Cole Funeral Home

1113 West 5th Street, Mcgregor, TX


Erlene Tilley Bolin

November 1, 1925January 15, 2020

Erlene Tilley Bolin, 94, of McGregor, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. A graveside service will be 12:00 noon Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the McGregor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:45 Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Cole Funeral Home in McGregor.

Erlene was born on November 1, 1925, in Bosque County, to Steven Adist Tilley and Velma Rutha (Billings) Tilley. She grew up in Bosque County and graduated from Morgan High School. Erlene married Jake Bolin in 1958. She accepted Christ at an early age, joined College Avenue Baptist Church in 1960, and loved Christian hymns, especially The Old Rugged Cross and Amazing Grace . Erlene was a stay at home full time mom and she delighted in her family. She was always in the Christmas spirit and kept her Christmas tree up 365 days a year. Christmas Eve was her favorite day when the whole family was at home with her, especially the great grandchildren. Erlene had a delightful sense of humor and was loved by all.

Preceding Erlene in death were husband, Jake Bolin; son, Rodney Bolin; granddaughter, Rhonda Miller; and grandson, Bryan Bolin.

Survivors include daughters, Rhonda Wollard, Monica Atkins and husband, Patrick; son Robin and wife, Linda; sisters, Ora Lee LaFon, Jean James, Dorma Osborn and Sherry Tilley; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.


  • Jacob Wollard
  • Jake Bolin
  • Ian Wollard
  • Josh Wollard
  • Dylan Garner
  • Tanner Wollard
  • Wesley Bolin
  • Warren Garner


  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


Erlene Tilley Bolin

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Danny Tomlinson

January 23, 2020

All of us at Community Healthcare of Texas (Providence Hospice) wish to express our sincere condolences to the family of Erlene. Thank you for the honor and privilege of caring for your loved one during this tender process. May you all know God's peace and comfort during your time of sadness. May you remember many wonderful things about your time with Erlene while she traveled this earth.
Chaplain Danny

Brenda Mashburn

January 18, 2020

There are no words to say how very sorry we are to hear the passing of your mom.she was a great lady .our prayers to your family. love y'all Mike and Brenda mashburn

Curt Bailey

January 18, 2020

Our condolences from our family to yours. Many fond memories of this wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of reflection. The best you can hope for is a good life and a long one and she had both.

Mike Swetnam

January 15, 2020

Erlene was a great mother not only to her own children and family, but to all the children that grew up on Willow Way in the 1960’s.

Our sincere condolences and prayers are given to her family.