Mary H. Borgman


Mary Helen Borgman, 96, of Independence, Missouri, formerly of Sibley, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017 surrounded by her family.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 22nd at New Salem Funeral Home, Independence; burial following in Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner, MO.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Village House, 600 West Pryor, Lee's Summit, MO 64081.


Mary Helen was born April 20, 1920 in Liberty, Missouri, one of nine children born to John H. and Maude L. (Thomas) Hontz.  She graduated from Halls Memorial High School in Buckner, Missouri.   Mary Helen married Ernest H. Borgman on September 28, 1946.  They enjoyed almost 40 years together before his passing in 1985.  


Mary Helen was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.  In addition to raising her three children and spoiling her grandchildren, she worked at HD Lee, Wild Woody's, and Lake City Remington Arms. 


Mary Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; a daughter, Francie Davis- Fairchild; two grandsons, Mark Dysart and Dale Fairchild; a son-in-law, Art Anson; four brothers: John Hontz, Pete Hontz, Bob Hontz and Samuel Roscoe (Buster) Hontz; and four sisters: Jessie Brown, Ruth Falconer, Maudie Zergiebel, and Dorothy Hontz.


Her survivors include her daughter, Joanne Anson; her son, Fred Davis (Pat); five grandchildren: Tim Dysart (Angela), Rick Dysart (Joyce), Mike Davis (Lori) and Lisa Mohr (Jeff), and Gail Odell (Jimmy); eight great-grandchildren: Melanie, Cassie, Nick, Justin, Logan, Nathan, Matthew and Colton; seven great great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews; and many friends.


Arrangements:  Royer’s New Salem Funeral Home, Independence MO   816-796-8600


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101 SE 15th St
Oak Grove, MO 64075
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Grain Valley, MO 64029
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Independence, MO 64058
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