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Mary Lou Bornhorst, 82

August 7, 2012

Mary Lou Bornhorst, 82, of Fort Loramie, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.

Mary Lou, the youngest of 13 children, was born on Nov. 25, 1929, in Fort Loramie, to John and Anna Borchers, both deceased. On May 22, 1951, she was married to Homer J. Bornhorst, who survives her.

She is survived by her children, Theodore J. and Laurie (Hanner) Bornhorst of Houghton, Mich., Richard J. and Stephanie (Hertenstein) Bornhorst of Findlay, Mary Jo A. and Rhondale Haynes of Springboro, William J. and Ann (Dugan) Bornhorst of Roswell, Ga., Katherine A. and Kevin Thomason of Dallas, Texas, and Donald J. Bornhorst of Sidney; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister.

She was preceded in death by 11 of her 12 siblings.

The funeral Mass will be held at at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Fort Loramie.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Community Foundation of Shelby County — Homer and Mary Lou Bornhorst Family Scholarship Fund benefiting Fort Loramie High School students (100 S. Main Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365) or to the American Cancer Society.

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