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Betty Ann McBride Hottenstein

March 9, 1957 — January 22, 2024

Dushore, PA


Betty Ann McBride Hottenstein, age 66, of Dushore, PA, and formerly of Mildred, PA, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, January 22, 2024. 

Betty was born on March 9, 1957, in Plymouth, MA, a daughter of the late Charles Edward “Sarge” and Isabelle Nelson Richmond McBride. As a daughter of a cook in the US Air Force, Betty and her family spent their childhood years around the country in different Air Force Bases. The McBride family moved to Mildred when Betty was in seventh grade, and that is when she met her lifelong best friend of over 50 years, Linda Chrzanowski Schaad. She graduated from Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 1975.  

In her early years she worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred and also as a clerk in the Mildred Post Office. She would later become a teacher’s aide in the Sullivan County Elementary School where she worked for over 25 years before retiring in 2014.   

Betty enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, and traveling especially to the beach. She loved everything Disney and red was her favorite color. However her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.  


Son and daughter-in-law:

Eric Hottenstein and Mariah Fitzgerald                         Dushore, PA  

Daughter and son-in-law:

Allie and Patrick McDonald                                          Dushore, PA 

Nine grandchildren:

Molly McDonald

Jase McDonald 

Kira Hottenstein

Peyton Hottenstein

Luke Hottenstein

Jake Hottenstein

Bryon Fitzgerald

Blaze Fitzgerald

Brayden Fitzgerald 

Two brothers and a sister-in-law:

William and Stacey McBride                                         New Albany, PA 

John McBride                                                                Mildred, PA  

Two sisters:
Bonnie Lee McBride Fedorchak and Steve Rowe           Newport News, VA

Billie Jo Brown and Dale Derrick                                  Laporte, PA  

She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by an infant brother Charles E. McBride Jr.  

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 12:00 PM in the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, with the Rev. Ronald L. Dyer officiating.  

Friends and family may call at the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, on Saturday morning, January 27, 2024, from 10:00 AM until the start of the service at noon. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Scholarship Assn., PO Box 277, Laporte, PA 18626, in loving memory of Betty Ann Hottenstein.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614   

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home - Dushore

206 Water Street
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Saturday, January 27, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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