Mrs. Rose Marie Harper (nee Smidga), 79, of Augusta, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Care Center at Kenton Pointe in Maysville.


Rose was born in Pennsylvania on December 17, 1940 to her parents, the late Paul and Rose (nee Strenko) Smidga. She was previously employed by the US Shoe Company in Ripley, Ohio and was a member of St. Augustine Church in Augusta.


She is survived by Scotty Harper, her daughter, Brenda (Mitch) Workman of Augusta; sons, David Scott Harper and Kenny Ray Harper, both of Augusta; and one brother, Walt Smidga. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Michelle Pallavicini (Cody), Stephanie Harper, Daniel Kilburn, Amanda Harper, Alissa Harper, and Tiffany Thomas (Gabe); and great-grandchildren, Kylee Harper, Kinlee Lippert, DaShawn Overly, Aaliyah Burns, Keeghan Thomas, Izzy Pallavicini, Khyra Thomas, Miley Burns, and Korbin Thomas; and her sisters-in-law, Lynne Woodrum and Pat England.


Rose was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.


Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the St. Augustine Church in Augusta by Monsignor Dominic Fosu.


Interment will follow in the St. Augustine Cemetery.


Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday at the Metcalfe-Hennessey Funeral Home in Augusta.


Memorials, if desired, are suggested in the form of Masses in care of St. Augustine Church, 215 East Fourth Street, Augusta, Ky 41002.


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