Arlene M. Hotchkiss, 81, of 2112 Sutton Road, Sugar Grove, died Tuesday Jan. 3, 2012, at her residence, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born June 8, 1930, in Lisbon, Ohio, a daughter to the late Sidney and Ruth (Hildebrand) DeRemer.
Arlene was a 1948 graduate of Sugar Grove High School, and an active member of the Wrightsville Community Church, serving on many committees, including hospitality, prayer chains and many of the dinners that were served. She had her hand in everything that was going on at church. She loved gardening, her flowers, reading, shopping, corresponding with many of her friends and traveling.
Arlene and her husband were avid fans of the group Country Conversion and followed then around faithfully. She was a strong influence to her family and will be missed dearly by them.
Arlene is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Gale Hotchkiss, whom she married Aug 14, 1949, in Chandlers Valley; her five children: Steven (Jean) Hotchkiss, Sugar Grove, Susan (Bob) Wells of Johnsonburg, Pa., Sidney (Anita) Hotchkiss, Centerville, Pa., Sandra (Bill) Miller, and Vennie Hotchkiss, both of Sugar Grove; four brothers: Ivan DeRemer of Sugar Grove, Karl DeRemer, N. Warren, Edward DeRemer, Chandlers Valley, and Larry (Angela) DeRemer of South Carolina; a sister, Donna (George) Peterson of Ash-ville, N.Y.; five grandchildren: James Miller, Albert (Missy) Wells, Kellie (Mark) Shields, Brittany Hotchkiss and Nathan Hotchkiss; three step-great-grandchildren and a great-grandchild to be expected soon.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Wrightsville Community Church, with the pastor Kenneth Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Chandlers Valley Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365; or to the Wrightsville Community Church, P.O. Box 105, Pittsfield, PA 16340.
The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St., Youngsville are entrusted with all arrangements.
E-condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.