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Diane BorthwickDiane Rae Borthwick (nee Smith), age 82, a lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 surrounded by her family. Diane was born February 11, 1935 in Elyria. She graduated from Elyria High School with the Class of 1953.

Diane's greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved family holiday parties and family gatherings held throughout the year. She was employed early in her career at First Merit Bank, and then retired from the Lorain Co. School Employees Credit Union after many years of service. She was a charter member of the Washington Ave Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Her hobbies included shopping, reading, and planning her high school class reunions.

She is survived by her children Scott (Linda) Borthwick of Elyria, Pamela (John) Henry of Lagrange, and Laurie Figueroa of Elyria; sister Brenda Keenan, twelve grandchildren, Cortney Huge, Katie Barnes, Scott Borthwick II, Joshua Henry, Kristen Henry, and John Henry, Jr., Nicholas Borthwick, Melissa Knight, Arturo Figueroa V, Timothy Figueroa, Claire Borthwick and James Borthwick; and twenty great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband James T. Borthwick in 2008 after 52 years of marriage; her son James F. Borthwick in 1996, and her parents Frederick and Evelyn (nee Wilson) Smith.

Friends may call at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, Ohio on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Washington Ave. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 301 Washington Ave, Elyria, Ohio. Rev. Dr. Janet A. Long, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Ave Christian Church, 301 Washington Ave, Elyria, Ohio 44035, Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Rd, Lorain, Ohio 44053, or Keystone Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center, 383 Opportunity Way, Lagrange, Ohio 44050.

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sent Saturday, 01 April 2017 19:55
So very sorry for your loss, Diane and I were cousins and I remember her well, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family, Love Cheryl
Ted Thomasson
sent Saturday, 01 April 2017 05:57
Scott and Linda, Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Always enjoyed our times together as kids. Please accept my family's condolences.
Ann Marie Goodyear AZ
sent Friday, 31 March 2017 15:32
To Scott, Pam, and Laurie, My sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mother. I worked with her way back in 1975 - 1977 at EST Consumer Loan Dept. She was so nice to work with and just be around. I always enjoyed our lunches together and she introduced me to Brandau Jewelers. I was so sorry to hear she died. My prayers are with all of you. And may Diane rest in peace.
MM Torres
sent Friday, 31 March 2017 03:25
Condolences, Claire, on the loss of your grandmother. I always enjoyed talking to her at the credit union. Mrs. Torres (your seventh grade teacher, your mom and dad\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s seventh grade teacher)
Linda Anderson
sent Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:00
To Pam and Laurie: I am so sorry for your loss. I only meet with your mom a few times but she was always smiling and happy. I'm sorry she didn't come with you to Chicago so I could have spent more time with her to know her better. She will live on in the children and grandchildren who's lives she profoundly touched. I'm keeping all your family in my thoughts and prayers. BIG HUGS coming at you.
Stephanie Kaminski Butler
sent Thursday, 30 March 2017 05:42
To Diane\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s family I offer my deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother/grandmother. I worked with Diane at Elyria Savings and Trust in the Consumer Loan Department, also worked with Scott. Diane was one of the loveliest, kindest people I had ever met, and while I was only 19 at the time, she treated me with respect and helped me learn my new job, and others within the bank. I still have the recipe for peach daquiries she gave me over 30 years ago. May Diane rest in heavenly peace, reunited with her loved ones who have gone before her. May the comfort and peace of Christ be with you all. Warmly - Stephanie
William Graf Sr
sent Thursday, 30 March 2017 05:39
Linda and Scott, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother/Mother-in-Law. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
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