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Obituary of Ethel Hatch
WHITELAW . . .
Ethel B. Hatch, 90, of 8550 Hertel Road, Canastota (Whitelaw), passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at her home, following a lengthy illness.
She was born on January 15, 1928, in Scriba, the daughter of the late Alton and Ruth (Mosher) Bowman.
Ethel spent her early years in Carthage, and has lived in Whitelaw for the past 75 years. She attended the Carthage and Canastota schools.
She was an active member of the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church, and the Women's Home Circle at the church.
Ethel loved spending time with her family and friends, and enjoyed gardening, canning, flowers, embroidery, crocheting, bird watching, and baking. Ethel was well known for her baked beans.
She married Paul A. Hatch on November 1, 1947, in Whitelaw.
Surviving besides her husband, Paul, are: one daughter, Debra Miller of Canastota; three sons and daughters-in-law, William, Sr. and Sandra Hatch of Canastota, Vaughn and Mary Hatch of Canastota, and Paul E. and Ellen Hatch of Phoenix; twelve grandchildren, Amy Eschweiler, William Jr. and Matthew Hatch, Robert, John and Steven Hatch, Christina Buyea, Jacob Hatch, Lisa Leo, and Jeffrey, Darrell and Andy Miller; twenty great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Jeannie Bowman of Florida; one sister, Melva Compo of Watertown; a sister-in-law, Irene Bowman of Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ethel was predeceased by two brothers, Alton Bowman, Jr., and Harold Bowman; and two sisters, Ruth Russell, and Bertha Benware; and two grandsons, Paul P. Hatch and Vaughn Hatch, Jr.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James Street, Canastota, followed by a funeral at 7 p.m. Pastor Donna Chapman of the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, at Whitelaw Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church.
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