Borton, Paula

Paula Rose Borton, 86, of rural Fayette, Ohio, died Nov. 25, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born April 7, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late George and Juanita (Gleason) Robison. She married Max Borton on Dec. 30, 1945, and he survives.

Paula was a graduate of Gorham Fayette High School. She was a 50-year member of the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples where she served as a Deaconess and was an active member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She also participated in many stewardship projects and took care of the church.

Paula was a homemaker who kept busy decorating her home, working in her flower garden, sewing and perfecting delicious recipes. She enjoyed painting china, and family and friends were the recipients of many beautiful pieces of china.

Family was important to Paula and she especially looked forward to every new baby in the family. Holidays were a big event with a full house.

Max and Paula enjoyed their retirement years at their home on Black Lake in Onaway, Mich., in the summer, and at Okeechobee, Fla., in the winter. Children and grandchildren remember visiting Black Lake where they enjoyed fishing, swimming, and playing cards and board games with grandma, who took no mercy on her opponents.

In addition to her husband, Paula is survived by two sons, Greg (and RaeNel) Borton of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Gary (and Carol) Borton of Fayette; two daughters, Penny (and Randy) Merillat of Fayette, and Jennifer Borton of Wauseon, Ohio; a sister, Beverly (and Roger) Kunkle of Fayette; 12 grandchildren, Jason, Andrew, Wesley, Jadea, Mac, Abigail, Austin, Joshua, Jasmine, Lee, David, and Allison; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at Fayette Christian Church-Disciples, with Pastor Gene Sugg officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Promedica Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.