Clara G. Bonar
March 17, 1936 – April 21, 2018
Clara Grace Bonar, 82, of Liberty died Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2018, at Ambassador Health, Centerville.
Clara was born in Franklin County, March 17, 1936, to Louis, Sr. and Louetta Sotwell Werner and was a 1954 graduate of Sunman High School. On November 17, 1956, she married William H. “Bill” Bonar at Hanna’s Creek Christian Church. Clara had worked as a cook for the Union County High School for sixteen years. She enjoyed bowling, cooking and spending time in her flower garden. She specially liked spending time with her family and grandchildren. Clara and Bill were avid sponsors of Union County sports.
Together they raised four children: Ronny R. Bonar of Greenfield; Randy L. Bonar and Mary Earlywine of Straughn; Debbie Willoughby of Liberty, Susan Jobe and her husband, Mike of Liberty; thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, her sister: Hazel Miller of Millville Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband of 60 years, Bill Bonar, Clara was preceded in death by her brothers: Louis Werner and Raymond Werner; her sisters: Mary Eckstein, Esther Bonello, Lena Werner, Thelma Floenius and Marjorie Maham.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at West Point Cemetery, Liberty, where interment will follow. Friends may visit at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday where memorial contributions may be made to the Union County High School Athletics. For additional information or to send condolences, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.
- Visitation Wednesday, April 25, 2018
- Graveside Service Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Clara G. Bonar
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April 25, 2018
Beautiful life, beautiful family, beautiful memories. We loved Bill and Clara for the way they loved their family. It was a joy to watch. Lowell and I feel blessed to be part of their extended family. Rest in peace dear Grandma Bonar.
Love to all of you.
Lowell and Debbie
April 24, 2018
I first became aware of the Werner family through the friendship of my Mom and Dad, Dan and Daisy Smith with Bill and Mary Eckstein. Years later when I entered Sunman High School as a freshman, Clara, Mary's sister was my classmate. Clara always had a smile for everyone. After graduation from high school Clara had perfect attendance at our class reunions until her health kept her from attending.
I pray God will comfort Clara's family at this time of losing her to a better place.
Love and blessings,
Gerty Smith Ammerman
April 23, 2018
My thoughts and prayers to Aunt Clara's family. She had a smile that was as beautiful as she was. Many fond memories of visits and family events. Always so giving and so kind. Her and Uncle Bill will be watching over their family in heaven as they always did in life. Beautiful people who will be missed but always remembered for their kindness.