Mrs. Marion Bornmann ("Molly", as she was known to family and friends), 92, passed to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 27th due to complications from a stroke suffered in late October. Born on August 15th, 1920 to the late Ruth and William Hartney in Bethlehem PA, Molly was the second of three children and the only daughter. A military wife and homemaker she married Charles W. "Bill" Bornmann in 1942 with whom she shared sixty-three wonderful and exciting years of marriage prior to his death in February, 2006. She and Bill with their two older children lived in several different countries prior to his retirement from the U.S. Air Force and had many interesting stories that she would share about their experiences. One of her families' favorites was of the time immediately following World War II when she took their nine month old daughter and five year old son from Daytona by train to Seattle and then by ship to Japan to join her husband who was stationed there! Bill's final assignment was in Orlando where they were blessed with a third child and chose to retire and where they lived for a number of years prior to moving to Bishop's Glen in Holly Hill in 2001. Molly had a great life. She had several hobbies which she thoroughly enjoyed (including needlepoint and puzzles) and was excellent at completing crossword puzzles. She was loved and will be missed by all her family and friends. However, at the time of her death, she was at peace and ready to be reunited with Bill. Molly is survived by her children, David and his partner, Diane (Oldsmar FL), Molly Norris and her husband, Dewaine (Fairfax VA), and Ron and his wife Candi (Deltona, FL); three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Curtis Hartney and his wife, Jo; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Bishop's Glen in Holly Hill on Saturday, 8 December at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Volusia / Flagler, 1625 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Orange City FL 32763 or Florida United Methodist Children's Home, 51 Children's Way, Enterprise FL 32725.

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Dec. 7, 2012