Sophia Louise Daugherty


Sophia Louise Daugherty, 10, of New Castle passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at UPMC Children's Hospital.
Born on Nov. 2, 2007, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Ryan and Keri Daugherty. She was the sister of Claire Elise, 14, and Meredith Grace, 9.
Sophia was a member of Victory Family Church, where she was baptized.
Sweet Sophia had Type 1 Diabetes for three-and-a-half years after being diagnosed on Jan. 21, 2015.
She attended Camp Courage for children with Diabetes and wanted to be involved as a counselor in the future.
Sophia was a fifth grader at Laurel Elementary School, where she had plans on joining the fifth-grade chorus.
She had a love for all animals, especially her two cats, "Pumpkin" and "Rosie."
Sophia did not let her diagnosis stop her from enjoying life. She played softball, basketball and was an active cheerleader. If she wasn't playing sports, you could find Sophia riding her bike and scooter or learning about sharks.
One of the things she enjoyed most were sleepovers with her friends, especially her best friend forever, Abi Kuth.
She was a member of Girl Scouts and attended Seneca Hills Bible Camp.
In addition to her parents, Sophia is survived by her two sisters, Claire Elise and Meredith Grace Daugherty; grandparents, Tom and Linda Daugherty, Gary and Denise Scholze, and Don and Lynn Visser; aunts, Rachel and husband, Roman, Carloni, and Sarah Visser; and uncles, Nathan and wife, Monica, Visser and Roman Visser. In addition to her aunts and uncles, Sophia leaves behind a large extended family.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Independent Church, 424 E. Moody Ave., New Castle.
A funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Fombelle and Pastor John Nuzzo officiating.
Burial will be in Unity Baptist Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Courage by visiting the American Diabetes Association's website at
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