Mary Lou Varner

Born: Tue., Mar. 22, 1927
Died: Mon., Sep. 3, 2018


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Fri., Sep. 07, 2018
Location: Yost - Gedon Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Sep. 07, 2018
Location: Yost - Gedon Funeral Home

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Mary Lou Varner, 91, of the Renovo Road, Mill Hall, passed away September 3, 2018 at the Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven. She was born in Sandy Ridge, PA on March 22, 1927 to Robert and Freda Gibbons Patton.

Mary Lou was a 1945 graduate of the Tyrone High School and moved to the Lock Haven area after being united in marriage on March 13, 1947 to John H. Varner, who passed away October 1998. She was employed for eight years in the Robb Elementary School Cafeteria, Gardner’s Candy, and retired in 1989 after working for sixteen years in the Lock Haven University Maintenance Department. Mary Lou enjoyed cooking, baking, spending time with her grandchildren and her cat Kikkie.

Survivors include; Terry (Elizabeth) Varner, of Newport, TN, Donna Masaveg of Cleveland, OH, and Cheryl Varner of Woolrich, Grandchildren; John Varner of Manchester, VT, Ashley Varner and Tim Varner of Burlington, NC. Great Grandson; Timothy Kiekel of Burlington, NC.

In addition to her husband John, Mary Lou was preceded in death by three brothers; Donald, James, and Robert Patton, Jr., a sister Sara Carpenter.

Funeral services for Mary Lou Varner will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC , 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Officiating will be Pastor Susan Champion of the Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church Mill Hall. Friends and family will be received in the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall, PA. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Mary Lou’s name to the Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hill Road, Lock Haven, PA 17745.

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Carla Baney
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
Terry, John, Ashley, and Tim,
I am so sorry for your loss. Karen and i were just talking about the wonderful cook and baker she was. We remember the chili and corn bread she would bring us in the winter and all the cookies we would get for every holiday! I am sure she will be greatly missed.


   Posted Wed September 05, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Chip and Stacy.

Terry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With love, Chip and Stacy


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