Pat Hauter, 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Heritage Manor in Carlinville.
Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Farthing officiating. Burial will be held in Prairie Lawn Cemetery in rural Carlinville.
Mrs. Hauter was born Sept. 9, 1927, the daughter of Everett and Elizabeth (Gallagher) Boatman. She married Harold L. Hauter on July 31, 1949, in Pana, and he preceded her in death.
A graduate of Carlinville High School, she worked for years as an assistant city clerk for the city of Carlinville. Her husband talked her into moving to a farm south of Carlinville, with the promise that she could have a horse and there would never be hogs on the farm. The horse never arrived, but the hogs did, along with a small herd of beef cattle. The farm grew, and so did the family. Three sons joined the family, Dan, Dave and Steve.
She was a devoted wife and mother, helping her husband and children anyway she could. She was a dog lover and rescued, and loved many dogs during her lifetime. She was a member of Memorial Christian Church, the Macoupin County Historical Society, Macoupin County Farm Bureau, the Carlinville Business and Professional Women's Club and a bridge club.
She and her husband were season ticket holders for the Cardinals football team for years, and also enjoyed many baseball games at Sportmen's Park and the first Busch Stadium.
The family took many vacations, traveling from coast to coast, and from Houston to Minnesota. Many of these trips were taken in a pickup camper so everybody had a vacation except her.
In the 1970s, prior to computers, she took on the challenge of tracing the Boatman family back to an ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War. This was a huge undertaking. She was successful in her research and became a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Her mother was born in Scotland, and she was equally proud of her Scottish ancestry. In later years, she was very happy to have the opportunity to tour England, Scotland and Ireland, and visit with relatives in Scotland.
She will be remembered by her family, friends and caregivers as kind, generous and loving.
She is survived by sons, Dan (Lisa) and Dave (Tammie) of Carlinville; grandchildren, Matt of Carlinville, Shaun of Niangua, MO, Misty Shaw of Edina, MO, Jamie Dickerson of Oreana, Keith of Litchfield and Corey of Hamel; step grand-children, Shelbie Tandy of Carlinville, Kelsey Lear of Trenton, FL, Tim Newingham of Yukon, OK, and Tyler Newingham of South Carolina; nephew, Dennis Boatman of Springfield; niece, Jo Ann Boatman of The Villages, FL; and many great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Steve; siblings, Joe and Virginia; uncle, Marius "Scotty" Gallagher, who was more of a brother; and three siblings in infancy.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Christian Church in Carlinville, Adopt-A-Pet of Benld or Macoupin County Historical Society.
Online condolences may be left at www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com.