Hattie B. Hotaling, 98, lifelong resident of Hollowville, NY entered into eternal rest November 28, 2019 at Pine Haven Nursing Home. She was born February 15, 1921 to Clarence and Hattie (Whitbeck) Pulver. She and her five siblings grew up on a farm in Hollowville. She graduated from Roeliff Jansen School.
In 1941, she married Winfield L. Hotaling, and during WWII, they both worked in a defense plant in Connecticut. Following that, they purchased a home in Hollowville where she lived until her recent illness. She was employed with the United States Postal Service for over thirty years, starting out as a carrier and then as clerk and OIC. She enjoyed gardening and spent hours making her sculpted gardens weed free. She was so proud of them, as they were admired by all who passed by. She was a beautiful seamstress and hand sewer. She created many beautiful items for the church bazaar. Cake making was another hobby which was shared by many all occasion cakes and wedding cakes. Her cakes were recognized as “Hattie’s Cakes”.
Hattie taught baton twirling to students in the Ockawamick Central School and put on halftime exhibitions during basketball season. She was the drum majorette for the VFW 1314 Drum Corps in the late 50’s and early 60’s. She was a fifty year plus member of the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack. During that time she was a Sunday School Teacher, and a member of the Consistory. Hattie was also a Girl Scout Leader for Troop #536, and a Life Member of the Churchtown Ladies Auxiliary. Hattie is survived by her son Winfield C. Hotaling and daughter Phyllis (Robert) Mayo, her five grandchildren Jennifer (Robert) Everhart, Joyce (Patrick) Gregory, Jeffrey (Lynn) Hotaling, James Mayo, Patrick (Tricia) Mayo, and friend Rosemarie Spinella. Also survived are her five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Hattie was predeceased by her siblings, Ellsworth, Franklin, and Clarence Pulver, Bertha Falkner, and Helen Michael, along with her beloved Pomeranian Boots.
Visitation hours at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home will be Tuesday December 3rd , from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday December 4th, at 11:00am from the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Although she loved flowers, in lieu of, memorial contributions may be made to Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack Drawer K Claverack NY 12513, or Churchtown Fire Co. #1, PO Box 193 Claverack NY.