Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Mary Lou Bornhorst
Mary Lou Bornhorst, 82, Fort Loramie, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Fort Loramie, to John and Anna Borchers. On May 22, 1951, she was married to Homer J. Bornhorst, who survives.
Also surviving are six children, Theodore J. and Laurie Bornhorst, Houghton, Mich., Richard J. (Stephanie) Bornhorst, Findlay, Mary Jo (Rhondale) Haynes, Springboro, William J. (Ann) Bornhorst, Roswell, Ga., Katherine A. (Kevin) Thomason, Dallas, Texas, and Donald J. Bornhorst, Sidney; a sister, Agnes Winner; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 11 siblings, Martha Hilgefort, Clarence, Anthony, Louis, Herbert, John and Albert Borchers, Emma Kaiser, Mildred Barhorst, Leona Steineman and Helen Barga.
She was a 1947 graduate of Fort Loramie High School and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie. She built a career in religious education that began in 1961 and continued until her retirement in 2007. She taught religion courses, ultimately becoming a co-director of religious education (1979-1995), a director of the youth ministry, an instructor at local Marriage Encounter functions and a member of the parish council and education commission (1971-1995).
She was a member of the Cincinnati Archdiocese's Pastoral Council (1979-1985) and Social Action/World Peace Commission (1984-1990). She participated in many outreach programs, including hosting foster children and foreign exchange students, organizing hunger walks, volunteering at FISH, and organizing Casseroles for a Cause at the Holy Angels Soup Kitchen.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Fort Loramie.
Contributions may be made to The Community Foundation of Shelby County, Homer and Mary Lou Bornhorst Family Scholarship Fund or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.
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