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Rose Ann Novotny, 63, 64 Quarry Road, Milton, formerly of Middleburg, passed away at 6:13 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where she was a patient for six days. She was in failing health for a number of years.
She was born Aug. 6, 1953, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Richard and Rosemary (Gough) Humphries. She resided in Milton with her son for the past 1½ months and previously lived in Middleburg.

Rose attended Lourdes High School.
She was last employed as a corrections officer at the Berks County Prison near Reading, where she worked for 12 years before retiring due to health issues in 1999. Earlier she was a corrections officer at the Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Rose enjoyed NASCAR racing, camping and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. Her dogs, Isabella and Angelica were an important part of her life.

Rose is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas A. and Tonya Smith with whom she last resided in Milton; three grandchildren, Jeremy J. Smith, and his wife Megan, of Clarksville, Tenn., Brittany Smith, of Sunbury, and Joshua T. Smith, of Watford City, N.D.; one great-grandson, Jacob J. Smith; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jacqueline Shetterly, of Middleburg and Ricki and Rich Long, of Mifflinburg; one brother, Wes Humphries, of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard Smith.

At Rose's request, there will be no funeral services or viewing.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1715 Bloom Road, Danville.
Published on October 11, 2016
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