Esther Taylor Tomlin, 95, of Buena Vista, went to be with her Lord Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Kendal at Lexington, The Borden Health Center.
She was born April 25, 1918, in Buena Vista, a daughter of the late Charles and Laura Phillips Taylor. She was raised by her brother and his wife, the late Earl and Lena Taylor.
She was a member of the Stone Church of the Brethren and she was retired from many jobs, her last being a beautician in her home, first in Buena Vista and then in Chester.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Oscar J. Hostetter and Woodrow W. Tomlin Sr., and a son Don W. Hostetter, a grandson Jeff Armstrong, five brothers, two half-brothers, and one half-sister.
She is survived by a daughter, Charlene H. Armstrong and husband Charles of Buena Vista; stepdaughters Joan T. Bell and husband Jimmy of Prince George, and June T. Thompson and husband Alan of Chesterfield; a special stepson, Woodrow W. Tomlin Jr. and wife Marsha of Chesterfield; granddaughters, Karen B. Hobbs and husband T.C. of Hopewell, and Joanne B. Kirkland and husband Brad of Prince George; a step-grandson, Kevin Bultje and wife Natalie of Chesterfield; two great-granddaughters, Erika M. Mitchell and husband Dustin of Chesterfield and Alyssa Bultje of Chesterfield; great-grandson Andrew Bultje and wife Brittney of Chesterfield; half-sister, Phyllis M. Taylor; special niece, Joyce T. Gunter of Harrisonburg; and a special nephew, Charles L. Taylor of Buena Vista.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel with the Pastor Russ Barb officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stone Church of the Brethren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.