Harriet Emily Hollenbeck Hoster age 88 of Geneva (formerly of Seneca Falls and Barre) died October 2, 2017.
Harriet was born January 20, 1929 in Beaver Dams, N.Y. to Aranthus and Alice Frederick Everts. After her Father’s death when she was 6, she spent time in foster homes in Burdett and Reading Center before living her high school years with a cousin in Phelps, NY. She graduated from Phelps High School in 1947. She worked her whole life, starting at Shuron Optical in Geneva. Later she was a corrections officer at the former Albion State School for Women. She drove school bus and worked in the cafeteria for Albion Central Schools for over twenty years. Since retiring, she has lived in Barre, Seneca Falls and Geneva. Harriet was a Sunday School Superintendent at Barre Center Presbyterian Church, as well as a member of the True Blue Class and a church Elder. She served in the Auxiliary of both the Barre and Canoga Fire Departments. She was very active in the Barre Grange, playing many roles in the famous Grange Plays. Hattie was a prolific quilter. She leaves a loving legacy.
She was predeceased by husbands Louis F. Hollenbeck in 1986 and John H. Hoster in 2011; son, Tracy Lee Hollenbeck in 2005; son-in-law, James D. Narburgh in 1999; brother, James Levett Everts in 1959; and sister, Clara Everts.
She is survived by four daughters Barbara Bailey of Fla.,Karen Narburgh of Tenn., Faye (Bruce) Stowell of N.Y., Carol (Bill) Duke of N.C.; One daughter-in-law, Patricia Westlund Hollenbeck (Tracy) of Tenn.; step-children John (Theresa) Hoster, David (Marjorie) Hoster,Thomas (Marilyn) Hoster,Martha (Philip) Rogers all of Central N.Y. Many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Avenue, Albion on Friday (October 6), from 11:00-1:00 p.m., followed by her funeral service at 1:00. Dr. Bill Duke, son-in-law, will officiate. Interment at Mount Albion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Harriet’s name to Barre Center Presbyterian Church, Route 98, Albion, NY 14411, Alzheimer’s Association 435 E. Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14620 or a charity of your choice.