Helen C. Novotny, 96, of Humphreys, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Marguerite and was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Yarab) Halula. Prior to retirement, she was a school teacher at the former St. Benedict School in Marguerite. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Marguerite, and its Rosary Altar Society; Catholic Daughters of America Court Seton No. 306; and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association branch SS098. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter A. Novotny, in 2009; three brothers, John, Joseph and Raymond Halula; and seven sisters, Mary Hruby, Anna Sass, Agnes Macey, Catherine Gombita, Sister Scholastica, O.S.F., Elizabeth Halula and Frances Halula. She is survived by a brother, Edward Halula and wife Dorothy, of Springfield, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity. Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel L. Blout as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township. www.bachafh.com.
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