing.

Reading and crocheting were her interests but nothing was dearer to her than her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was able to enjoy watching as they grew and developed, she envisioned a bright future for them.

On April 4, 1950 she married Clement E. Gallagher; he died on April 3, 2013.

Surviving are 6 children Danny L. (Kathy) Gallagher and Michael D. (Shannon) Gallagher both of Franklin, Deborah S. (Richard) Eakin of Utica, Cindy L (Larry) Schreck of Boonville, MO, Timothy P (Lili) Gallagher of Edmond, OK and Byran E. Gallagher of Cooperstown, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister Virginia Carter of Cooperstown, 2 brothers Willard J. (Ann) Fike of Cooperstown and Donald E. (Debbie) Fike of TN, numerous nieces and nephews, and her constant companions Buddy & Bubba, her dog and cat..

In addition to her parents and husband, Sarah was preceded by a grandson Danny Gallagher II, a sister Shirley Fuller, and 4 brothers Robert, Clarence, Wilbur and Jack Fike.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Oakland United Methodist Church, 1431 State Route 428, Oil City. Rev. Dr. Edward P. Saxman, pastor of the church will officiate.

Interment will be made in the Melat Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Oakland United Methodist Church or Purple Heart Reunited, PO Box 2121, Georgia, VT 05468.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Huff Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oakland United Methodist Church

1431 State Rt. 428, Oil City, PA 16301

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