PANA — Pat Hauter, age 92, passed away on Tuesday morning, November 5, 2019 at Heritage Manor in Carlinville, Illinois.
Pat was born in Carlinville on September 9, 1927, the daughter of Everett and Elizabeth (Gallagher) Boatman. She married Harold L. Hauter on July 31, 1949 in Pana, Illinois.
She worked for years as an assistant city clerk for the City of Carlinville. Harold talked Pat into moving to a farm south of Carlinville with the promise that Pat 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. Pat was a devoted wife and mother, helping Harold, Dan, Dave, and Steve anyway she could. In later years Pat was very happy to have the opportunity to tour England, Scotland, and Ireland and visit with relatives in Scotland. God came and took Pat home on a beautiful autumn morning.
Preceding Pat in death were her parents, husband, son Steve, siblings Joe and Virginia, and an uncle who was more of a brother, Marius "Scotty" Gallagher. Pat also lost three siblings who died as infants.
Survivors include sons Dan (Lisa) and Dave (Tammie) of Carlinville, IL; grandchildren Matt of Carlinville, Shaun of Niangua, MO, Misty Shaw of Edina MO, Jamie Dickerson of Oreana, IL, Keith of Litchfield, IL, and Corey of Hamel, IL; step grandchildren, Shelbie Tandy of Carlinville, IL, Kelsey Lear of Trenton, FL, Tim Newingham of Yukon, OK, and Tyler Newingham of SC. Also surviving are a nephew, Dennis Boatman, of Springfield, IL, and a niece, Jo Ann Boatman of The Villages, FL, as well as a number of great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:00am at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00am at the funeral home with Rev. Gary Farthing officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, rural Carlinville. Memorials may be made to Memorial Christian Church in Carlinville, Adopt-A-Pet of Benld, or Macoupin County Historical Society. Please visit www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.