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“What a wonderful lady! She touched so many in her career and I'm proud to be one of her former students. ”
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Marguerite Bottorff, 94, of Warren passed away peacefully 7:15 AM Tuesday Jan. 22, 2018 at Grace Woods Senior Living in Niles. She was born on Aug.28, 1923 in Altoona, PA the daughter of the late F. Marion and Myrtle (Erinfeld) Richards. Mrs. Bottorff graduated from Altoona High School in 1941 and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Home Economics from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, OH. She also did post-graduate work at Youngstown and Kent State Universities. She taught for four years in Toledo, OH and also in Warren City Schools at Turner Junior High for twenty years retiring in 1988. Mrs. Bottorff was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she sang in the Chancel Choir and volunteered wherever she was needed at the church. She was a docent for the Packard National Museum and served as a board member of the Warren Civic Music Association and the Upton Association. She is a member of Town Hall, a 50-year lifetime member of American Association of University Women and belonged to Monday Afternoon Educational Club. She also was an original member of the Olympic Club. Her husband, Don C. Bottorff, whom she married on June 10, 1949, preceded her in death December 8, 1979. Survivors include a daughter, Diane (Steve) Williams of Warren, a son, Alan (Merrily) Bottorff of Cortland, four grandchildren, Carrie (Robert) Rowland, Brent (Kelly Davis) Williams, Luke (Michelle) Bottorff, and Thomas (fiance Allison Armeni) Bottorff, and four great-grandchildren, Emily, Ava, Camden, and Kendall. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, F.M. Richards, and a sister, Joan Noonan. There will be a memorial service 10:00 AM Friday Jan.26, 2018 at Lane Funeral Homes Roberts-Clark Chapel where friends will be received from 6-8 Thursday and for 1 hour prior to the service on Friday. The family suggests material contributions be made to the Animal Welfare League PO Box 66, Vienna, OH 44473 or to the Upton Assoc. 380 Mahoning Ave. NW Warren, OH 44483.