Clara C. Nye, 86 of Bloomdale, passed away at 12:37 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

She was born July 18, 1933 in Seneca County to the late Edward and Ida (Coleman) Bentz. She married Richard B. Nye June 6, 1953 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church and he preceded her in death March 8, 2001.

Surviving are six children, Susan (Thomas) Ensminger of Findlay, Michael (Rhonda) Nye of Van Buren, Janice (the late Bob) Myers of Fostoria, William Nye of Bloomdale, Linda (James) Wolfe of Bloomdale and David (Shawna) Nye of Bloomdale; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Valeria Nye of Bloomdale and Eileen Baney of Fostoria.

She was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter; and brother, Darrel Bentz.

Clara was a homemaker and member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church. She enjoyed being a caregiver for her grandchildren and family. She loved and supported her family. Clara will be fondly remembered as strong willed, ornery and feisty.

Visitation is Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at HOENING & SON FUNERAL HOME, 133 W. Tiffin St. in Fostoria, and also Friday, August 9, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral service will begin 11 a.m. Friday at HOENING & SON FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Bloomdale Volunteer Fire Department or Cancer Infusion Center of ProMedica Fostoria Hospital.

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