Marion Hotaling Yaxley, 92 of Homer, NY passed away November 4, 2018. She was born June 9th, 1926 in Manlius, NY. The daughter of the late Paul and Eva (Grevelding) Hotaling.
She graduated from Jamesville High School and was a proud graduate of Morrisville AG. Tech. She began her nursing career in 1947 at Cortland County Hospital for 25 cents an hour. She also worked at Medina and Delhi hospitals. In 1950 she married Edward R. Yaxley Jr. They had almost 53 years of marriage. They spent 30 happy years in Woodbridge, Virginia. Summer was for sewing and canning. Winter was for knitting and reading. When plastic canvas became popular she became Queen! She loved keeping in touch with people, she wrote letters, sent many cards and made many phone calls. She had a big heart. Loved parties, celebrations and family gatherings!
She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Y. Jackson and husband Ricky, his daughters Luisa Maria Slack (Chris) and Jeanette (Jody) Keith, Carl Slack. Great- grandchildren Brandon and Shannon (Ray Zuber) Slack, and Bradley Keith. Sisters, Jean (Gregory) Ramos, Arbuckle, CA, DeEtta Hilts, Eaton, NY, Nancy Brown and husband Richard Woodford, La Fayette, NY, Ruth Hotaling and David Cuculich , Jamesville, NY. One Brother Paul (Dorie) Hotaling, Jamesville, NY. Sister-in-laws Joyce Hotaling, Chittenango, NY. and Lois (Phil) Smith, Durham, NC. Family member Eugene (Vietta) Hotaling. Many nieces, and nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Edward, her brothers Donald Hotaling, Claude Hotaling, and baby Paul. Brother-in-law's Donald Brown and Donald Hilts, and nephew Donny Hilts.
A calling hour will be held on Saturday from 10 to 10:45am at Saint Margaret's Church of Homer, with a memorial mass to take place at 11am at the church.
The highlight of the month for her was lunch with the Cortland County Retired Nurses. In lieu of flowers Please support their TC3 Nursing Scholarship Fund in her memory. Retired Nurses Scholarship, C/O Dianne Abrams, 25 W. Main St., Cortland, NY 13045.
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