Marlene Ruth Varner, age 77, died Friday, November 29th at The Ohio State University Medical Center of complications from cancer.
She was born on January 17, 1936 in Dayton to the late Wellington Hoyt and Ruth Celia Shawhan Mitchell. Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, Max Edward Varner, whom she married on March 17, 1952, and by a grandson, Dallas Cole Varner.
Marlene is survived by her children, Roxan Casey, Russel (Laurie) Varner, Rebecca (Duane) Roach, Robin (Jim) Schneider, and Randal (Jodi) Varner; grandchildren, Shannan, Douglas, Jr., and Kyle Casey, Stephanie Casey Warner, Luke and Jeremy Varner, Chelsea Varner Heath, Travis and Trent Roach, Max, Karys, Reid, and Myra Varner; step-grandchildren Cory and Wyatt Covington, Brian and Scott Schneider and Delanie Buck; 18 great-grandchildren and 11 step great-grandchildren; she is also survived by two sisters Carol (Jerry) Wisse and Bonnie (Dave) Miller and several nieces and nephews.
Marlene was a homemaker who also worked for a short time at Rink's Department Store and LPZ Construction Co. She took pleasure in her church family at the Rushsylvania Church of Christ of which she was a member for sixty-five years. She also enjoyed Bellefontaine High School and Ohio State sports. But above all else on this earth, Marlene loved her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 2nd and one hour prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 3rd at the Rushsylvania Church of Christ with Pastor Lynn Cleaveland officiating. Burial is in the Rushsylvania Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rushsylvania Church of Christ.
The Eichholtz Funeral Home of Bellefontaine assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.