Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Eileen A. Borchers, 92, Fort Loramie, died June 14, 2011, at Fair Haven Nursing Home, Sidney.
She was born Sept. 11, 1918, in Anna, to Louis and Rose Meyer Bornhorst. On June 14, 1941, she married Frank Borchers, who died May 14, 1984.
Surviving are 13 children: Irene (James "Jake") Sherman, Fort Loramie, Teresa (Robert) Puthoff, Sidney, Phyllis (Kenneth) Salyers, Kettering, Bernice (Carl) Hoying, Springboro, Henry (Elena) Borchers, Centerville, Diane Borchers, Kettering, Larry (Denise) Borchers, Huber Heights, Jerome (Theresa) Borchers, Yellow Springs, Leo (Michele) Borchers, Fort Loramie, Clement (Jeannine) Borchers, Ashland, Mass., Mary Ann (Denis) Rochat, Knoxville, Tenn., Francis Borchers, Felton, Calif., and Raymond (Let) Borchers, Maui, Hawaii; seven siblings, Ralph (Madeline) Bornhorst, Anna, Homer (Mary Lou) Bornhorst, Fort Loramie, Martha Borchers, Russia, Paul Bornhorst, McCartyville, Verona Peoppelman, New Bremen, Dorothy Combs, Sardinia, and Raymond (Doris) Bornhorst, Anna; 43 grandchildren; and 64 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four siblings, Norma Bensman, Lester Bornhorst, Urban Bornhorst and Adella Brown; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, she attended St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, where she was a member of St. Ann's Rosary Altar Society, the Apostleship of Prayer Promoters and the Third Order Franciscan Sisters of The Poor. She taught CCD for many years and had served as elementary director of religious education. She also was an avid volunteer.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be directed to the donor's choice. Condolences may be left at gehretfuneralhome.com.