Rose M. Danko, 88, of Osceola Mills, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Anna (Washell) Cowell born Oct. 18, 1924 in Osceola Mills. She married Michael D. Danko on Aug. 31, 1948 in Osceola Mills. He survives her at home.
Mrs. Danko was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osceola Mills, where she was also a member of the Rosary Society. She was formerly a CCD Teacher and a former member of the church choir. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court Victoria #646 in Houtzdale.
She was the owner and operator of the former Danko’s Dairy Frost in Osceola Mills and was a homemaker. She was a 1942 graduate of the former Osceola Mills High School.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Dean and two brothers, Steven Cowell and Raymond Cowell.
As well as her husband, Mrs. Danko is survived by two daughters, Deborah Zeiders and her husband, Rick of Harrisburg and Dawn Marie Sariano and her husband, David of Halifax and five sons, Daniel M. Danko and his wife, Linda and Drew J. Danko, both of Osceola Mills, Doug Danko and his wife, Barb of New Castle, Dennis Danko and his wife, Raquel of Chesapeake, VA and Desmond Danko and his wife, Laura of Irwin.
She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, Craig, Trevor and Aaron Danko; Danielle Wylie; Colby, Brent and Robbie Zeiders; Allison McFeatters; Andrea Wagner; Ashley Pavone; Michelle and DJ Danko; Dane and Kyle Danko; Kristen and Joseph Sariano; and Michael Danko; and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osceola Mills, with Msgr. H. Desmond McGee officiating. Burial will be at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Osceola Mills.
There will be no visitation or viewing.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Heath Funeral Home in Osceola Mills.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
To sign the online guestbook, go to: www.heathfuneral.com.