Clara Marie Bryant

July 20, 1925July 4, 2019

Clara Marie (McFarland) Bryant passed away on July 4, 2019 at Hospice of Middletown. She was born in Irvine, KY on July 20, 1925 to Frank and Cordie (Powell) McFarland. She was married in 1943 to the late Hayward Bryant. They lived most of their married lives in Middletown, and in their later years, they divided their time between Port Charlotte, FL and Middletown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Elsie VanCleve, her brother, Linville McFarland, her half-brother, David Powell, and two half-sisters, Bobbie Caron and Ruth Howard.

She is survived by four children: Gloria Sexton (Larry) of Colorado, Larry Bryant (Marie) of Centerville, Karla Morrow (Phillip) of Colorado, and Les Bryant (Beverly) of Miamisburg, as well as sisters Christina Adkins and Cheryl Jackson. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Deidre Sexton, David Sexton, Angela Schroeder, Craig Bryant, Chad Miller, Brian Miller, Nick Bryant, Kole Grossnickle, Kaylee Grossnickle, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Clara and her husband began square dancing in 1976, and through that activity, traveled extensively and made many life-long friendships. Clara was an accomplished quilter, making hand-made quilts for all of her children and grandchildren upon their graduations or weddings. She was immensely proud of her children and once said that they were her proudest accomplishment.

Visitation on Monday, July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Funeral at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at Breitenbach-Anderson Funeral Home, 517 S. Sutphin Street, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Middletown.


  • Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019


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Tina Ponzi

July 16, 2019

Karla and all!
Thinking of you so much this morning as you say farewell to mom. I remember her and always thought she was such a sweet lady. I am very saddened that Larry and I were not able to be there with you today! Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of hugs to you!

Carol Woods

July 9, 2019

My best friend. I love her very much. We have been friends for 40 Years. We square danced, golfed and played cards and went to many square dance conventions. Hayward Clara Don and I went somewhere every weekend . She was one of a kind (onery) Between Don and Clara never a dull moment. We will miss you very much.

Crystal Napier

July 9, 2019

Aunt Clara was a very sweet loving Aunt, Growing up our families were close, we had a lot of good times and a lot of great memories, R.I.P. Aunt Clara, Love and prayers to the family. Crystal, Daryl and Olivia

Clara Anne Fetters

July 7, 2019

Clara was a very dear friend for many years. We had so many wonderful times together, visiting, playing cards etc. It was a joy to be good friends with her and Hayward. I love her daughters, Gloria and Karla, also. A very lovely family.