Clara Esther (Bolender) Tomlin

December 12, 1929 - August 1, 2023

Clara Esther (Bolender) Tomlin, 93, of West Union, OH passed away on Tuesday, August 1st, 2023, at Hospice of Hope at Adams County Regional Medical Center in Seaman. She was born December 12th, 1929, in Manchester. She was preceded in death by husband, Cecil Eugene Tomlin; Parents: Orville and Bessie (Shelton) Bolender; eight siblings: Raymond Bolender, Ralph Bolender, Agnes Lucille Bolender, Sarah “Alice” Lam, Mary Bolender, Emma Ruth Dryden, Jennie Shelton, and Eunice Cooper.

Clara is survived by three sons: Larry (Hazel) Tomlin, Ricky (Sandy) Tomlin, and Jack (Diane) Tomlin; 13 grandchildren Rachel Hayslip, Misty(Matt) Newbauer, Angie Tomlin, Sonya (Kevin) Arden, Michelle Robinson, Amanda (Justin) Greenlee, Patrick (Nicole) Tomlin, Michael (Stephanie) Tomlin, Kayla (Joe) Chamblin, Shane Tomlin, Alicia Malone, Robin Colley, and Xavier Colley; 23 great grandchildren: DJ, Keri, Kaylee, Krissy, Michael, Kodey, Draik, Leeann, Bradley, Mason, Abigail, Alyson, Jack, Danielle, Whitney, Nathaniel, Meghan, Nicholas, Anakin, Adalynn Clayton, Kambriah, Pace, and 15 Great Great Grandchildren.

Clara loved her family, friends and church friends dearly. She would keep track of when her grandchildren would come down and visit or call. She loved to work out in her garden each year and can vegetables. She loves Sunday get-togethers and spending time with her family on Christmas. She also loved those great 4th of July gatherings.

The public visitation is 1– 3 PM Friday, August 4, 2023 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public funeral is 3 PM Friday, August 4, 2023, 2023 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated.  Pastor James Lanham will officiate.

The public interment is at Kirker Cemetery, State Route 136, West Union, Ohio 45693.

Friends can sign online condolences at

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated serves the family.



O'Brien - Aug 10, 2023
Sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and peace during this difficult time. Bob and Vickie
Phil and Vicki Rhonemus - Aug 7, 2023
Dear Tomlin Family, Holding all of you in our prayers and thoughts at this time. Sincerely,
John T and Elaine Lafferty - Aug 4, 2023
We send our sincere sympathy to all the family. You have many memories to give comfort in the days and months ahead.