Shirley Elaine Hott of Romney, WV died peacefully at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, December 20, 2017. She was 81 years of age.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Alfred Glenn Hott, (2) sons; Larry Glenn and Terry Hott, (1) daughter; Donna Jean “Sissy” Stickley, (4) brothers; Kermit C., Robert Lee “Mick”, Glise W. and Donald J. Judy, Sr., and (2) sisters; Josephine McBride and Twila M. Lee
She is survived by (2) sons; John Mark Hott (wife Dorothy Mae (Conard)) of Romney, Pastor Gerald Matthew Hott (wife Beth Ann (Timbrook)) of Augusta, (5) brothers; Melvin F. Judy (wife Charlotte) of Colonial Heights, VA, Jerry A. Judy (wife Carolyn) of Romney, Calvin M. Judy (wife Ramona) of Stephens City, VA, Leon R. Judy of Romney and Richard D. Judy of Romney, (1) sister; Jean Miller of Romney, (7) grandchildren; Michael Hott, Melissa (Hott) Kifer, Laura Beth (Mongold) Martin, John Glenn Hott, Rebecca Elaine Hott, J. William Hott and Joseph Hott, (10) great grandchildren, (1) great, great granddaughter and a wealth of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Shirley was born and raised in Romney and attended Romney High. Soon after, she and Glenn were married and started their family. Shirley was always a mom and homemaker at heart for her own children as well as many others in Hampshire County. She could (and would) do most anything for anybody. Wall papering, painting, cleaning, taking care of the elderly at Kidwell’s Nursing Home, picking fruit and anything else that helped support the family. If you were her friend, you were the recipient of her efforts and talents at no charge. She often put others needs ahead of her own. Her children all learned valuable work ethics from her as they were often taken along to help with any tasks. Shirley was a survivor and was not afraid of hard work and long hours.
There was always time made for family. When the Hott and Judy families got together at Shirley’s and Glenn’s for family gatherings there was much love, laughter, fun and a yard full of people. The loss of her daughter, husband and sons took a significant toll on Shirley and the last several years of her life were sometimes a struggle. There is tremendous comfort, as Christians, knowing that Shirley is at home and peace with her Lord. The love of her grandchildren and the spiritual and musical talents of her family never failed to bring her joy.
Friends will be received from 10AM until the time of funeral services at 11AM at Covenant Baptist Church, Romney (Mt. Top, beside Ebenezer Cemetery) on Saturday, December 23, 2017 with her sons, John and Gerald officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Old Bethel Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of The Panhandle, 278 North High St., Romney, WV 26757.
Inquiries may be made to Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney; 304-822-3511