Clara Nell Toomey

June 5, 1921 - March 24, 2020

Clara Nell Toomey, 98, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born on June 5, 1921 in Penrod, KY to the late French & Nancy Gaston. She was the oldest member of Southside Church of Christ and enjoyed reading and cooking.

Clara is preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Allen Toomey; sisters, Wilodine Arnold and Doris Hardy; brother, Carson Ray Gaston; and her beloved cat, Dexter.

Survivors include a son, Lanny David (Angela Toler) Toomey; a daughter, Lynette Dawn (Jeff) Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

In compliance with health and public safety directives, private family services will be held at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be at Horton’s Chapel Cemetery in Belton, KY.

Clara’s funeral services will be live streamed at 11 a.m. on Friday at

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301 or Owensboro Humane Society, 3101 W. Second Street, Owensboro, KY 42301.