On Saturday, May 18, 2019 Edward H. Lafferty passed away at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, IL under the wonderful care of family and staff.
Edward was born on July 11, 1923 in Logan, WV, the son of the late Ida and Thomas Lafferty. He joined the army at a very young age. He served in WWII in the South Pacific with the 81st Infantry Division 44. He received the Purple Heart on Sept. 26, 1944 in Palau Island. He was also awarded the American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Service Medal and Asiatic Pacific Service Metal.
He married Laurene Morrison Lafferty on July 11, 1946 in Logan, WV. They were married 66 years when Laurene passed away on April 8, 2012. Together they had six children: Sandra McCumber of Elizabethtown, IL, Pat Lolley (Dannie) of Camden, TN, Thomas Lafferty, Edward (Kay) Lafferty of Elizabethtown, IL, Barbara Clymer (Terry)of Myrtle Beach, SC and Debra Dermyer (Dan) of Tecumseh, MI. He had five stepchildren, Jack Montgomery, James Montgomery, Johnny Montgomery, Joe Montgomery and Donna Montgomery McGlone. He had 24 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Edward was a wonderful father and grandfather, “Papaw”. He enjoyed his time with the love of his life, Laurene, and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He shared his love and knowledge with the family, and he will never be forgotten.
Edward is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Laurene, and one son, Thomas Lafferty (Vietnam 1970) and five stepchildren, Jack Montgomery, James Montgomery, Johnny Montgomery and Donna Montgomery McGlone. Grandson, Timothy Clymer and great-granddaughter, Amanda Krzyston.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, IL. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at the church. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Logan, WV.
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For those who wish, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 179, Elizabethtown, IL 62931.