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Francis Borton

July 21, 1929 ~ September 27, 2019 (age 90)

Obituary

Francis Borton Jr., 90, of Ney, Ohio died at 2:10 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Community Hospital and Wellness Center, Bryan, Ohio. Francis was born on July 21, 1929 near West Unity, Ohio, the eldest son of Francis Sr. and Opal (Rhodes) Borton. He married Mildred (Shannon) Cromwell on May 2, 1968 and she preceded him in death on March 15, 2002.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air force to serve his country during the Korean War serving from 1950 to 1954. He was then employed by the Ohio Art Co. for 24 1/2 years and later retired from Bards after 15 years of service. Francis was a member of the Bryan American Legion for 60 years. He was also a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society.
He loved his family dearly and especially enjoyed baking the cakes for many family birthday events.

Surviving are a stepdaughter LaDonna (Bill) Hoffman, stepson Richard (Janice) Cromwell, stepdaughter-in-law Cecilia Cromwell. Also surviving are grandsons John (Regina) Winright, Rick (Susan) Winright, Terry (Connie) Winright, Robert C. (Jennifer) Cromwell III, granddaughters Kimberly (Jeff) Berks and Julie (Brent) Betts.
Surviving too are 21 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters Dolleen (Floyd-deceased) Rohrs, Doris Brennen and a brother Jim Borton. Besides his wife Mildred he was also preceded in death by a stepson Robert C. Cromwell II, a sister Harriette Williams, a brother Kenneth Borton and a grandson Larry Winright.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Isidore Catholic Church at Marysdale at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 3. Visitation is Wednesday 5-8 p.m. at the Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home 1753 S. Clinton St. Defiance, OH. There will be a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lawson-Roessner. Visitation is also 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in the Marysdale Cemetery where honorary military graveside rites will be accorded. Suggested memorials are to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the church. Condolences may be shared at www.lawsonroessner.com

Visitation

OCT 2. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home
1753 S. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH, 43512

Visitation

OCT 3. 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)

St. Isidore Catholic Church, Marysdale
06324 St. Rt. 15
Defiance, OH, 43512

Mass of Christian Burial

OCT 3. 10:30 AM (EDT)

St. Isidore Catholic Church, Marysdale
06324 St. Rt. 15
Defiance, OH, 43512

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