Carolyn “Cookie” Hott

September 12, 1946 - November 6, 2019

Carolyn “Cookie” Hott of Vanderlip, WV died peacefully at home, early Wednesday, November 6, 2019, she was 73.

Cookie is the daughter of the late Ralph Nickelson and Naomi Peer Nickelson.  She is also preceded in death by a brother, Teddy Davis and a sister, Dolores Wolford.  Cookie is survived by her husband of 32 years, John W. Hott, her son, Sam Hott (wife Tina) of Mineral, VA., her daughter, Yvonne “Von” Sions (husband Leonard) of Romney, WV., a brother, Jimmy Davis of Augusta, WV., (2) sisters; Janice Lofton of Pennsylvania and Frances Davis of Minnesota, (8) grandchildren; Monica Soto, Shawna Campbell, Megan Chapman, David Sions, Desiree’ Simms, Jeremy Hott, Tyler Howard and Samantha Hott.  She is also survived by 9 great grandchildren and last, but certainly not least, an adored little pooch named Buddy.

Cookie was born and raised in Augusta, WV and graduated with the class of 1964 from Romney High.  She immediately went to work and many will remember her from her time spent at 7-Eleven and the Big T.  In the mid 90’s Cookie went to work for the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind as a house parent.  She did this until she retired, or at least tried to.  She kept going back and was a regular fixture around the school until she was diagnosed with cancer in April of 2019, and she finally did retire.

Cookie never met a stranger and had a way about her of making everyone feel welcome and wanted.  She loved to laugh and tease and was quite good at it.  If she liked you, chances are good you knew it by how much she picked on you – always with a hug and a smile.  Chances are good if you saw Cookie, you also saw John, they were always together.  Cookie loved home stuff; gardening, cooking, canning and making a comfortable, warm and inviting place to be.  Her immeasurable love for her children and grandchildren lives in the hearts of all and she will leave an empty spot.

Friends will be received on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 12PM to 2PM at Shaffer Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 2.  Interment to follow at Ebenezer Cemetery, Mt. Top, Romney.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of The Panhandle, 278 N. High St., Romney, WV  26757

Inquiries may be directed to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511


Carter Wagoner November 6, 2019

34 condolences for “Carolyn “Cookie” Hott”

  1. Go rest in Peace on the mountain top, Cookie. Prayers for comfort for your family and friends.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss.May God be with the family as they say their final goodbyes to a loved one.

  3. I worked with Cookie at the Big Tee when I was a senior in high school and part of the following year. She was always fun to work with. My prayers and condolences to all her family and friends.


  5. Cookie was the best house parent I could ever ask for! She always kept you laughing and smiling at all times. I have so many memories with this lovely lady. You’ll be truly missed Cookie.

    P.s. thank you for all the free sodas you bought me! 🙂

  6. She could light up a room anywhere she was. She loves to joke around with us kids and the other Houseparent but if you were sad she would make you smile even if you were having your worsed day. I love you cookie and I’m sorry you had to died from cancer.

  7. Cookie was a wonderful influence on many, many students at WVSD. Her kind heart and wonderful sense of humor was appreciated by all who knew her. Our deepest sympathy to John and the entire family. Rest in peace.
    Jane and Greg McBride

  8. My sincerest sympathy to all the Hott family…Cookie will be very deeply missed. She was truly an inspiration with infectious smile and caring heart…may her memories carry on through all of us…God bless

  9. I know her almost 4 year and she was so sweet lady! And I love play with her and she love to laugh and smile and tease and kids would feel comfortable with her and we called her cookie , and she just laugh and tease us we laugh… miss her! Peace in rest! ❤️

  10. Cookie was a kind lady with an easy smile and fun attitude. I enjoyed working with her at WVSDB. I know she’ll be missed by her family and friends. They’ll be in my prayers.

  11. This one is hard… our thoughts and prayers go out to John, and the rest of the family for the loss of our special friend Cookie…
    Cookie you will always be in mine and Glens hearts forever…
    What a very special Angel you were here on earth… R.I.P. Cookie…

  12. So sorry to hear of Cookie’s passing. Sweet person always friendly and nice. Knew her a long time.. Hugs and healing prayers for you Johnny and family.

  13. I am very sorry for your loss. Cookie was a great person who made me feel welcome at WVSD. She was what they called a “chum” to me and also my houseparent. On a few occasions, I even left WVSD and went places with her, like to her house. She often spoke about her husband, her kids and grandkids. I could tell how much they meant to her. I have a lot of fond memories of her and she will be greatly missed! Prayers of comfort going out to the family.

  14. Cookie was a very special lady and friend. Her humor and good will should be a guiding star for all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with John and the rest of the family. Don & Paula Cookman

  15. i am very sorry lossed praying for his family very sad we miss you her and west virginia school for deaf and blind we is wonderful working and bowlling with my mom barbara lynn Wright heaven god we miss you lot heartbreak!

  16. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I first remember Cookie from 7-11 & then years later as a co-worker at the deaf school. Sending love and prayers.

  17. Cookie was a dear friend of mine. We became friends through her work at the Big T and 7-11 store. Always enjoyed her sense of humor. We bowled together for several years and had many good laughs. She was amazing with the youth at church and everywhere she meet a child. She will be missed by so many folks. Now resting in peace with no more suffering. May God be with the family. Prayers for all.

  18. Cookie was quite a person…alotta fun and she really liked to laugh…Uli and I send out our best to John and the rest of the family…we cannot be at the viewing …we will be thinking of Cookie , John, and the family…Rest Easy Cookie!

  19. Cookie was a neighborhood friend of our family growing up in Slanesville. Always laughing and lots of fun. She will be greatly missed by many. Our deepest sympathy to the family. DOT AND BILL CALVERT

  20. Cookie, was a wonderful person anyone can be around! She loves to have fun and pick on us kids at the wvsd! I looked up to cookie, she done so much for me during my school years! Rest easy! You definitely will be loved and missed!

  21. What a wonderful tribute to Cookie. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss her very much.

  22. Rest in Peace Cookie……you will never
    be forgotten……Will be loved and missed
    by all that knew you…

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